10 Great Fictional Books/Audiobooks About Characters with Mental Illness

Lately I haven’t been blogging but I couldn’t let the entire month of May go by without contributing to my blog to bring awareness to mental health (although 90% of my blog posts are concerning mental health). Speaking of mental health, I’ve been working on finishing the sequel to Borderline, which is a story aboutContinue reading “10 Great Fictional Books/Audiobooks About Characters with Mental Illness”

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

According to studies, about 1 in 50 Americans suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (also known as BDD or Body Dysmorphia). The thing about BDD is it’s important to be knowledgable about the difference between normal insecurities and BDD. So then, what exactly is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)? Check out the video below by Dr. TraceyContinue reading “Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)”

Benefits of Sunlight

There are beneficial links between sunlight, sleep, and mental health. Not only does the sun help produce vitamin D, but it’s beneficial to our brain’s seratonin levels, which helps boost moods. This is especially important because a low level of seratonin can trigger mood disorders and depression. Check out the other benefits below: See SeasonalContinue reading “Benefits of Sunlight”

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

You may not be aware of the known links between sunlight and mental health. Not only does the sun help produce vitamin D, but it’s beneficial to our brain’s seratonin levels, which helps boost moods. This is especially important because a low level of seratonin can equal depression. (See Benefits of Sunlight) With that beingContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)”

Normal Grief vs Masked/ Delayed/& Prolonged Grief

When I was eleven my father died. I didn’t cry when my aunt broke the news to me, nor did I cry during the funeral. It wasn’t until I was in my mid 30s that I finally broke down and cried over my father’s death. However it wasn’t without consequences. One could even point outContinue reading “Normal Grief vs Masked/ Delayed/& Prolonged Grief”