The Day the Health Care System Failed Me

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 →

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Living With Comorbid Disorders 

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 →

How a Puppy is Saving Me 

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 →

A Day in the Life with Depression

How would you feel if everyday life was a battle? For me, every day I wake up is a battle. Most people don't know, and only some are now learning, that I have major depressive disorder, panic disorder and PTSD (from a currently unknown cause). I see two different therapists, each to treat different conditions. I'm... Continue Reading →

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