Dating Someone With Mental Illness – How To Help

You meet the perfect one. Beautiful, charming, funny. You feel the connection and want to spend your time with this person, because they are just amazing. Then, they tell you something. They have depression, anxiety or both of them. But they seem so happy. How could they possibly be so ill? What will that mean to the relationship? What use would I be if they are suicidial or having a panic attack? The simple truth is, unless you’ve been through a similar experience, it can be hard to really understand what your significant other is going through. But trust me, … Read more…

My First CBT Appointment

Well, I finally got there. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. To be honest, I am quite impressed that it has been sorted out in about 1 – 2 months. I have had assessments with counselors before then, which has helped me along the way too, but they still said that CBT is what I really needed to help me with my issues. So, I went into the session with a general idea what CBT was all about; changing the way you think and cope about things etc. but today I learnt more, and understand what I would be going through in the … Read more…

Motivation!

A big problem I had when I was suffering bad with depression, was simply a lack of motivation to do anything. This in turn made the depression even worse. I no longer had the motivation to do activities I normally enjoyed, such as playing my bass, and reading novels. It also stopped me from doing my university studies, and made me less productive at work. Falling behind on studies especially increased my anxiety, as deadlines got nearer. And not enjoying what I loved left me doing nothing but thinking, which made me worry more about the little things. So it … Read more…

Wait! Don’t Hurt Yourself Today

lifeisbeautiful345: You’re too beautiful to hurt yourself. “You’ve never seen me! How could you know that?” you may think. The simple fact is, we are all beautiful. And we are all too beautiful to harm ourselves. This may feel like one of the most loneliest times ever. You may feel like a freak; that you don’t deserve anything nice; that you shouldn’t be here.  But guess what? Those things aren’t true. I love you, and think you deserve a really big hug, and a shoulder to cry on. Remember that. Put those blades away. Someone out there loves you, and … Read more…