As Black History Month comes to a close, what better time than now to shed some light on an issue that's all too common in the black community. I can't speak for all black people in the world, but I can speak from my own experience and the experiences others have openly shared with me regarding black mental health.
There are some of us with depression who have experienced trauma during our lives. This trauma may have occurred prior to or after our diagnosis depression. For those who have been through traumatic experiences, these events can have a profound effect on their depression. Armed with this knowledge, what can those of us with depression -- and those close to people with depression -- do with this information?
Exercise really helps my schizoaffective disorder, particularly my anxiety. In the past I've found it hard to exercise in the brutal Chicago winter weather. Well, I’ve found a way to exercise without even leaving my apartment building that I’d like to share with you.
Setting unreasonable expectations for yourself can negatively affect your self-esteem. When you don't meet your goals, you disappoint yourself and possibly others. If you have healthy self-esteem you trust yourself to fulfill your commitments. I'm going to share how learning to set reasonable expectations for myself made me successful last week and helped me build a stronger sense of self-esteem.
Traveling is a great way to shake up your everyday routine. After long periods of work, a well-deserved getaway can be just what you need to relax and recharge. However, traveling can also help with personal growth. Here, you'll learn three ways traveling can help you grow.
Do you find yourself often feeling defensive? Perhaps you have relationships with others who seem to get defensive easily. Responding to another person with defensiveness is never the most effective way to solve a relational conflict, but many of us tend to jump into a defensive stance without thinking much about it.
Usually, anything that helps with my depression feels like a pure blessing from above, but I have some fears about how much having a baby has helped my depression. I've found that my baby can incentivize me to get out of bed even on horrible days where, without a baby, I would have been stuck in bed all day long.
Do you have a drive for thinness even though you're in eating disorder recovery? Is it healthy for you? Let's explore those questions and get some answers.
Does exercise help dissociative identity disorder (DID)? Exercise helps me live with DID by reducing anxiety and depression at least, so maybe it can help you, too.