Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: The Anxiety Diva

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The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It’s also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community.

This post is by Heather of The Anxiety Diva.

 

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I needed an antipsychotic to get through the pandemic

Like most people my anxiety was taken to new levels during this pandemic. I could not focus and felt like my head was going to explode with all the anxious thoughts I was having. I have already been on almost every antidepressant on the market and finally found one that was working for my generalized anxiety disorder until the world went on quarantine and everything I thought I knew was turned upside down. I thought I had everything under control but soon realized everything was spinning and it was spinning fast out of control. I talked to my doctor and realized that a change was needed with my meds. She recommended adding an antipsychotic to my current regimen. I am always really nervous about starting a new medication but after taking the new medication for a few days I started to feel such wonderful relief. I felt that even though the world was still in shambles, I started to feel so much better and very creative! I actually decided to start my blog The Anxiety Diva after about a week on this new medication.

I felt that I was supposed to be writing about my struggles and what helps me through tough times. My goal is to help people realize that it is okay if you need medication for your mental health and it’s also okay if you don’t. I want everyone to know who reads my blog that they aren’t alone in their journey. Come follow me on my journey at theanxietydiva.com.

Thank you so much for reading!

Heather

 

Thanks so much Heather for participating in the emerging blogger series!

You can find a listing of all of the posts in the series directory.

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Do you want to be the next emerging blogger?

Criteria:

  • you have a personal (rather than business-oriented) blog that’s focused primarily on mental health and illness
  • you’re a new(ish) blogger, with WordPress following <100 preferred

Interested?  If you fit the criteria above:

  • email me at mentalhealthathome (at) gmail (dot) com
  • let me know the topic you’d like to write about and include your blog name/URL
  • don’t think of this as having to “pitch” an idea – I’m just trying to make sure people actually fit the criteria and spirit of the series

 

 

16 thoughts on “Emerging Blogger Series: The Anxiety Diva”

  1. I completely agree. I’ve been on and off depression meds for years. I try to remind myself there is no shame in taking the meds if they’re helping to live a life that’s not crippled by depression.

    1. A few years ago my doctor and I tried taking me off of my antipsychotic, hoping the antidepressants would hold me, but nope, definitely need the antipsychotic.

  2. I wonder often about people with anxiety (such as myself) and other mental illnesses and how we’re all coping. How interesting and awesome that they were inspired to put the energy to work. And good job getting the help you needed!

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