Posts tagged anxiety

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]

Consumed By Fire: Fighting Back Against Bipolar Hypersexuality

Consumed By Fire: Fighting Back Against Bipolar Hypersexuality

When you think about bipolar recovery stories,  sexual addiction isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. On top of that, many people, including those suffering from it, are unaware of it at all. They don’t think it exists. For the most part, many people believe those who suffer use the term as an excuse. […]

The Emotional Rollercoaster- A Recovery Poem

The Emotional Rollercoaster- A Recovery Poem

I had two strokes just over two years ago, and am  recovering a day at a time, I have limited use of my left side, leg drop, short term memory, and a wide range of emotions from depression, fear , anxiety, fatigue, etc., but the one thing that I have found  is that  for some […]

My Journey Through The Darkness

My Journey Through The Darkness

I knew I’d been running on fumes for months but I had to keep going anyway. There is always something to take care of but sometimes it can get so overwhelming you don’t know where to start and ultimately nothing gets done. I woke up on a Thursday morning and noticed I had what felt […]

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Originally posted on The Sobriety Collective. I promised you a three-part series.  I know, I know. But it’s like, where the hell do I even begin? When people say, “OMG, I’m soooo OCD about [X, Y, Z]” I don’t really think they realize what the eff OCD actually does to a person. I’m not a […]

Persona Medusa- Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism

Persona Medusa- Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism

My wedding was coming up. The choice of making a speech or not had been presented to me. I had decided to make a speech. I wanted to make a speech. I had little over a year to prepare and the first thing I had to deal with was what happened to me when I […]

Trauma and Self-Doubt

Trauma and Self-Doubt

I’ve doubted myself in many ways for as long as I can remember; I just hid it pretty well most of the time. Beginning at 12, I drank and smoked. As I got older, I increased my drugs of choice to include acid and ‘shrooms, which I preferred over anything else. Two months ago, while […]

Backpacking to Heal Depression

Backpacking to Heal Depression

I’m a recovered depressive. Social anxiety was the root cause. I recovered by backpacking around Asia. When depression returned a few years later, this time caused by financial hardship, I again recovered, by hiking across Spain. If you have a depressed mood or clinical unipolar depression, with similar underlying causes, then it is highly likely […]

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Having a mental illness is sometimes a life long battle. You will feel alone, you will be judged, and you will doubt yourself. Others will tell you that you are fine, that nobody has it perfect, and that nobody is normal. The fact that you have learned coping strategies and that you piece together a […]