Mental Health · Motherhood

Pregnancy, panic, guilt and anxiety – PART II

Two days ago I wrote about the onset of anxiety and panic attacks during my third trimester. I ended on a trip to the maternity emergency room where an OB, a social worker and a psychiatrist helped me make a plan to tackle the problem. This post is a list of the different aspects of… Continue reading Pregnancy, panic, guilt and anxiety – PART II

Mental Health · Motherhood

Pregnancy, panic, guilt and anxiety – PART I

I have complained a lot this pregnancy. I have allowed these eight or so months to be defined by the relentless nausea of the first trimester, the exhaustion of the third and the tear-inducing challenge of our schedule during the second trimester. I’ve been wrapped in “survival mode” as I tried to navigate living in… Continue reading Pregnancy, panic, guilt and anxiety – PART I

Mental Health

Reflecting on my grey world OR My depression is not like yours. Except it is.

Recently I’ve been thinking about depression a lot. Partly school (I’ve begun my masters in counseling psychology), partly my current bedside reading material (may I recommend Sunbathing in the Rain), and partly my current state of mind.  I have not, thanks be to God (written as a prayer not as a platitude), suffered a serious… Continue reading Reflecting on my grey world OR My depression is not like yours. Except it is.