Pregnancy and Mental Illness: Building a new brain while trying not to lose my own

Wow, so the last time I wrote a blog was four months ago – when I talked about doing Dry January ! And while everything I wrote was true, I ...

The struggles of doing 'Dry January' when you're socially anxious

"When you have social anxiety, the first two drinks don't count. They just turn you into a normal person." Whenever that meme ...

Learning how to take care of your mental health: It's not a one-size-fits-all solution

Yesterday, I discovered something that doesn't help my mental health. And it's something a lot of people actually swear by. Of all t...

How re-watching movies and TV shows helps those with anxiety

As a kid, I used to find comfort in re-watching movies and TV shows. I've lost count of the times I've watched "The Little Merm...

Remember to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving

I’m not going to say you should try to be healthy on Thanksgiving, because screw that! This is definitely a day to wear pants with an elasti...

Dealing with the emotional hangover after an anticipated event is over

For more than a year, I had been planning a single event taking place on a single day.  It was the summer of last year when we set the date ...

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, know that you're not alone

Attending a Catholic high school, none of my classmates publicly came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community until after graduation.  I saw, fi...

What's the difference between impulsive and intrusive thoughts?

In the song "Serotonin" by singer-songwriter Girl in Red, she sings, "I get intrusive thoughts like cutting my hands off. Lik...

Mental Health Spotlight: Local businesswoman encourages others to believe in themselves

You can do it. You are loved. Know your worth. You are a bad ass. It’s ok to not be ok. Nothing is impossible.  Doesn’t it give you warm fuz...

Sad in the spring: Mental health challenges can strike during any season

I have noticed something about my anxiety over the years – that, almost every year, it feels like my anxiety heightens around mid-March/earl...

As women, we need to do better at supporting each other

Did you know that women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men?  It shouldn't be all that surprising. Ju...

How emo music helped me realize I had a mental illness

Over the weekend, I donned a band tee, ripped skinny jeans, and Vans to attend the Emo Night Brooklyn show in Detroit.  And, at the event, ...

Author Josh Malerman writes a horror novel about anxiety

  Before I had a name for my anxiety disorder, I thought of it as a demon, possessing my brain. As a child, my anxiety – or the monster in t...