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April 28, 2020

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May 5, 2020

This summer and early fall were not a high point in my mental health journey. I was going to a psychologist, psychiatrist, and my family doctor, and still nothing was working. Throughout this whole multi-year journey different solutions have come and gone, but they’ve...

April 28, 2020

I’ve always joked that people are exhausting, but turns out I was incredibly insightful when I said that. I have been working from home for three weeks, and to say that I have had a spike in energy is an understatement. I have been getting SO much done around the house...

April 14, 2020

I have been in the workforce for nearly 5 years now. During that time I've had some amazing highs, extreme lows, and an additional mental illness diagnosis. Just like every other aspect of living with a mental illness there is no guarantee of how you're going to get th...

April 7, 2020

As my work place tries to figure out how best to work through the coronavirus, those of us who have the ability to work from home were sent home for a couple of days to see how work capacity can continue. 30 minutes into my first day I realized what a complete and utte...

March 31, 2020

Picture it: I'm sitting at home, self-isolating, scrolling through Instagram and watching The Good Place, and it hits me. A cough. And another. I've been pretty relaxed through all of this coronavirus panic, so at first I wasn't too worried, but then I couldn't shake i...

March 26, 2020

After writing my last post, I realized that there are a number of people who work in service or retail industries who are off work because of the coronavirus and are stuck at home without a regular work schedule. First of all, apologies for not being able to look outsi...

March 24, 2020

A few years ago I moved to a new city without knowing anyone and worked for a company remotely from a home office. Other than my therapist and saying "hi" to the person at the desk of the yoga studio I went to, I pretty much didn't interact with another human in person...

March 21, 2020

I think it's clear at this point that I am not a blogger. At least not a very good one. I have been trying to get my s*** enough together for however long it's been to make writing this a regular thing, and clearly it's not going very well. So first of all, thank you t...

November 15, 2019

I can't count the number of times I've heard someone say "I'm just OCD like that" or "She's so bi-polar." And for the vast majority of people who say things like this, I assume they don't mean anything by it. Using mental illnesses as an adjective has become so complet...

May 20, 2019

Something that really bothers me with having a mental illness is how damn expensive it is. I am medicated and I see a psychologist about every 3 weeks. Now, I am fortunate that through my employer I have a healthcare spending account, but I am going to run it out befor...

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