Mental Health thoughts

FORGOTTEN SOUND OF LAUGHTER At the beginning of every new month, I have a habit of setting my monthly goals in my planner. Being the extreme organizer that I am who only functions on order and structure (yes, I cannot have so much as a meal unless it's scheduled down on my to-do list), I… Continue reading

Mental Health thoughts, Mental health tips, Speeches of Encouragement

You are never behind in life – A life lesson I learned from grad school

by Nappy One of the biggest challenges to one's mental health and wellbeing is the opinion and emotions of "I'm behind in life". Most people, including myself, have compared ourselves and our journey to the next guy at one point or another. This doesn't only leave you feeling small and insignificant but will often have… Continue reading You are never behind in life – A life lesson I learned from grad school

Mental Illnesses

Anxiety attacks vs. Panic attacks

Although most people and often times some licensed therapists interchangeably use the terms anxiety attack and panic attack, they are not the same and don't manifest in the same way. However, should you be experiencing either of the two, they are a sign of extreme mental exhaustion and worth exploring for mental health instability. So… Continue reading Anxiety attacks vs. Panic attacks

Mental health stigma, Mental Illnesses

What is Depression?

Photo by Raphael Brasileiro "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… Continue reading What is Depression?

Mental health tips, Uncategorized

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

Mental health stigma, Mental Health thoughts

Processing Pain and Mental Health

Photo by Dhivakaran S 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… Continue reading Processing Pain and Mental Health

Mental health stigma, Mental Illnesses

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 at… Continue reading I am my sister’s keeper: A battle with Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health thoughts

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 new… Continue reading 21 Days of Abundance with Deepak Chopra

Mental Illnesses


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 become… Continue reading MOOD DISORDERS AND ANXIETY DISORDERS

Mental health stigma

The Stigma on Mental Health and Attention Seeking

Photo bt Lucxama Sylvian “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… Continue reading The Stigma on Mental Health and Attention Seeking