The Depression Diary: One Year Later: looking back

This is the end of the Depression Diary. It’s time to celebrate! Thank you all for your support, love, commitment and feedback. I couldn’t have done it without you. This is it. July, 2017 A lot of people around me often don’t understand why I wake up tired. Or why I don’t enjoy the things…

The Depression Diary: My soul has left the building.

February 2016 After months of trying to make it through each day, trying to leave my thoughts and feelings of sadness behind me, I am finally free. I don’t feel a thing anymore. It started two months ago, now I seriously don’t feel anything, like there’s no emotions left inside of me. No more pain,…

Mental Health Month: Awareness for Depression, please

These deep, sometimes funny but always intriguing images are from my personal collection. Somehow, these pictures got to me. It shows a lot of different ways to look at something that’s almost impossible to see ❤ -Love, Zoë     May = Mental Health Awareness Month   *Click to enlarge

Mental Health Month: Explaining a Panic Attack

Ever wondered what it’s like? (Social) anxiety, panic attacks, hyperventilating? And what triggers it? First, a little personal story I’d like to share with you.    I survived! I recently celebrated 200 days without having a single panic attack. It made me realize, I was finally strong enough to explain to people what I’d experienced…

Mental Health Month: Awareness will set you free

In my case, talking about mental illnesses and spreading the word was the one thing left that kept me from climbing and crawling out of my depression. It really hurt me that people didn’t seem to know how to respond to someone who’s suffering from a mental illness. It hurt me even more to realize…

Mental Health Month: PTSD, the hidden mental illness.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health problem, treated and classified as an anxiety disorder. This condition can develop after a very stressful, frightening, traumatic or distressing event or experience. It’s often the case that it take’s someone with PTSD a lot of time to figure out what’s wrong with them. Most people still…

Mental Health Month: How to deal with a narcissist

I’ve had my share in life, encountering a narcissists twice and learning how to leave such a toxic relationship. It can be scary, since it’s never easy to end a relationship, let alone one you don’t feel safe in. Hopefully these infographic pictures and other material will help you find a way to stand up…