Missing the Warning Signs of Anxiety and Depression

My experiences developing depression over the fall of 2009 were preceded by several months of intense anxiety and dramatic shifts in mood. When my mental health first started deteriorating, I looked for specific things that were going wrong in my…

What Causes Depression?

The following causes all tie into each other. They are issues, beyond the more chemical and biological components of the illness, that created negative patterns from which I began to develop depression.

Anxiety and Depression

What Everyone Ought to Know About Mental Illness What Causes Depression? Missing the Warning Signs Personal Definitions We all have the capacity to feel incredibly devastating amounts of physical and emotional pain. Understanding Anxiety Anxiety and depression walk hand in hand….

What Everyone Ought to Know About Mental Illness

On the surface, mental illness is almost invisible. We can’t see emotions and we can’t see thoughts. It’s difficult for others to recognize when I’m feeling depressed from my physical appearance alone.  Thoughts are simply me talking inside my mind — praising,…