Jaclyn Brown was diagnosed with both depression and anxiety while at university. Her husband, Danny, was diagnosed with depression later in life. Together, they want to help you with your mental health journey.
In Mental Health and Us, Jaclyn and Danny share what it's like to live with mental illness as an ever-present occupant in their everyday lives. From challenges living as a couple, to parenting two young kids, one of which was also diagnosed with anxiety when he was just eight years old.
They'll also talk with fellow mental health sufferers about their journey, and some of the coping mechanisms they use to best manage their own circumstances.
Each episode will be an open, honest discussion about mental illness, and why it's okay to not be okay. We don't have to struggle alone. We are in this together.
Let's talk about it.
How a Major Health Scare Made Me Fear the Worst
In this week's show, I want to talk about my recent health scare, which I touched upon in my last episode where I talked about my weight loss journey.
Finding a Positive Mindset to a Healthier Life
In this week's show, I want to talk about how I lost over 30lbs in 8 weeks, and how a positive mindset helped me to a healthier life, and the impact that can have on your mental health.
How Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health Combine to Help You with Your Mental Health
In this week's show, I want to talk about how the combination of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness plays an important part on our mental health journey.
You have to better the whole package if you expect to see results. Mental, physical, and spiritual states all have to be aligned. Mind, body, and soul.
The way I see it is, you can have the best body in the world, physically in shape, eating the best foods, and running marathons while lifting weights… but if you don’t take care of your brain and your heart, you will still be unhappy.
For more resources, please visit the https://www.mentalhealthandme.ca/ (Mental Health and Me website), where you'll find practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.
You can also connect with me on https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthandmeCA/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/mentalhealthand.me/ (Instagram), and https://www.pinterest.ca/mentalhealthandme/ (Pinterest).
Let's keep the conversation going.
#mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #endthestigma
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Why Being Awkward is Perfectly Normal
It's okay to not be perfect. Striving for perfection only helps to increase anxiety and, by association, depression. And that's the last thing we need added to our everyday journey with our illness.
You Don't Need to Be Perfect
Today, I want to talk about why you don't need to be perfect. Why whatever you do, you should be proud of, because you actually had the courage to do it.
Talking With My Husband About His Recent Diagnosis
Recently, my husband was diagnosed with depression. He'd been suffering for a while, without actually realizing he had all the symptoms that come with depression.
It wasn't until he literally couldn't take another step forward that he decided he needed to seek help, and his own journey with depression (and anxiety) began.