I have many friends who are studying for their Masters and Ph.Ds. I admire them because they have a strong work ethic and are dedicated to achieving their career goals. The downsides to continuing to these active programs are the heavy workload, lack of sleep, and extracurricular activities the student has to do so they… Read More Academia and Mental Illness
Growing up, I found forests to be fascinating places. One of my favorite vacation spots in the world was Big Sur. Being in Big Sur felt like being in the watercolor illustrations in my children’s books that I read at the time. Seeing and smelling the flowers, trees, and the ocean was tranquil. I didn’t… Read More Shinrin Yoku, or Forest–Bathing
I apologize for not writing on a weekly basis as I usually do! It’s been a super busy week. On the bright side, I had bonding time with my family in Claremont and my friend from New York visited California. I had a great blog planned for this week, but I need to do more… Read More 15 Facts About Mental Health and Mental Disorders
People often hear that postpartum depression affecting new mothers, but did you know it can also affect new fathers as well? Every day, after 1000 new dads in the United States becomes depressed and some studies are as high as 2,700. Some of the signs of postpartum depression in men include a losing one’s sense… Read More The Daddy Blues: Postpartum Depression in Men
I know many people who are either pregnant or they have a newborn. Feeling inspired, I’ve decided to explore mental health issues that can come up before pregnancy or after pregnancy. The first problem that I am going to study is Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Perinatal OCD (pOCD) is when a person experiences OCD during… Read More Am I Going to Kill My Child? Dealing with Perinatal OCD
Mass shootings are unfortunately accepted as commonplace in the United States. There are many variables to why people commit mass shootings which range from revenge, allegiance to an organization, passion, mental illness, or just pure dickery. What I’ve noticed is that when this tragedy happens, it often focuses on the perpetrators and the dead victims,… Read More What About the Survivors?
*This is a guest blog post written by the lovely Teresa of Mental Health For Seniors. The holidays are a time of great joy and goodwill. Homes delightfully ablaze with holiday lights, holiday music dominating the airwaves, the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers, and peaceful evenings by our beautifully lit trees. It seems like… Read More Are You A Senior In Recovery? 5 Tips To Avoid Holiday Temptation And Reclaim Your Life
I recently got into an accident when I was driving. Thank goodness, no one was hurt. A scratch on my bumper, and a scratch on the other driver’s door. The next week after my accident, I nearly hit a pedestrian riding his bike. I didn’t hit him, but he fell over after I startled him.… Read More Hit and Run OCD
Black Friday, which was two Fridays ago, has started the official holiday preparations and shopping. As much as holidays are portrayed to be fun, wonderful, and lovely, it can be considered as one of the most stressful times of the year. The holidays are stressful in terms of choosing gifts for loved ones, preparing event… Read More It’s the Most Stressiest Days of the Year!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The holidays are here, and we’re all busy catering to out of town family and friends. Sometimes we need to stop, smell the roses, and be grateful for our existence and what is given to us. Hence, the theme of Thanksgiving, giving thanks to what we have. As for me, I have… Read More Thanksgiving and Gratefulness