When it comes to supporting your significant other with their anxiety symptoms, it’s the small things that make all the difference. This post includes tips that anyone can utilize. You don’t have to be trained in suicide prevention or mental illnesses to help your partner! Use these suggestions to help your partner get through their anxiety, and to show them that you’re there for them.
Trichitollomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out the hair on their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or anywhere else. Attempts to stop lead to distress and are usually unsuccessful. Sometimes, people call it “trich” because it’s shorter. I’ve been dealing with trichotillomania since I was 14, and I tug at my hair nearly […]
Do you feel like you need to make more time for yourself? 2016 has come to a close, so to start the new year on a good note, I developed a 30-Day Self Care Challenge. Self-care is so important because it helps us to maintain our physical, emotional, and mental health. Each day, I’ll be […]
An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times. It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home. I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.
This post contains affiliate links for which I receive monetary compensation when a code is used. It’s December! That means it’s officially holiday season. It also marks the beginning of a financially stressful period for anyone who’s tight on money. It can feel like it’s impossible to give generously without breaking the bank. Even if you […]
Whether you’re studying for your midterms this week, you have work to prepare, or your finals are looming over your head, most college students can relate to the feeling of needing a break. After working your butt off, you deserve to take some time to yourself! If you want to take a short break before […]
There are so many characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder that I don’t know how to sum it up without writing an essay. Usually, I give people insight to one facet of BPD, which is emotion dysregulation. With BPD, emotions are provoked more easily, emotions are felt much stronger than what might be justified for the […]
How often do you evaluate your well being? When other people ask us how we are, the typical response is usually, “I’m doing great! How about you?” Of course, we sometimes only give that response because it’s the socially acceptable answer. Even though we sometimes put on a fake smile for others, we don’t have […]
September 10th is National Suicide Awareness Day. My favorite mental health organization, To Write Love On Her Arms is currently running a hashtag to facilitate the discussion of suicide prevention (go check out #IKeptLiving). According to their blog, more than 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year. American suicide rates have increased by 24% […]
The beginning of a new college semester can be stressful for anyone, but with chronic anxiety, it can start to feel like you’re not prepared at all. The best way to ensure that you have a successful semester is to utilize every resource that may become beneficial to you. College brings different challenges and responsibilities depending […]