Anxiety, Mental Health

Suffering Anxiety in Silence

I've suffered from anxiety since I was a child, although I didn't get diagnosed until my late-30s. The often visceral symptoms of anxiety are hard enough for an adult to describe, let alone a child. The episodes I had as a child were scary, and while I tried to explain what was happening to my parents,… Continue reading Suffering Anxiety in Silence

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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Suicide

Weaning Off Antianxiety Medication Then Having to Resume Them

Each time I stopped my antianxiety medication, I relapsed. The second time was worse than the first. The third time, I nearly lost my mind, and my life.

Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Suicide

Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All

My anxiety is, thankfully, well managed right now. But six months ago, my anxiety was so bad that I couldn't escape the intrusive thoughts that taunted me to end it all. Continue reading on HealthyPlace.com. Feature image by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash.

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Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Panic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Practicing Self-Care Can Be Hard

While practicing self-care can seem counter-intuitive for some people, it is essential to managing mental illnesses like anxiety and achieving overall wellness.

Mental Health

Managing Mental Illness – Will I ever truly be well?

Mental illness is a shit-show. To combat it, one must always be on the look out, watching for signs and symptoms of recurrence. When detected, one must pull out the big guns, as it were - the weapons of learned coping skills , methodologies, medications, and support team - with the constant hope that thusly… Continue reading Managing Mental Illness – Will I ever truly be well?

Anxiety, Cannabis, Depression, Mental Health

#Cannabis is legal in Canada P3 – Marrying tried-and-true with the new when managing #mentalillness

In a recent post, I wrote about the adverse side effects I'd had to a pharma-based switch in my medication, prescribed to help with my evolving anxiety - which it did do. To counteract the side effects, my doctor prescribed more pharma meds. I disagreed and went back to my old medication. My decision to… Continue reading #Cannabis is legal in Canada P3 – Marrying tried-and-true with the new when managing #mentalillness

Anxiety, Mental Health

THE SKY IS FALLING! #AnxietyDisorder is a bitch!

When you don't notice your anxiety, that's how you know your anxiety is abating. Does that make sense? To people with anxiety I'm sure it does. To people wanting to know more about anxiety - it's like this. Anxiety disorder is a sneaky bitch and in my experience, comes in three distinct forms. In my… Continue reading THE SKY IS FALLING! #AnxietyDisorder is a bitch!

Anxiety

Anxiety Never Forgets

I had my first anxiety attack when I was around ten years of age. I didn't know that was it was at the time. I woke very early in the morning out of a dead sleep. It was summer, the sun was up but it was still only 5:30-ish in the morning. I wondered why… Continue reading Anxiety Never Forgets