People with bipolar disorder feel things in extremes. For me, it’s been an emotional and behavioral rollercoaster living with it. Here’s a glimpse of my mind: Depression’s here. I feel very down for no reason at all. The phone rings and I get irritated — angry. Little things will upset me; my fuse runs short.
Sometimes it’s difficult to get yourself out of a depressive mood, and your mind is cloudy so you can’t think of things that you could do that may be able to lessen the pain. Here’s my list for you of some things that make me feel better! 1. Art This is one of my
Mornings are so important because they set the tone for the rest of your day. A lot of us aren’t morning people, so we have to challenge that. The first morning interaction you have is important. For a lot of us, mornings are stressful because we wake up with just enough time to get ready,
Often times, the people in our lives struggle with mental illness and if we haven’t been through it ourselves, we don’t always know how to help them. 1 in 5 people in the U.S experience mental illness. People with mental illness often have irrational thoughts because of their illness, so the others without the
At the NAMI National Convention, I had the privilege of receiving the Young Leader Award in front of so many wonderful people. Thank you to all who have supported me through my journey!
On April 16th, I had the pleasure of being welcomed on a panel among social workers following a viewing of the film “Angst”, a documentary about child and adolescent anxiety. It took place at Penfield High School in Rochester, NY. We talked about ways for parents to help their child through their daily anxiety and
Excited to say that I have been elected onto the Board of Directors for NAMI Rochester for a two-year term. I am looking forward to doing all that I can to continue making NAMI amazing.
I’d like to share that I’ve been selected at the recipient for the 2018 National Young Leader Award through NAMI. I’ll be receiving this on June 30th in New Orleans at the National Convention. Thank you so much to those who have supported me in my work and personal journey.
I recently had the pleasure of being featured in the NAMI New York State Newsletter. I am so blessed and honored to work with such an amazing group of people and wonderful organizations which all work toward a positive change in mental health.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking as a guest on the WXXI Radio show, Connections: with Evan Dawson. The show was about approaches to treating depression, and discussing antidepressants in a multi-faceted approach to treating depression. I shared my personal experience as a patient, volunteer, and activist. You can listen to the recording