How to Handle Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, According to the Experts


By Kimberly Zapata It’s been four months since the first case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was identified, and since that time, nearly half a million people have been infected. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, there have been 372,757 confirmed cases—and that’s enough to make anyone nervous. I’ve lived with generalized anxiety … Continue reading How to Handle Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, According to the Experts

How to Explain Depression to Those You Love


By Kimberly Zapata When I was 15 years old, I was diagnosed with depression. I was young and naive; I was scared and ashamed; and I had no desire to explain my disease to anyone because I didn’t want others to know I was “sick.” I didn’t want others to think I was crazy. I … Continue reading How to Explain Depression to Those You Love

Remembering Carrie Fisher & Her Contributions To Mental Health


By Kimberly Zapata Usually, I’m relatively unfazed by celebrity deaths. Don’t get me wrong — I have empathy for the family of those affected. For the colleagues, loved ones, and friends left behind. I feel for their loss. But for the most part, my life is not impacted; my life remains unchanged. The same cannot be … Continue reading Remembering Carrie Fisher & Her Contributions To Mental Health

9 Tips For Getting Through A Panic Attack


By Kimberly Zapata If you struggle with anxiety you know just how tough it can be to manage your symptoms, i.e. one minute you are fine — you are talking, laughing, and just being yourself — and the next you are terrified. You are horrified. You are paralyzed. Your mind is racing. Your breath is heavy, and your both your … Continue reading 9 Tips For Getting Through A Panic Attack

I Ordered A Tall PSL; I Got A Side Of SADness


By Kimberly Zapata I love cool, early morning runs, the sound of leaf blowers and iced PSLs because they can only mean one thing: the start of hoodie season, pumpkin beer season and football season. The start of “Hooray, I don’t have to shave my freakin’ legs” season, and the unofficial start of the fall … Continue reading I Ordered A Tall PSL; I Got A Side Of SADness

What Really Happens When You Fail A Postpartum Depression Screening


By Kimberly Zapata I was in the bathroom, enjoying a few moments of much needed silence and solitude, when my phone rang. I didn’t hear it. My cell is always set to silent. But I saw the number pop up on my FitBit. It was my son’s pediatrician. I should have answered. I knew why … Continue reading What Really Happens When You Fail A Postpartum Depression Screening