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! 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,… Read More Thanksgiving and Gratefulness
In the previous months before we had hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria hit. Towns destroyed, people died and lives broken. The one thing unseen from the hurricanes’ destruction was the effect it had on the mental health of the survivors. Before we get into the mental health of the hurricane survivors, let’s talk about how… Read More Hurricanes and Mental Health
So it’s that day I’ve dreaded since I’ve turned 26, and that’s my birthday. I’ve dreaded this day since I turned 26 because that’s when my status anxiety turned for the worst. At 26, I saw that my friends were getting engaged, married, and having kids. I looked at myself and started fretting that I… Read More It’s My Birthday Tomorrow
The news boasts about the health benefits of mindfulness that includes lower blood pressure, less anxiety, less depression, and feeling more grounded. I’ve even boasted about it in previous blog posts about the importance of being present and meditative. There are great advantages, but like any other therapeutic practice, it’s not for everyone. Quick Refresher on Mindfulness… Read More Mindfulness can Also have Negative Effects
Think Tank Gallery This is a mental health blog, and I rarely speak about my personal life unless it regards to my experiences to it. This week’s post is going to veer away from the norm because I’m excited to write about a Think Tank Gallery event I attended that was curated by the ever… Read More I Didn’t Ask For This: A Life Time of Dick Pics ft. Shirley Manson
Picking One’s Skin I like to pick my skin when I’m happy, stressed, and bored. It’s a bad habit that has weakened my nails and has calloused the skin around my fingertips. There are times when I’ve picked my skin to the point of infection. A bump forms with white-yellowish pus inside — disgusting, but… Read More Skin Picking Til it Bleeds
A New Frontier in Mental Health Support Technology has opened a frontier in mental health support and data collection, giving opportunities for researchers, clinicians, and the public to access help, monitor progress, and have a deeper understanding of mental health being. This technology is able to be accessed by apps in mobile phones, smartphones, and… Read More Mental Health and Technology
The Movember Foundation, a global men’s charity, has launched a series of ads to help prevent male suicide. The name of the month-long campaign is called Unmute–Ask Him and it has men explaining tips for fishing, BBQing, and fixing a flat tire. Once you unmute the sound, the male explaining the tips tells a different… Read More Unmute–Speak Up
I explore the relationship between mental illness and poverty, and how poverty can be a precursor to mental illness. Poverty Can Be a Precursor to Mental Illness Growing up, my parents taught me that poor people were lazy and took money from the government. As I became educated, I learned that people could find themselves… Read More Can Poverty be a Precursor to Mental Illness?