What Anxiety Looks Like?!

In the picture above, you can see me - a 5ft 2"¬†girl with dark hair and that's about all that you can see. You cannot know anything from this picture except from what I look like. Since mental illness is invisible, you cannot tell who suffers from a psychiatric condition, however, I have been told… Continue reading What Anxiety Looks Like?!

Depressed or Dramatic?: Triggered

Nothing frustrates me more than people implying that mental illness is nothing more than an exaggeration of normal emotions. When you struggle on a daily basis to function, as a direct result of your mental illness, people belittling your condition can shock you. There seems to be a widespread belief that admitting mental illness is… Continue reading Depressed or Dramatic?: Triggered

Mental Illness Stigma

It's mental health awareness week (and month)! It's a great time to explain what living with a mental illness is really like in an attempt to reduce the stigma surrounding it. I was also inspired to write this post as since I became open about my depression and anxiety, a staggering number of people have… Continue reading Mental Illness Stigma