BRACA Testing

After experiencing a traumatic event it can cause a person to think differently. It can cause a person to take more precautions than normal. It caused me to take more precautions than I would have if I didn’t experience my mother being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  From my knowledge cancer didn’t even run my family. Which then got me thinking, if my mother got cancer what about me? I mean after all I am her daughter. After my mother healed from everything and was cleared, I started to think to…

Flashbacks: Remission

During a traumatic event, some people can’t help but think the worst even though they are hoping for the best. In my situation, that’s how I thought most of the time, even though I kept hoping for the best outcome, I kept thinking the worst scenarios. Thankfully, after my mother finished chemotherapy things seemed to get a little better. After my mother’s chemotherapy was finished we threw her a little party, just to show her that we were all glad that the worst part was over. That was a time…

Flashback: Chemotherapy

One of the hardest parts of getting through any type of trauma is when a person experiences flashbacks. Basically reliving an event that occurred. Even after a person heals from a traumatic event flashbacks can still occur. It may not cause as much pain or suffering depending on the severity or how that person has healed from that trauma but it still happens. Personally, even though I like to believe I have healed from my mother’s cancer, it doesn’t always feel that way. There have been many moments that I…

Flashback: The Surgery

Once someone endures a traumatic event it can take some time for it to really take effect on the person. Depending on the severity of the trauma, and how a person handles a situation can effect someone a lot sooner than others. From my personal experience, it didn’t take effect until it became visual. Unfortunately, I remember it like it happened yesterday. The day that my trauma became visual for me was on: February 4th, 2014. After my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she then had to make the…

Flashback: The Beginning

Anyone who goes through something traumatic, most likely remembers when that trauma occurred. Personally, I don’t believe there being such a thing called, “little trauma” or “big trauma”. Trauma is trauma no matter the situation. Everyone handles trauma in different ways. It is something that can slowly be healed but it’s something that cannot be forgotten, the reason why I know this is because I have been through my own shares of trauma. I have healed from it but I will never forget it. It happened around this time in…

S.O.S

Everyone handles stressors in different ways, but for the people who suffer from Mental Health that may be a little bit more difficult than a person may think. Sometimes people can’t handle the stress life may bring to them, which can cause them to fall into depression, always have anxiety, or even affect their mental illness more than they know. What many people don’t realize, mental illness or not is that a lot of that unwanted stress could be coming from how a person sees themselves and how they think…

The Holiday Boost

Handling mental health stressors can be difficult for any person to get through, especially during the holidays. It is very known that even though the holidays are a very happy time they are also a very sad time for certain people. Certain Mental Health Professionals call this time, “The Holiday Blues”. It is normally the time people can become wishful for certain things that may have occurred in their life. A person could be grieving the loss of a loved one, a person can feel more alone than ever even…

The Hidden Scars

Has anyone ever thought, “how does the human brain react to different things? why do people act the way they do? why is it that the human brain can get traumatized in so many ways?” Everyone experiences their own shares of trauma which can affect a person physically as well as mentally. When someone gets traumatized it can change them if that person lets the trauma consume them. It can put a person in a place where they feel alone, a place of vulnerability that can lead to worse conditions,…

The Inner Voice

It may be very difficult for someone to keep a positive mindset with all the negativity that can surround a person. It can be very difficult for someone to be grateful for all they have and still can’t help but think that they have more they want to do. Time may feel that it is of the essence and a person trying to achieve their goals before a certain turning point can cause frustration. Attempting to not let greed take control but want to have the luxury of being able…

Three Meaningful Words

An important factor that can fuel a mental breakdown is feeling alone. Those thoughts that no one is there when needed can consume someone’s mind. It can make a person selfish, to become so self-absorbed in their own thoughts, not realizing the support that might be given. For someone to feel like they are alone, that they have no one to go to can relate from a lack of trust. Trust and loyalty are a big factor for someone to express how they are feeling without the fear itself of…