All of these diagnoses connect. One is there because of the other. My PTSD consists of triggers. My triggers affect my Anxiety. My Anxiety will then trigger my OCD. This will repeat until it’s so exhausting and something happens that I can’t handle and BAM! Depression has joined the party. I remember speaking with my … More Diagnoses.
Here’s the story of how I stumbled upon the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was moving into a new place that didn’t allow animals and I simply can’t be without my dog, Dusty. I’ve had him for 6 years and he is as much as my emotional support animal as I am his … More PTSD.
The whole point of me creating this blog is to be able to share what I have learned through my mental health journey. I wanted to have a “setup” or a “layout” of the types of posts I would write and the order of when I write them. I am quickly realizing that’s not going to work! … More Plan.
As the youngest one, I always looked up to youAt least, that’s what I figured it was.That’s not what it is.I always looked out for you, not up to you. Pain is something we’ve always known.One of my first memories is pain based. Is yours? I will continue to fight whatever I have to to … More My Sister’s Keeper
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions) What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? (2017, July). Retrieved May 14, 2020, from https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ocd/what-is-obsessive-compulsive-disorder When my therapist mentioned a possible diagnosis of OCD I felt two things. Relieved that … More What do you mean, OCD?
“Evidence indicates that the absence of mental illness does not imply the presence of mental health, and the absence of mental health does not imply the presence of mental illness” (Keyes, 2007, p 100) Keyes, C.L.M. (2007). Promoting and protecting mental health as flourishing: A complementary strategy for improving national mental health. American Psychologist, 62, 95-108. When … More Mental Health.
Creating this blog has been an idea of mine for a few years now, but all the thoughts that kept going through my mind wouldn’t allow me to just let go and take the leap of faith. As I sit here and write this, I can feel all of the thoughts creeping back in. The … More My friend, Anxiety.
What is rambling? Well, one of the definitions in the dictionary says, “to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point”. That pretty much sums up what I do – CONSTANTLY ! I can start a conversation with you and in a matter of minutes I have had about 5 … More Rambling.