Self-Esteem Part 1

There are several facets to self-esteem. There is low, high and inflated self-esteem. As you might guess the esteem we most want to realize is high self-esteem. This allows us to speak freely about our thoughts and feelings while respecting the rights of others as well. If we have high self worth, we don’t worryContinue reading “Self-Esteem Part 1”

Why all the Stigma?

What is stigma? “A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person” according to Oxford Languages. Why is there stigma around Mental Illness? We only need to think about that for a little while and we’re faced with representations of “crazy” from movies and the past (insane asylums). But, why is itContinue reading “Why all the Stigma?”

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

From my experience with my own mental health struggles and interacting with others who also struggle, beating yourself up is a common characteristic among us. It is also one of the most damaging. Often we are chastising ourselves for having the feelings we are experiencing. Have you ever questioned your own feelings in comparison withContinue reading “Don’t Beat Yourself Up”

What is Mental Illness?

According to the American Psychiatric Association: Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. You are not alone. You are not your illness/disease. It’s okay not to be okay. Before youContinue reading “What is Mental Illness?”