Mental Health

Your Stories | I’m learning to manage anxiety so it doesn’t manage me

Lauren Daniell from Ordinary Me reached out and is sharing her story about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Her story, like many others, is raw. But it is real, honest, brave and inspiring. In May 2017 she was hospitalised and has had spent the last year on a journey […] Read more…

Your Stories | Heather on Depression

Heather is a full-time nurse on a postpartum unit who also works in the Special Care Nursery. She comes into contact with many women who need mental health services. As well as all this, she lives with anxiety and depression. She is on a mission to help others. Heather has a unique perspective having lived […] Read more…

Checking into the Marion Center | What it is like in a mental hospital

Lauren from Mentally Interesting shares her story about being hospitalized with a mental illness and checking into the Marion Center. She has been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the birth of her son, she was diagnosed with Pregnancy-Induced Bipolar Disorder II.  She has been hospitalised multiple […] Read more…

The low down on Bipolar Depression

Bipolar Depression or Manic Depression is like being on a rollercoaster of highs and lows every day of your life. The effects on your mood, behaviour, thinking process and energy levels can be huge and threaten relationships, jobs, school and all areas of your lifestyle. What is Bipolar Depression? With Bipolar depression, you don’t simply […] Read more…

Common Treatments for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks can be difficult to live with. It can affect your relationships and overall quality of life. However, there are many treatment options available. Please talk to your Dr or health care professional before undertaking any sort of treatment for mental illnesses. This list of common treatments for anxiety and panic attacks […] Read more…

The low down – What actually is depression?

What exactly is depression? I have written a fair bit on depression on the blog so far but never really delved into what it actually is. As you may know from previous posts, I live with depression. I am reluctant to write suffer from depression. Yes, depression is hard, it is often soul-sucking, it feels […] Read more…

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