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Sleeping with Anxiety

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Sleeping with Anxiety

How is your #sleep during the #holidays? It's never been easy for me... Read part of my story below. Comment something you relate to   and share/tag someone with social media/text who needs to hear this message! "We all struggle from something. No matter what; that's #life. But dealing with my past was very haunting for quite some time. In daytime and sleep. I always thought that sleep should be relaxing. But for me, sleep was torturous for a very long time.Often would I find myself shooting out of bed into a huge fit, from what I thought was "deep slumber."...

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I Suffer From "Adrenal Fatigue"

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I Suffer From "Adrenal Fatigue"

Please note that we are not doctors in an MD sense, nor should you change anything without consulting one first. But what we are doctors of, or well, the best jude of character is, our own stories and life. And that is why we share these "Confessions" types of events people have gone through in their life, so you can make sense of your own story, too. Kylie is someone suffers from "Adrenal Fatigue" and quite recently a few of my friends have come forth and confided in me with the same ailment. All have found holistic healing through vitamins,...

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

Mental health and depression are one of those "things" that is not treated until it's seen. The pitfall of mental health, depression, and mental illnesses are that 99% of the time they aren't seen and they are masked, or people are putting on a good face for show. Just like myself, and many I know included. And when it goes unseen, it can even go unseen by the person suffering from it, too. Not just those who could be helping on the outside, along with your own personal healing. I say treated [above] in the sense that people think that...

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His Legacy Lives On!

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His Legacy Lives On!

I know the effects that drugs have on individuals and their loved ones firsthand. My oldest brother was an outgoing and smart student, with hopes and dreams for his future. Unfortunately, drugs stole those dreams from him when he began using marijuana at age fifteen. After six years of drug use, rehabilitation, and relapse, his drug use escalated. He fought hard against the pull of heroin in his last months, but on December 23, 2009, my brother was murdered in a drug-related shooting. His dependence on drugs not only ruined his own health, but harmed his family and friends. He...

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

I was first aware of being depressed when I was six. I was watching my grandmother putting out washing, and was overcome by a feeling of great sadness. Of course I didn’t know it was depression then; it took me almost two decades to work out what was going on. But even before that I’d been a nervous child, scared of the dark, pneumatic drills, and television aerials. My mother is depressed, anxious, and has OCD; so did her mother, and my great-grandmother before that. My father was very odd, as was my mother’s father. They all said that my...

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