Sixty days ago, I started something called the Whole30. No grains, no sugar, no alcohol, no dairy, no legumes for 30 days. 61 days ago, I was depressed, anxious, and still a mess, less of a mess than years ago but a mess nonetheless.
It hasn’t been more than thirty minutes since I last looked back, and waved goodbye. I finished my tour of anxiety through security, looked back to you, and waved. You immediately waved back. I could see the excitement in you tha
My name is Alicia Raimundo and I am a Mental Health Superhero.
You may be asking yourself, what is a mental health superhero? And why does this girl get to be one?
(This blog was originally published at http://daisiesandbruises.com/2014/12/11/healthination-true-champion-video-depression/ )
“Ultimately, yoga is about connection; to our body, our thoughts, and our feelings”
“By listening, we promote a healthy relationship with ourselves.”
At 15-years-old, I overdosed on painkillers and ended up in the hospital for my first – and only – suicide attempt vis a vis a cry for help. I remember being relieved to get therapy out of the ordeal, but almost as soon as we had returned from the hospital, the fear of shame was instilled in me. My parents warned me not to tell anyone that I was struggling with depression. I certainly shouldn’t let anyone know why I was really in the hospital because I would be judged.
This is a long story about my long struggle with depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic diroders. If you want to skip to my advice scroll down to the bottom. It is not easy writing about something so personal, not to mention taboo in our society. But, having come out the other end of depression 4, yes 4 times, I feel it is my duty to now help other people do the same.
Taking Back Sunday has sold millions of albums, toured all over the world, and just released their sixth full-length studio album, Happiness Is, but they tell us in our in