What is Depression?

“It is a coward thing to kill yourself. We all have problems in life but you don’t see us going around killing ourselves. You stand and face things. There is no such thing as a problem-free life”. This was a statement from someone very close in my life surrounding the subject of depression. To thisContinue reading “What is Depression?”

Dealing with loneliness in COVID Era

I’m going to admit. When we initially received the Stay-At-Home order, there was a big part of me that was happy because that meant I would have to deal with people less. For someone who seems to have an extroverted personality, I really don’t like being around people (sorry guys, it’s not you, it’s me)!Continue reading “Dealing with loneliness in COVID Era”

Processing Pain and Mental Health

Goodness, it’s been a minute since I’ve been here. Please forgive me, because like everyone else, I’m still just trying to understand and adjust myself to this “new normal” we are all forced to adapt to. But just because I have not been blogging much about mental health doesn’t mean I have not been workingContinue reading “Processing Pain and Mental Health”

MOOD DISORDERS AND ANXIETY DISORDERS

Disclaimer: I’m not a psychiatric resident or specialist, and Shafa is a psychology STUDENT. The information below only aims to give a brief introduction to these various types of mental disorders and their associated characteristics. We strongly advice you to refrain from using materials on the internet as a tool to self-diagnose. Should you becomeContinue reading “MOOD DISORDERS AND ANXIETY DISORDERS”

The Stigma on Mental Health and Attention Seeking

“She doesn’t want to sit with us today. Leave her alone, she’s just seeking attention.” “Apparently he feels lonely. Lonely from what? He’s just looking for attention.” “She’s apparently not feeling well, but doesn’t know what’s wrong. That girl likes attention.” “She’s apparently going to see a therapist. Wow, the extreme that people can goContinue reading “The Stigma on Mental Health and Attention Seeking”

How I managed my anxiety during 58days of lockdown

If you asked me when my first experience with anxiety was, I couldn’t tell you. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always dealt with anxiety, which became progressive and severed as I started transitioning into “adulting”. I would get anxious about anything and everything: anxiety attacks when I would forget to take thatContinue reading “How I managed my anxiety during 58days of lockdown”