When you hear the word "mania," what do you think of? I used to think that manic people were the real crazy ones, unlike depression and anxiety. And culture will tell you that too. Counselors, on the other hand, describe mania as being so happy and full of energy that you don't realize how damaging … Continue reading Dysphoric Mania: the Lesser-Known Mental State
Read below for information on what to expect when getting on/off medication, the misconceptions, and the side effects. So we've all heard about how crappy meds make you feel, how they have tons of side effects and how they can cause serious damage to your system. If that's the case, why do people get on … Continue reading What to Expect when Taking Medication
I can fight you now.
Recently, I read a series of articles detailing a man's experiences with something called "schizoaffective disorder." He explained how this mental illness is similar to manic depression and to schizophrenia, in their respective ways. With schizoaffective disorder, Michael Crawford revealed, one's mood shifts every few months or years from paranoid mania to dark depression with psychosis interspersed … Continue reading The Demons in My Head
How many times do I need to come before the cross before it sticks? How many times do I need to come before an empty cross before I realize that I nailed Him to it the day I was born and I don't need to give Him a reason to die anymore? How many times? … Continue reading Isn’t the Cross Enough?
“I haven’t picked blueberries in a long time, Abigail,” she said, looking through the rear-view mirror to meet her daughter’s eyes. The road swam past, a few objects standing out for a split second—a tree, a mile marker—before fading into the sea of lines and shapes. She took a deep breath before continuing. “Not since … Continue reading Blueberry Picking