Postpartum Psychosis Made Me Suicidal Just One Month After Giving Birth

postpartum psychosis made me suicidal just one month after giving birth

Things have changed. I was then a happy lady that always cheered everyone up. Just one month after giving birth, all I can see was myself hanging up the ceiling; knot tied up around my neck. I never thought that I’d be suicidal ever in my life. Words like ‘Postpartum Psychosis kept on repeating to […]

Drug Addiction – Causes, Signs, Effects, Treatment

Drug Addiction - Causes, Signs, Effects, Treatment

Some people think that addiction is just a phase in a person’s life that they would eventually get over with it. However, when you are addicted especially to drugs, the withdrawal will not be pleasant. Resisting the urge to use them are always unsuccessful. Users are still convinced to use them repeatedly even though they […]

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pet owners live longer, have less stress, and are happier than others. Pets can directly boost your health, which can transform your quality of life. Reduced Stress Spending time with a pet regulates cortisol levels, the primary stress hormone. We need cortisol to get out of bed and live our lives. But when it’s too […]

Signs of a Codependent Relationship

Signs of a Codependent Relationship

Qualities such as self-sacrifice and standing up for someone can seem positive, but if you take a closer look, they might be unhealthy, depending on the circumstances. Codependent relationships may look like they are loving and caring, but they are one-sided and only deal with one of the partners caring for the other. Healthy relationships […]

4 Psychiatric Conditions That Can Contribute to Substance Abuse

4 Psychiatric Conditions That Can Contribute to Substance Abuse

Substance abuse in America is costly in many ways. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over $400 billion was lost to missed work, crime, and healthcare costs related to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. However, many of those who fall prey to substance abuse may have underlying psychiatric issues that make them […]

Energy Drinks – How Bad are They for Our Health?

Energy Drinks - How Bad are They for Our Health

Energy drinks have exploded onto the market world-wide. They are replacing our tea and coffee drinking habits. How bad are they for our health? Energy drinks have become very popular amongst our youth and for those who want a quick pick me up. They are easily accessible and quicker to consume than boiling the kettle […]

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder And How To Deal With It

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder And How To Deal With It Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.) is a health issue that is associated with a large number of people diagnosed with mental illness. Multiple Personality Disorder was the initial diagnosis and how it may be more commonly known. Those diagnosed with D.I.D. have more than one […]

7 Signs Your Gut Bacteria Needs Your Immediate Attention

7 Signs Your Gut Bacteria Needs Your Immediate Attention  [nextpage title=”…”] For years, biologists have suspected a profound link between our health and the microbiomes of bacteria that thrive all throughout our bodies. Understandably, bacteria have garnered a bad reputation since the inception of germ theory. However, a distinct category of bacteria—called probiotics—is proven to […]

15 Celebrities Share How They Fought Their Mental Illness To Help Others Find Courage

15 Celebrities Share How They Fought Their Mental Illness To Help Others Find Courage According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18 percent of American adults experience some form of mental illness. That’s one in five individuals. Four percent experience disabling symptoms that impact daily activities. Despite the prevalence of mental illness, many people avoid discussing […]

11 Abnormal Things Sugar Does To Your Body

11 Abnormal Things Sugar Does To Your Body If you think it’s sweet what sugar does for your taste buds, you need to find out what else sugar does for the rest of your body. Sugar may be the prime reason for today’s premature deaths and chronic diseases in our bodies. In 2009, 50 percent […]

25 Things You Learn When Your Best Friend Is Suffering From Depression

25 Things You Learn When Your Best Friend Is Suffering From Depression You and your best friend are so close that it’s almost as if you are one person. You share everything, well almost everything. Sadly, your favorite person suffers from depression. 1. You fell hard in friendship love when you first met and probably […]

Words You Should Never Say to Anxiety Sufferers

Words You Should Never Say to Someone Suffering from Anxiety Sometimes people don’t know how to act around those who are known to have an anxiety disorder. The tendency to “walk on eggshells” may be well-intentioned, but it usually only serves to make anxious people feel even worse. In order to keep a conversation from […]

21 Truths About Depression No One Really Talks About

21 Truths About Depression No One Really Talks About [nextpage title=”…”] This topic makes people uncomfortable, but it shouldn’t. One in five Americans will be depressed at least once in their lifetime. 1. Depressed people do not cry constantly. Depressed people don’t always appear sad and often keep intrusive thoughts to themselves. 2. Having “good” […]

13 Warning Signs of Mental Illness

13 Warning Signs of Mental Illness The popular misconception about mental disorders is that they’re rare and are always someone else’s problem, they’ll never happen to you or your family. The truth of the matter is, there are quite a few mental disorders and they’re quite common. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some […]

Is Mental Illness Hereditary?

Is Mental Illness Hereditary? Mental illness is a serious health condition effecting millions of Americans. The most common types of mental illness include: personality disorders, social anxiety, compulsive obsessive disorder, and drug addiction. The causes, prevention and treatment of mental illness are all highly contested hot topics in the scientific community. Much of the disorder […]

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms [nextpage title=”…”] People with schizotypal personality disorder are often described as odd or eccentric and usually have few, if any, close relationships. They generally don’t understand how relationships form or the impact of their behavior on others. They may also misinterpret others’ motivations and behaviors and develop significant distrust of others. […]

Loving Someone With Mental Illness

Loving Someone With Mental Illness By PositiveMed-team Edited By Stephanie Dawson If you are having difficulty accepting the mental illness of a relative or other loved one you should know that many are dealing with similar issues. Most share the belief that mental illness of a close relative is a tragic event that will change their […]

Protect Mental Health

Protect Mental Health Mental illness is, for the most part, organic, that does not mean that we cannot take certain steps to maintain mental health at its optimal best, after all we do our best to eat healthy for heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. This poster has some great ideas for maintenance and care […]