Pregnancy and Mental Health: The Ugly Truth

** NOTE: This post is not meant to scare or deter you from having kids or trying to have children. I am Bipolar I and still chose to get pregnant 🙂 It's very possible and very doable, especially if you have a great team of doctors. These are just some ugly issues I've seen/dealt with … Continue reading Pregnancy and Mental Health: The Ugly Truth

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It’s been 5 years since my friend committed suicide: An open letter

You never really think that the time moves that quickly after a traumatic event in your life. I got a call that my beloved coworker and friend had died. I couldn't believe it- he was young and had just had a baby who was less than a year old. I didn't really comprehend how he … Continue reading It’s been 5 years since my friend committed suicide: An open letter

How To Understand Your Loved One’s Mental Health Struggles

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 10 adults are affected by depression. Common behaviors of those with depression include withdrawal, anger, flat expression, and even suicidal thoughts. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) states that more than 40 million people in the U.S. struggle with anxiety disorders and can … Continue reading How To Understand Your Loved One’s Mental Health Struggles