Emotional exhaustion
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life Update: Brought To You By Emotional Exhaustion

I feel like my brain is just constantly processing and coping and that's great, really, my life is so much better now than it was five or even just one year ago because of this, but the result is just constant exhaustion.

Overactive fight, flight, or freeze response
megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life With an Overactive Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

I'm a freezer. My brain has learned that fighting almost always makes the situation worse, and running betrays the panic I feel inside which could also make things worse, so I just freeze up.

How to be honest in therapy
advice, HealthyPlace, how-to, mental health

Tips for Being Honest in Therapy on HealthyPlace

There are lots of other reasons people (including me) struggle to be honest in therapy, and I tried to address some of them at the beginning of this article, but the majority of it is focused on advice for moving forward and being as honest as you can be.