Spectrum Awareness

Being on the Spectrum is not something that I talk about when it comes to my mental health. It's not that I do not wish to speak about it, but something has come to light, that makes me feel the need to express it, and maybe dive a little bit about how it effects me.... Continue Reading →

Hopeful

I've went undergo a med change about a week ago, and it has been quite the experience. Leading up to this, I have be very unstable, which as led to not posting, My moods have been all over the place, and I have not felt the same. Well, no, I always feel the same. I... Continue Reading →

Med changes and mood swings

Hello friends! Today marks about a week and a half that I have been taken off Depakote. It's used for certain psychiatric conditions, such as manic phases of bi-polar. At first, I was rather mad at the doctor''s decision to just abruptly take me off, ALTHOUGH it was my decision. I just was really afraid... Continue Reading →

3.8.18 Possible Podcast

Hello everybody! So I have been noticing a little spike in traffic, which is always a nice thing. I have been trying my best to keep up with the blog, but I had some computer related issues. I literally just fixed the problem, if you can call it that. I don't know what I did,... Continue Reading →

Cannot Control Others

As I sit here, trying to figure out the words needed for this blog post, I am coming up short of the mark. The topic of discussion is how we cannot control the way that other people are in life, and that we can't control them at all. No amount of pushing can change how... Continue Reading →

First Upcoming NAMI walk!

Short little post for right now. I have been thinking about doing something for the month of May, which is mental health awareness month. As you all know, that is the goal of my blog, to try to raise awareness. Either through my stories, or to find some type of local events. It is hosted... Continue Reading →

About Anxiety

Tonight I will try my best to write about the tales of anxiety. I guess this one will be a challenge to do, since there could be a lot of information on it, or it could all lead into previous diagnoses that we may have. As you can tell, I really haven't gone into details... Continue Reading →

Mental Health & The Work Place

https://charlotteunderwoodauthor.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/living-with-a-mental-illness-what-i-want-employers-to-understand/ I want to take a blog post that I really found interesting (seen above), and talk about my experience about mental health in the workplace. I know that a lot of people will think that I am trying to get some type of vindication about this matter, but it needs to be discussed. Mental... Continue Reading →

About Depression

Feeling sad,tearful,empty or hopeless? You just may suffer from depression. First I will list some symptoms that I have found, then give my own spin on this disorder. Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep... Continue Reading →

BPD Mood Swings

The mood swings associated with Borderline Personality Disorder can be really intense. To state some symptoms, that I covered before, are as followed: "Intense anger that they [sic] have trouble controlling • Paranoid thoughts. • Extreme sensitivity to perceived rejection and abandonment. • Feelings of emptiness. • Inability to self-soothe. • Feeling dissociated from oneself,... Continue Reading →

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