Before I started medical school I had never really experienced anxiety. It wasn't until I had my very first panic attack just over a year ago (or what I assume was a panic attack) that I started to experience it all the time. At first I didn't realize what was wrong with me. I honestly thought I was losing my mind!Read more
In lieu of Bell's "Lets Talk" day I have some words to share.
We need to change the face of mental illness. Even the word itself makes me cringe. Maybe mental wellness is a more appropriate term for where I am going with this.
Stress, anxiety, depression etc are some of the worst things an individual can experience. What's even worse is the stigma surrounding mental health. Experiencing these can be extremely isolating and leave one feeling helpless.Read more