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: 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: 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…

May is for Mental Awareness

Most of you already know my story. So I’d like to take this moment, to thank all the wonderful people in my life that chose to stick by me when I was not the easiest person to be around. This is a small token of my appreciation, sharing everything that could be helpful to understand…

How to identify the secret language of a narcissist

It’s like they have their own secret language, complete with a dictionary.. a missing one that is. They say this, and they do that. They’re never sincere in what they say or do. And that is scary, how do you even know you’re dealing with a narcissist? Here are 5 ways to identify their secret…