mental health

Review: Detached by Christina Kilbourne


Before I begin my review for Detached, I first want to thank Dundurn Press for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Tomorrow (September 10th, 2016) is World Suicide Prevention Day, and I am more than grateful to be able to talk about this very sensitive yet important subject right here on my blog. For those of you who already know me, you’d know that I have dealt with (and still am dealing with) mental illness first hand. For years my depression and anxiety consumed me, and I am nowΒ finally just getting comfortable with talking about it. On that note, through this blog tour for Detached, I gladly took the opportunity to speak out (more) on mental illness. I also want to thank Christina Kilbourne for writing such a powerful novel that hit very close to home for me. (more…)


15 Simple Ways to Deal with Anxiety or Depression

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and since we are coming very close to the end of the month, I thought I’d bring more of this topic on my blog. To those of you who have been following me on my journey for quite some time now (whether you’re a personal friend or a friend that I have recently made through the bookish community), you’ll know that I have been battling depression and anxiety for years. I made an entire discussion post talking about my experience with it and how literature has played a significant role in helping me cope. If you missed that post, you can check it out here.

Before I begin with this list, I just want to put a disclaimer:Β I do not think of myself as an expert on mental health (I myself am still very confused about my illnesses at times) and this list should not be looked at or taken as expert advice. While I studied clinical and behavioral psychology in high school and university, (more…)

Dealing w/ Depression & Anxiety and How Books Saved Me

I drew this back in 2015 πŸ™‚ as you can see underneath my signature

This topic may hit a little too close to home for many, but it’s something we need not be afraid to speak about. It has been (and will continue to be) an uphill battle for me when it comes to depression and anxiety. I have been dealing with these illnesses for the past three years and it has taken me a lot to get here; to be able to speak about it openly and (more…)