A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family

Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put … Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family

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Why You Should Start Practicing Mood Hygiene

I’ve learned that when I find myself in stressful situations is when my depressive episodes start to surface again. It’s why I’ve added exercise and meditation into my routine because it does help eliminate the stress and lifts that weight off of your shoulders.

My First Time Dining Out in a Year

So, I don’t dine out. The last time was a year ago when I moved to my new place (which by the way, I have been here for exactly a … Continue reading My First Time Dining Out in a Year

When Mania Gets in the Way

First off, it was a crazy week. Full-time graduate student, working on my next fantasy fiction novel writing 5,000 words a day and finishing the second edits of my book that is in the publishing phase so that I can reach the final edits. All these things got done at the expense of my mental health and my work for the week. I bombed both assignments, something I have never done as an undergraduate (I graduated with 3.92-grade average) or in the three-plus courses of my graduate studies.

The Dark Side of Social Media

We live in a society today that is ruled by technology. We have access to so much more than we did ten years ago. There are a number of ways … Continue reading The Dark Side of Social Media

My double sidedness

I originally started my blog – Haelim’s Couch with an intention to be vulnerable and raw with my audience. Don’t get me wrong, I still am. I share openly about … Continue reading My double sidedness

When are you done?

I initially refused to start medication because I was afraid I might have to take it forever. Now, being on it – my fear is gone. I am no longer … Continue reading When are you done?

The Many Faces of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Become a Patron! When I ask people that what they think about what chronic anxiety is, they respond that it is just a person who is anxious all the time … Continue reading The Many Faces of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

“Too much” or just being human?

Few weeks ago, I wrote about my fear of not being a capable therapist as someone who struggles with my own mental health. I’ll be starting graduate school this fall … Continue reading “Too much” or just being human?

You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness

Why is it that we’ve normalized being in the hospital for physical illnesses; but when it comes to mental health you’re immediately labeled crazy for being hospitalized. Society has played … Continue reading You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness

Chronic Illness is NOT Invisible

I have been quiet for a while, not posting in this forum, cause well nothing new happened.  I stayed at home, tried to avoid the public health system, heck, public … Continue reading Chronic Illness is NOT Invisible