Healthcare regarding mental illness is seriously lacking in our country. Recently, I decided that I needed to check myself in to a residential mental health treatment facility. The choice was not an easy one for me to make. I would be leaving my husband, children and would miss significant time at work. But I knew I... Continue Reading →
When you are a child, people always ask, what do you want to be when you grow up? But maybe they should be asking who you want to be instead. So who am I? I am my husband's wife. I am my children's mother. I am my mother's daughter. I am their friend. I am my... Continue Reading →
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with (that is, concomitant or concurrent with) a primary disease or disorder. Like so many people out there, I live with multiple mental and physical disorders. Each disorder on its own can be debilitating for me, but add them up and I'm... Continue Reading →
I did a thing today. Something that a year ago I would never have been able to do. In fact a month ago, when I was initially approached, I wasn't sure if I could do it.
It's no secret I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders and PTSD. Over the last few months I've become more open about my struggles in an attempt to help not only myself, but others who are suffering like me. I'm working with a great team of doctors and taking several medications, but... Continue Reading →