Tag: Anxiety

How School Supplies Had Me Saying “What If?”

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I was walking through Target with my son and we saw the school supplies all being set out. The summer items were already dwindling...

When My Son’s Anxiety Triggers My Anxiety

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One, two, three, breathe. One, two, three, breathe.  I repeated the mantra to myself three times before I responded to my son. His anxiety was...

What Mental Illness is REALLY Like (and Resources to Help)

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up...

Depression in Middle School

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120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first...

It Won’t Last Forever

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This pandemic? It won't last forever. Homeschooling your kids? It won't last forever. Working full-time from home while overseeing insane virtual school schedules? It won't last forever. We're living in...

I Am Not OK

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I am not OK. I feel like I am completely and utterly unraveling. And it turns out that’s perfectly normal in these “unprecedented times.”  How are you?...

Coping vs. Suppressing

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As I dive back into continuing my healing journey, I’ve learned so much about myself. I hadn’t undergone therapy since escaping the foster care...

My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety and Depression

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Before I was pregnant, I heard of postpartum anxiety and depression (PPA/PPD), but I never thought they would effect me. I had never had...

The “Mother” Load

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  Let's talk about the mental load us moms are dealing with right now... Some of us are balancing schoolwork with jobs. Some of us are...

Mental Health :: Let’s Raise Awareness and Remove Stigma

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May is mental health awareness month, so I'd like to take the time to chat a little about why this month is so important.  In...

When You Find Yourself in the Midst of a Mid-Life Crisis

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When I was in college I felt like the world was my oyster. I had my whole life planned. I’d graduate, move to the...

I Tried Four Mental Health Apps so You Don’t Have To

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Some of us are feeling a new or stronger need for mental health help in these anxious times. Because sometimes everything isn't okay.  Mental health...

It’s OK to Not Be OK

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I am not OK. It has taken me several weeks to even put my thoughts into writing. I definitely have anxiety and do not do...

Anxiety With All.The.Things.

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I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Being a mom to a little one is STRESSFUL. Flu season KILLS me. Hurricane season WRECKS me. Election season is...