Tag: depression

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...

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...

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...

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...

8 Ways Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

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We hear a lot about how social media can be toxic. But there are ways that social media can help too. At this time in...

Why I Take Saturdays Off

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Let me start by saying, I am a SAHM (stay-at-home mom). Sure, I'm an attorney, but I only do pro bono work. I'm a...

Strong As Hell

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I am strong as hell. Yeah, I said it. Yep, it’s the title of this this article and it’s on a website for moms....

I Survived Postpartum Depression

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If you’re reading this and suffered with postpartum anxiety or depression, then know that I understand how incredibly strong and courageous you are. There...

When Everything Isn’t OK :: Battling Mental Illness as a Mom

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"We're fine."  "We will be fine."  "Everyone's fine."  "I'm fine."  "I will be fine."   These are the things we say to one another when a...

The 5 Stages of Grief and Your Special Needs Child

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I have always associated the Five Stages of Grief with death - until this past year. When my son was in kindergarten he was...

Not The “P” Word!

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The "P" word. No, I’m not talking about potato chips or pecan pie. It's the other “P” word; the one no one wants to talk...

Let’s Talk :: Maternal Mental Health

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Babies. Lots of people love them. They are compact, cute, innocent little guys with a clean slate on life. It’s awesome watching them grow...