As most of you know my husband Joe got a new job in a different city. We were so incredibly excited for this new step in our lives. After only a few days his boss asked us to move closer as it was an hour drive to the office.
Do you know when your body is telling you something is wrong? When I talk about warning signs I mean low-level symptoms that surface before more pronounced symptoms occur. You don’t wake up in the pits of depression, it takes time to go from your warning signs to paralyzing depression.
Let’s start off by defining Obsessive Compulsive Disorder shall we?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). –National Library of Medicine
I have decided to start a new project. A mental health blogger conference. During my time blogging, I realized how little of a presence mental health bloggers had compared to Mom, Fashion, Tech and Lifestyle bloggers. Other bloggers in other topics have events and conventions…so why can’t we? With 1 in 4 having a mental illness in this country, we should be doing all we can to further research, provide support and reduce stigma.
I was lucky enough to sit down with Youtube success story Eli the Computer Guy for an interview discussing Asperger Syndrome. My husband Joe is a huge fan (as a web developer) and he actually got me into contact with Eli.
I thought this would be a good question to try and answer today. Last week I was on what seems to now be annual holiday to Nerja, Spain with my boyfriend. It was a wonderful holiday and I am proud to say that I coped with the flights without the assistance of medication and did not panic. I nearly cried during take-off but I think that was due to not experiencing bad weather on a plane before.
I started having symptoms of bipolar disorder when I was a child. To my grandparents who raised me, they thought I was just a independent and difficult child. Looking back, the signs were pretty clear.