Sometimes distraction can be the best thing to do for your mental health. Feeling an intense amount of anxiety, or ruminating with (passive) suicidal thoughts? Experiencing a craving? D i s t r a c t i o n. It works. Distracting yourself takes your brain off that track that is bringing so many negative […]Read More Why distraction can be a good thing for your mental health
losing my job was not losing myself. it was no great tragedy, yes, i shed some tears, but they soon dried and were followed by a sense of relief. i had felt trapped there, waking up every morning at 3:30 to go do something that i hated for seven hours a day. i’m so afraid […]Read More i want something more.
So I lost my job a little over a week ago. My depression was getting worse and worse, and I was missing more and more work because of it. I had plans to go to a Partial Hospitalization Program to help pull me out of it, and was planning on telling my boss. And I […]Read More Why Losing My Job Was A Blessing in Disguise
I experience so much guilt related to my depression. I’ve been missing a lot of work this year. I had to take a week and a half of sick leave back in August, and lately I’ve been calling in to work again. I feel so guilty. I’m a very hard worker, and if I call […]Read More Depression Guilt
Since July of this year I’ve been going through a pretty intense depression. I’ve been on meds and doing the therapy thing, the exercise thing, the forcing myself to function like a normal person thing, with mixed results. The meds haven’t been working. I got off Effexor recently, and started taking Wellbutrin because it’s worked […]Read More Keep Moving Forward
Recovery is like a stool— it has three legs that help prop the seat up. Those three legs each hold separate vital components to our well-being in recovery. They are spiritual, physical, and mental. When getting sober from alcohol or drugs, the first aspect that is really focused on is the physical. Detox. A year […]Read More How I got and stayed sober
So my last antidepressant was not working. I was taking Effexor after a stint in a partial hospitalization program this summer that I checked myself into because of suicidal thoughts. The Effexor stopped some of the suicidal thoughts, but there were some that still remained, and a dreary cloud of depression still hung over my […]Read More Antidepressant withdrawal flu