Shaheryar Siddiqui

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Mental Health Stigma Affects Moods and Relationships

When people have wrong ideas about those who suffer from a mental health issue, moods and relationships can be affected by this mental health stigma …

Mental Health

35 Things People With ADHD Want Everyone Else To Know

"I wish people understood that I don’t have a choice in how my brain works."

The Frustration of Not Always Being Able to 'Choose Happiness'

Earlier this week, I woke up with anxiety so bad that I had to take a sick day.<p>While I was doing my best to manage my day, I was scrolling through …

How I finally realised I need to get help for my mental health issues

For the last two years, I’ve been what I’d describe as a bit of an emotional wreck.<p>I’ve been the person hiding in the toilets at work having a panic …

Mental Health

Is today *really* the most depressing day of the year?

We asked the experts for their thoughts on Blue Monday<p>It's not unusual to be feeling a little glum at this time of year. The festivities are over, …

7 Phrases To Tell Yourself When Life Doesn't Go Your Way

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Mindfulness

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

How My Wife Helped Me Overcome The Trauma Of Being Sexually Assaulted

We got married six years ago, but I haven’t slept with her ever. I come from an orthodox Rajasthani family, where marrying at the right time is …

Duchess Kate Nails Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Help

The royals are amazing advocates.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is yet again schooling the world on negative mental health stereotypes.<p>The duchess, along with Prince William and Prince Harry, spoke out about how stigma prevents people with mental illness from seeking support. The brief speech by the …

The Amazing Side of Bipolar Disorder

The fight to find peace and happiness can be an elusive battle in the bipolar II brain. However, I often times find myself battling the stigma of …

5 Things to Say When You Can't Find the Words to Help Someone With a Mental Illness

I’ve been that girl. Sometimes I still am.<p>The one holding her head back to stop the tears from falling. The one clinging on to the corners of her …

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

Mental Health Treatment Associated With Fewer Depressive Symptoms for Teens

Science says so.<p>Just like physical health, our mental well-being requires attention, but according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), only 41% of adults who need mental health care access it. Even worse, about half of all chronic mental illnesses develop by the time we're 14, but …

Depression

The Scariest Part of Recovering From a Depressive Episode

I walked just now to our local shop to buy milk. Yesterday, it rained all day. The sky was dark, and the clouds loomed low. Yet today, the sun is …

The Lies Anxiety and Depression Make Me Tell

I am a liar.<p>I have lied every day of this new year.<p>I have mastered the art of deception.<p>The lies I tell sound convincing, even to my own ears.<p>The …

Hiding With Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression both make me want to hide. They both make me feel like I don’t matter to people, like I’m unworthy of happiness and …

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a mood disorder characterized by periods of “highs” and “lows.” The “high” is known as mania …

What It's Like to Have a Panic Attack in Class

Another day in class, just a few more weeks till the end of the semester. I look outside around and see people talking. They make it seem so easy. I …

When You Want and Don't Want People to Notice You're Struggling

Sometimes it’s so easy to stick your head in the sand, to pretend like everything is just fine, to smile at the world. People ask how you’re doing, …

My Depression Doesn't Mean I Can't Be Happy

A few days ago, one of my best friends shared a video with me. It is called “The Happiest Girl in the World.”<p>I watched it and was instantly struck by …

When You're 'Clueless' About Your Own Depression

If you have watched “Clueless” before, surely you are familiar with the role of Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone. Well, I was a Cher — I was an …

Why I Am No Longer Ashamed to Take Medication for My Anxiety

Freshman year of high school, my anxiety hit me pretty hard. This was the time I was actually diagnosed, but I knew years before I was different.<p>I …

When You Can No Longer Hide Your Anxiety From Your Friends

Establishing and maintaining friendships has never been easy for me. As a child, I was so painfully shy, I could only have one friend at a time. I …

Things People With Anxiety Are Tired of Hearing

This App Can Help Tell Whether or Not Your Depression Meds Are Working

Start, an iPhone app developed by Iodine, can help users determine whether or not their depression medication is working.<p>Read the full story.

How I Manage 'Those' Days With Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes there are <i>those days</i>. I’ve taken my meds, gotten my eight hours of sleep, took the dogs for a walk, worked, stuck to my schedule and even …

What 'Bipolar Obsessiveness' Is Like for Me

I went to a Natalie Diaz poetry reading yesterday, and it was — apart from being amazing — the only good thing that has evoked an emotional response …

I Live With Anxiety and Depression – and I'm Scared to 'Get Better'

Every day, I try to motivate myself to get better. Depression and anxiety take over my life on most days, and they try to make my decisions for me. …

The Me I Allow Other People to See

I hide my anxiety and depression. I hide it well. <i>Every day.</i><p>In the morning, my alarm goes off or it doesn’t depending on what day it is. Either way, I …