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Jennifer Lear
We all want to feel like we are contributing to the world, but as the world grows more competitive, it can be hard to feel that we are doing "enough"— as employees, partners, parents, or just as members of society. This has resulted in a culture of " competitive tiredness," in which we measure our worth according to how exhausted we are, and seek recognition of that exhaustion from the people around us as proof that we are "doing enough."
Kelly Epperson
How do you know if it's the 'baby blues' or postpartum depression? Learn how to tell the difference and what to do if you think it is postpartum depression here.
Elizabeth Caudy
I’ve been hearing voices for a long time--almost 23 years. So I didn’t think anything I experienced during a schizoaffective voices episode would surprise me anymore. Well, I was wrong. The voices I heard a few days ago were very different from anything I previously experienced.
Kim Berkley
As a self-harmer, you can easily become convinced that choosing to hurt yourself, rather than others, is the right thing to do. But if there's one thing I learned from my own experiences, it's that hurting yourself to help others rarely works out the way you hope it will.
Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC, DAIS
Help is available for anxiety. Sometimes, it doesn't seem like it. Anxiety is so common it's almost accepted as a fact of daily life that must be tolerated. On the other hand, though, many people have a hard time admitting that they experience anxiety for fear of being judged negatively for seeking help. Further, anxiety's symptoms are strong, and it can often seem like nothing can help. These are all illusions (albeit strong ones). Behind them lies the truth: anxiety is treatable and manageable, and you can find help for your journey away from anxiety and into a peaceful life. These suggestions can point you to anxiety help that works for you.
Sarah Sharp
In the middle of some of the hectic days I've had with my child and his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I've often wondered: what causes mental illness in children, and what does that mean for me as a mother?
Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer
One frequent trap I fall into when I become too complacent in eating disorder recovery is an urge to romanticize the past. I reflect on all those years I was consumed by anorexia with a kind of nostalgia that whispers, "Remember how in control you felt back then? Remember the rush of satisfaction that came each time you skipped a meal? Remember the sense of power that intensified with each mile you ran on the treadmill? Remember how proud you were to have a small, narrow body? Don't you want to feel like this again?"
Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC, DAIS
Living with mental illness or mental health challenges can be frustrating. It can complicate the stuff of life, such as making and keeping friendships. In the last post, we explored some obstacles mental illness throws in the way of friendships, as well as a vital first step in friendships: becoming a friend to yourself. Now we'll turn to some practical tips for making friends when you are dealing with mental health difficulties.
Mahevash Shaikh
Have you ever pretended to be someone else at work? I don't mean faking confidence or competence; I mean faking your personality. For example, let's say you like to spend your breaks listening to music by yourself but everybody else in your workplace likes to hang out and chat. Even though you don't like it at all, you join them day after day merely to fit in. The longer you keep up this facade, the harder it is to stop and be true to yourself. It may seem harmless but behavior like this can cause as well as worsen depression. Let me explain with a real-life story.
Megan Griffith
I know it might sound odd, but sometimes I miss being sick. I've gotten so much better over the past few months, and there is a small part of me that misses being sick, and I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who's ever felt this way. So, let's talk about it.

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Dispare
I'm going threw exactly the same right now, its been 10 days living in my vehicle, yesterday I misplaced my phone, when I found it I read the most discouraging hurtful words just because I did not reply qick enough, one text is I miss you the next text is I never want to see you then its why are you not responding omg it is truly a Rollercoaster ride on top of all this she has very rude disrespectful lazy think that they are entitled give me give me children who them selfs have called police c.p.s on there mother each time c.p.s and police come they find that the house is clean food etc she will not do anything to correct her children, it has gotten worst my emotional state of mind as well as my health is being affected I really do love her though I am really taking these days away from all this to get some peace of mind
Theia
Don't know if you are still reading this in 2021, but can totally relate as have a similar scenario going on, with a slightly older adult child. Hope you have found some help or solutions. There do not seem to be any from where I am currently standing. My own health & wellbeing are going downhill & I have to care for several dependents with an adult dependent child making life a misery for the family. I try to help & would spend every penny if something could help her. But she refuses & calling services escalates things to worse. Everyone blames parents, upbringing , trauma etc but there seems no reason in some cases, maybe a biochemical imbalance or something. I cannot bring myself to put her out of the home as she is not streetwise and would not last long - I would not put out my child with a physical illness so mental illness I treat the same. It is not the same though, is it? Thoughts & prayers to all in this type of situation.
Mahevash Shaikh
I'm glad you agree, Lizanne. Thank you for sharing your professional view. I hope more people can be themselves at work.
Juliana Sabatello
I am so sorry you had that experience. It sounds like she violated many ethical and legal practices of therapy in the way she worked with you and others. I hope something comes from the complaints against her to the state because she can do some serious damage to the people she sees with that type of behavior. I hope you were able to find someone better to help you with your trauma. Thank you for sharing your story.
Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer
Hi Peter,

Thank you for reaching out. I am so sorry to hear of your pain and struggles in life. Please consider seeking out help. We have several resources on our website that can point you in the direction of support and interventions. Please see our list of hotline numbers and referral sources here: https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/resources/mental-health-hotline-numbers-and-referral-resources. In addition, our Trauma and PTSD online communities can help you find more information that could be useful: https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/traumatic-events/traumatic-events-and-how-to-cope and https://www.healthyplace.com/ptsd-and-stress-disorders. I know it can be difficult, but please reach out for help.

Sincerely,

Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer
HealthyPlace Comment Moderator