Posts tagged coping

Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

My name is Carol anne.  I am an alter in a DID system. That means I share my body. With a lot of others. We are multiple.  The other name for it is dissociative identity disorder.  I am 19, but our body is 35.  We are from Ireland and we were diagnosed with DID in […]

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 […]

A Journey Through a Paramedic’s Eyes

A Journey Through a Paramedic’s Eyes

My mental health symptoms started very young. I remember being in grade school telling my mom that I felt ‘weird’, and I would tear my room apart in anger and frustration when the only response I would get as to why I was having these feelings was, ‘it’s your hormones’. I felt lost and like […]

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Unfortunately, even in the advanced year of 2015 there are still stigmas and stereotypes around counseling, or seeing a therapist. However, attending therapy isn’t reserved for those with a “diagnosis.” On both a personal and professional level, I can attest to therapy as proven useful for those working on adjusting to or preparing for life […]

Relaxation Exercise for Panic Attacks

Relaxation Exercise for Panic Attacks

During my worst period of anxiety and panic attacks last year, I did not have any support (I wish I had). Now that everything is over, I am able to think about it and write about it. Since I can not put my whole experiences into words, I made a manual guided because I have […]

What to Do When Feeling Blue- 33 Suggestions for Mild Depression

What to Do When Feeling Blue- 33 Suggestions for Mild Depression

Having grown up with a mentally ill parent, observing domestic violence and experiencing abuse, I struggled at various seasons of my life with depression. Trying to understand my family of origin and myself better, I decided to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. I am happy to share that my days of feeling […]

Free From Cutting and Self Harm- 5 Techniques That Work

Free From Cutting and Self Harm- 5 Techniques That Work

Cutting can be a fatal. Learning to resist the urge to cut can save your life or the life of someone you care about. Whether you cut because you are numb or because the pain is too intense, these techniques can help you move past this phase of your life. 1. Sensory Techniques (you want to feel) […]

5 Ways to Help Your Kid Overcome Trauma

5 Ways to Help Your Kid Overcome Trauma

If something traumatic happens or is going to happen to your child, this is what you need to do to prevent permanent damage.