Adolescent Mental Health

What is Mental Health? According to Mayo clinic, “Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave” (Feb 26, 2020). However, mental illness refers to a change in the pattern of behavior, feelings, and thinking, which disrupt their way of living and causes...
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Acceptance

“I wish the rheumatologist would tell us what the future holds for someone with an autoimmune disease. Sigh!” These are the words I said to my husband after leaving yet another doctor’s appointment. My spirit was down, and I felt as if I was on a boat which was...
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Bad luck comes in threes

Bad luck comes in threes I love watching series from South Korea, and one thing that I find most fascinating about them, is how accurate they tend to be when compared to daily life. I am also intrigued by their cultural sayings, which I have found to have a...
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Re-Defining Yourself When You Have Chronic Illness

It has been almost a year since the last time I wrote something to post. While I’ve been away, I have lived through a new diagnosis and improvement of older illnesses. On top of that, there has been the Covid_19 situation around the world that has brought new opportunities...
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Psychological Support

From previous posts, I have spoken about the constant depression that I have been fighting for the past three years. Well, this year, I finally sought help from a psychologist after giving up the individual fight. So far, I have had four sessions, which unfortunately, I had to press...
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FIBROMYALGIA

After many years of having an autoimmune disease (Behcets), I developed a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia. I lived with this condition for a year before finding other people in my country living with the same condition. In my search for support, I was lucky enough to discover ‘The...
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New Year Resolutions When You Have Chronic Illness

Somehow, it’s a new year! I can’t believe how fast the past year has flown by. It was like a blur to me. So many days of pain, depression and suicidal thoughts that I became a master at acting a role to mask the darkness that was swallowing me....
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Things you learn when living with chronic disease

It’s a little ambitious for me to write the topic as above, but I could not find a better way to summarize today’s content. I like to pass my time on Pintrest, and the other day while doing so, I came by a page written by someone who has...
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Changes!

It has been two months since I last wrote. The past 8 weeks have been quite dynamic. I finally reached remission and Behcets had been dormant for some months, so the rheumatologist decided to get me off Prednisolone and lower my Azathioprine dose. I was relieved to finally stop...
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