Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks: This SH¡T is for Real! (VIDEO)

*Post written in May 2014*I was in San Francisco this week for a the PBS Kids Annual Meeting as one of their VIP (Very Involved Parent) Ambassadors. This was the FIRST time I was able to travel to any event/conference and I was excited for a few days away. I’ve been dealing with depression since my daughter was born in January 2013 (on medication) and more recently began having severe anxiety and panic attacks....more

A Little Yellow Happy

One little pill......it's amazing how one little pill can be causing so many thoughts in my mind these days.  A pill that is supposed to be making my thoughts happier and easier is stressing me out a little bit to be honest. ...more

A Little Yellow Happy

One little pill......it's amazing how one little pill can be causing so many thoughts in my mind these days.  A pill that is supposed to be making my thoughts happier and easier is stressing me out a little bit to be honest. ...more

Finding a Way Home

When I heard about Robin William’s passing last night, I wasn’t surprised and shocked to hear the news as most people were. Instead, what I felt was an immense amount of sadness and a deep connection to a man I had never met and all I could do was shake my head and say a prayer. My heart immediately knew why he had left this world because my life, like so many millions of other peoples’ lives, have dealt with, and been affected by, depression and mental health issues. ...more

Blog Post: When Depression Feels Like Drowning

Photo by Eyes of OdysseusSometimes, as someone who is extremely sensitive to pain and suffering, I find an image that I can’t let go of, no matter what I do. This is one of those images....more

A post that I feel like I need to write, but I don't really want to read.

I know that I just posted Sunday evening, guys.But so much has happened. Robin Williams killed himself.And I am so sad and so angry about it.Everyone is writing about mental illness awareness and reaching out to people when you feel the darkness and/or the monsters creep up your spine.I know this feeling, most severely depressed people know this feeling.It’s terrifying in its familiarity....more

An In-Depth Look At Depression And How It Can Affect You (INFOGRAPHIC)

When I heard about Robin Williams' death earlier this week, I couldn't help but think about the numerous ways depression can affect our lives. Even nowadays, depression is a taboo subject and when we mention it, we have so many misconceptions that we usually don't understand the whole picture....more

Robin Williams RIP: We mourn his death and celebrate his genius

I grew up with Robin Williams....more

What Depression Means to Me

In the time since I first started blogging, I've sat down several times to write about depression - what I believe it is, and what it means to me.  I've always walked away from the screen, unsure of how to approach such a delicate subject, especially one that so few people, it seems, understand.  In light of Robin Williams passing away, and the overwhelming number of reactions to his death though, I'd like to say something....more

Meet your habenula: The worrywart in your brain

There's a tiny worrywart in your brain. It's smaller than a kernel of corn and it's job is to stay on the lookout for dangerous or painful situations. It's called the habenula and every animal with a backbone (even fish) have one.The habenula is buried deep in the middle of your brain. It makes a "mental note" of all the bad things that have happened to you and starts firing ato alert you when it expects something else to happen. It's like the anxious mom who calls you every day at college....more