Dear Reader – A Recap of My Thoughts on Current Events

If there’s anything 2020 has reaffirmed for me is that things can change in a blink of an eye. Just a little over a year ago, I was coming out of my full time job in order to better care for my health. My worries and concerns about finances, health care, my mobility, my ability…

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Mental Health Awarness Month

Mental Health Awareness month comes around every year in May; but as far as I’m concerned mental health awareness is EVERY DAY. Hi, my name is Alicia and I am a mental health patient. I’ve shared very openly on this blog about my journey with mental health and you can check it out here. Why…

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Regression – How to Over Come It

Regression is the ultimate taboo in any type of recovery journey; at least that’s what it can feel like. However, regression or relapse can be more common than you think. Hence, the need to have an open and candid conversation about it. Regression Defined Regression: noun – a return to a former or less developed…

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6 Ways to Mental Health Care During COVID19

Mental health care may seem like such small potatoes on the menu of things to care about right now. With the COVID19 pandemic rapidly impacting all aspects of our life; we may not realize why right now it’s so important to focus on our mental health. Well you guys know me well enough to know…

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Reminder: Mental Health Illness is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

May is Mental Health Awareness month for those of you who don’t know. Across social media; informational posts and testimonies are being shared in solidarity with normalizing mental health and ending the stigma. Because I write so much about mental health on this blog; I was going to skip writing an official Mental Health Awareness…

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#MentalHealth: My Truth about Anxiety

Anxiety is a word that I hear used often in daily conversation. There isn’t a day that when I am in conversation, or scrolling social media that the topic of anxiety doesn’t come up. Anxiety Defined Anxiety is defined as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with…

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Depression- The Unfashionable Side of Life

Whenever people ask “How are you?” I find myself wondering exactly how I should answer that polite greeting. You see, most of us know when people ask you that; they don’t mean it. It’s simply a way to say hello and appease a social quota that most of us feel obligated to ask. Because of…

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Note to the Depressed: ARMOUR Method

This morning I found myself having a conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I’ve known for over 10 years now. This conversation was prompted by a post I made: This prompted an impromptu dialogue between both of us. During that conversation she expressed her thoughts about her own struggle with depression. The things…

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