On April 2, 2018, I wrote a breakup letter with my depression and anxiety. 

I started seeing a new therapist on April 3, 2018, after a two-year break from therapy. 

I was tired of my life being surrounded by sad day and anxious thoughts. So I decided to do something to help me to better myself so I can be a better person in all aspects of my life. 

My depression and anxiety were getting in the way of things such as:

  • my life: losing interest in things I enjoy. 
  • my job: poor consideration and forgetting things.
  • my kids: irritated or and anxious about being away from them.

I started using the coping skills that I have taught my clients in the past:

  • Weekly psychotherapy 
  • Journaling 
  • Meditation 
  • Walking
  • Coloring in my adult coloring book
  • Planning in my Happy Planner
  • Weekend trips to the beach
  • Positive Affirmations 
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Self-Care
  • Spending quality time with my sons

If you’re experiencing depression or anxiety talk to your primary care doctor about it and get a referral for therapy. 

If you have medical insurance call your provider and get a referral to a therapist in your area. 

If you have no insurance go through Open Path Collective for a sliding scale fee ranging from $30-$50 per session. This is where I found my therapist. 

Always check Psychology Today to research your therapist before making your first appointment. Psychology Today has therapist background, specialties, educational background and licenses number. 

It’s okay to get extra help when you’re not okay. 


    1. When we change our mindset, we can change our lives. Positive affirmations and self talk attract positive things into our lives.

  1. Thank you for the great advice. It’s so difficult to ask for help when you have a mental illness. Im glad you are getting the help you need.

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on such an important topic! Journaling is one of my favorite coping skills. It really helps just get those thoughts out.

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