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”

I am my sister’s keeper: A battle with Bipolar Disorder

This week, I have an inspiring and moving story from Johanna Iipinge. I’m grateful that she shared her story with me, and even more, willing to share with my readers about her journey caring for a sister with bipolar disorder. When she first told me her story, my heart was filled with sympathy, but atContinue reading “I am my sister’s keeper: A battle with Bipolar Disorder”

21 Days of Abundance with Deepak Chopra

Before you say “Nah, I don’t believe in that stuff of asking the universe to give you things so, I’ll skip this read”, please hear my story first (even if it’s just to entertain yourself). I hope to give you a different perspective on how this worked for me and hopefully leave you with newContinue reading “21 Days of Abundance with Deepak Chopra”

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”

COVID19 LOCKDOWN SURVIVAL GUIDE

Unless you’ve already been living in self-isolation somewhere under a rock, then you are well aware and updated on the recent occurrences of 2020. To be fair, it’s not like 2020 welcomed us with open arms filled with excitement and enthusiasm from the minute the clock hit midnight. After my countless failed attempts to resetContinue reading “COVID19 LOCKDOWN SURVIVAL GUIDE”