Our behaviors as children show our unique personality Photo Credit : Scott Higdon on Unsplash Growing up, we could all be categorized as inhibited or uninhibited children–but does that mean that children should be treated differently? Not necessarily, and being inhibited or uninhibited isn’t right or wrong. There are pros and cons to both, and whether … Continue reading Understanding Our Personality Through Childhood
The comprehensive guide to emotional control and dysregulation, and how they both can impact our emotional and mental health. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash ***Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This content is for educational and entertainment purposes only Are you feeling overwhelmed and dealing with various levels of emotions? Do you … Continue reading What We Can Learn From Emotional Control – Breaking Down Emotional Regulation for Better Mental Health
Exploring depression and mania and how neither are one-size-fits-all. Source: Markus Spiske on Unsplash Currently, 1 in every 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health disorder. That could be your sister, brother, cousin, or neighbor — anyone can have a mental health disorder. There is a myth that we can simply control our … Continue reading The Eye-Opening Guide to Depression and Mania That You Need to Know
Understanding how common narcissism truly is. Source: Davide Ragusa on Unsplash With narcissists becoming more popular, it’s essential to understand what narcissism is. Narcissism is a set pattern of behavior laced with grandiosity, arrogance, low self-esteem, and an overinflated ego. Narcissistic personality disorder is the only disorder that can honestly label someone as a narcissist. Otherwise, … Continue reading How Prevalent is Narcissism?
There’s so much more to life than a toxic family. Source: Thoa Ngo on Unsplash Disclaimer: Although I have personal and professional experience in the mental health field, I am not a licensed mental health professional. The information contained in this article is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this article are not … Continue reading Surviving a Toxic Family
Some food for thought and my unnecessary 2 cents. Source: Sam Manns on Unsplash Through understanding my own toxic family, I have wondered what makes someone a good person. Suppose a narcissist can lie and feign innocence (that’s totally believable to the outside world) while doing good things. How can we honestly tell if someone is a good … Continue reading What Really Makes Someone a Good Person?
People with ADHD 50% more likely to have an anxiety disorder. Source: Alex Vámos on Unsplash Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, is a common mental health disorder, along with anxiety. ADHD and anxiety are two different types of mental health disorders that can both influence one another. Many people with ADHD are known as the person who … Continue reading Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Anxiety
It’s simple — I just need to be the opposite of them. Source: Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash I stand on the other side, still alive through the trying times that my narcissist has put me through. The lies that I had been fed for years were finally coming to an end. I have faced the most challenging days … Continue reading My Narcissist Taught Me How to Be a Good Person
Yes, they do — here’s why. Source: Fabien TWB on Unsplash Within the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder, grandiosity and an extremely high self-image must be maintained. But how can someone create and keep up with such a facade? Well, it’s simple: they lie. Lie’s are an easy way to get the instant gratification a narcissist needs to get them through this one moment. Lies … Continue reading Does a Narcissist Believe Their Own Lies?
From daily symptoms that don’t seem to dissipate, to the effect on our self-esteem — mental health disorders can take a toll. Source: Kevin Bosc on Unsplash For some people, mental illness or mental health, in general, is a somewhat taboo topic. How mental health was spoken about throughout our childhood is crucial in our attitude and beliefs … Continue reading What Living With a Mental Illness Really Looks Like