Category Archives: Mental Illness

Codependency: How it Affects Mental Health

Putting others’ needs before your own can be a positive quality, but how much of this seemingly harmless behavior is too much? People pleasing is one of many characteristics that can be observed in an individual suffering from codependency disorder. Control issues, low self-esteem, avoidance patterns and compliance patterns are a few additional identifying qualities.… Read more »

Reality vs. Delusions – Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects 51 million people worldwide. Most individuals who suffer from schizophrenia experience hallucinations that can range from loud voices encouraging the victim to harm themselves or others to visions of shadows; it can vary a lot from person to person. Having schizophrenic thoughts can cause someone to become… Read more »

Dealing with Teen Anxiety

Feeling anxious during the teenage years is incredibly normal. For some, the teen years are the most stressful years of their life. Feeling anxiety can be a motivator for some teenagers who are nervous about a test or upcoming event. Anxiety can encourage them to want to study harder or break through nervousness about talking… Read more »

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September has been named National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to this tragedy. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of their age or background, and there is no singular cause for suicide. Each individual has their own unique threshold for stress or depression, so there is no benchmark for what… Read more »

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that can be very disabling if not treated properly. Though uncommon, schizophrenia is chronic and can make its victims feel out of touch with the world they live in. It changes the way one feels, thinks, behaves and interacts with those they love. Schizophrenia may seem scary, however, there… Read more »