5 Tips For Avoiding Mental Illness Relapse 

I hope all my Canadian readers had a lovely Thanksgiving. Today, we’re talking more about relapses. I’ve talked before about my remission rules, and I posted just a few weeks ago about what to do when you are experiencing a relapse. Struggles with depression, anxiety, manic phases, and episodes are realities of long term mental […]

10 Tips For Handling Depression Relapse When You Still Have To Parent

Remember sick days before kids? Like when you could literally just binge Netflix, take all the meds, and nap the day away? Or legitimately taking a mental health day to do yoga, drink tea, or go out with friends and stave off a depression relapse or anxiety attack. Those days are much harder to come […]

The Perfectionist Mindset and Embracing Mediocrity

Just in time for Mother’s Day, some thoughts about how I’m not the best mom!  I read this lovely article from MindBodyGreen the other day (thanks Hello Peaceful Mind for the link!). It was full of great advice, but one thing really stood out. It said when you’re depressed, you’re only functioning at 20%, not your usual 70-90%. My […]

DBT Skills for Parents: ACCEPTS for Distress Tolerance

When you’re with kids all day, there are inevitably moments of chaos and distress. There’s nothing like multiple screaming kids clinging to you to send you into a panic! When you live with mental illness, It isn’t just regular moments of distress that spike your cortisol spiking. Depending on your individual triggers, simple things like […]

Our Stories: Parenting Through Mental Illness 

Today, Briana from Sollie Studios shares her experience with depression and anxiety, and she has some great coping skills. People who live with mental illness have the same struggles as other parents, plus the added worries about how those difficulties will exacerbate their mental illness. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians experience  mental health and addiction. […]