In a Nutshell: My Week in Review

This week was amazing for me. It started off with an ECT, so that took up my whole Monday, but then on Tuesday I was told that one of the news channels here wanted to feature my blog and have me talk about suicide prevention. You can watch that here.

Usually, being on the news would really freak me out and I might’ve turned it down in the past. But I was completely comfortable doing it and so excited for what it might bring.

My blog got a lot of traffic and people have been reaching out to me, saying they love the blog and were glad I was writing about depression and mental illness. That makes everything totally worth it.

I’ve been toying with turning my blog into a book, so I think I’m going to explore that further. I’d have to beef up my blog before I do anything but lately my writing has just been pouring out of me.

I want to thank everyone who visited my blog this week or reached out. I appreciate your support and kindness.

As for this week, it’s likely to be a wild one again, as my oldest child is turning 6 on Friday and we have a drive-by party for her Saturday.

I’m going to focus on my self care checklist this week and making sure I’m being as healthy as possible. This past week, I stopped filling out my checklist and I’m suffering because of it. You can download my checklist here:

I hope everybody has a great week!

Love,
Heather

6 thoughts on “In a Nutshell: My Week in Review

  1. Ashley L. Peterson – Canada – I'm the author of three books: Psych Meds Made Simple, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Managing the Depression Puzzle. These are informed by my professional experience as a former pharmacist and mental health nurse, as well as my lived experience of major depressive disorder. My goal with Mental Health @ Home is to challenge mental illness stigma and provide a safe space for open dialogue to empower others to share their voices.
    ashleyleia says:

    That’s cool that you were on the news!

    1. Heather Loeb – I’m 36 years old and suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder. I live with my husband and two small children in Texas. I hope my blog helps to end the stigma of depression and other mental disorders.
      Heather Loeb says:

      Thanks!

  2. RecoveryWise – Denver, CO – Welcome! I am a 56 year old Veteran with 54 months sobriety. I also live in recovery from childhood trauma, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Married for just over two years to Rebecca, who I met on my blog in 2016. We make our home in St. Robert, Missouri, with our beautiful 9 month old daughter, Stella. I write about my life and recovery with brutal honesty. This blog is also a forum for my poetry, and for educating others on how to live "RecoveryWise." My hope for you is you will find a place of meaningful discovery. A place you can visit for a while and find some serenity. #liverecoverywisely! Thank you for visiting!
    RecoveryWise says:

    I attempted to download your list, but the notation was it no longer existed.

    1. Heather Loeb – I’m 36 years old and suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder. I live with my husband and two small children in Texas. I hope my blog helps to end the stigma of depression and other mental disorders.
      Heather Loeb says:

      Ok i just updated it. Can you let me know if it’s working now?

      1. RecoveryWise – Denver, CO – Welcome! I am a 56 year old Veteran with 54 months sobriety. I also live in recovery from childhood trauma, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Married for just over two years to Rebecca, who I met on my blog in 2016. We make our home in St. Robert, Missouri, with our beautiful 9 month old daughter, Stella. I write about my life and recovery with brutal honesty. This blog is also a forum for my poetry, and for educating others on how to live "RecoveryWise." My hope for you is you will find a place of meaningful discovery. A place you can visit for a while and find some serenity. #liverecoverywisely! Thank you for visiting!
        RecoveryWise says:

        Yepp, all good.

  3. mentalhealth360.uk – United Kingdom – Mum to two amazing sons. Following recovery from a lengthy psychotic episode, depression, anxiety and anorexia, I decided to train as a Mental Health Nurse and worked successfully in various settings before becoming a Ward Manager. I am a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a Mental Health Awareness Trainer, Mental Health First Aid Youth and Mental Health Armed Forces Instructor. Just started my mental health from the other side blog.
    mentalhealth360.uk says:

    Wow, good to hear you were on the news, by consent obviously 🙂

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