Certain Chronic illnesses are linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Symptoms of Depression are as follows: Persistent SadnessInsomnia or sleepinessIncreased or decrease appetiteSuicidal thoughtsLack of concentrationSocial isolationExcessive cryingRepeatedly going over thoughtsWeight gain or weight lossSlowness in activityFatigue Symptoms of Anxiety are as follows: Hyper-vigilanceLack of concentrationExcessive worryFeelings of impending doomRestlessnessIrritabilityNauseaPalpitationsTremblingRacing thoughtsSweating [...]
Focus on your strengths, Not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, Not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, Not your misfortunes. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Love, Francesca.
Our battered suitcases, were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. ― Jack Kerouac Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Love, Francesca.
It is not a failure to have an illness. You do not need to forgive yourself. It is not a failure to have an illness. You need to embrace yourself. It is not a failure to have an illness. You are worthy exactly as you are today. Thank you for being with me. Let us [...]
Remember... Remember who you are. Remember how you got here. Remember what you love. Remember what happiness is. Remember your friendships. Remember where you're going. Remember to accept your diagnosis. Remember that you are not your illness. Remember to have hope, to love and have aspirations. Remember to allow yourself to feel and to live. [...]
As someone who has chronic illnesses coupled with mental illnesses, I strongly believe that the media tends to portray these illnesses in an unfavorable light. Media presentations tend to reinforce the public's stereotypes on mental and chronic illnesses and thus instilling fear in the public. This further isolates people suffering from mental or chronic illnesses, [...]