Posts by Marie Shanley

Marie Shanley, aka Mxiety, is a Twitch Partner and host of a mental health-focused talk show. She is also an author and medical program manager advocating with the goal of making mental health information accessible to everyone through expert and advocate interviews, open live discussions, and by sharing her personal story. You can find her at Mxiety.com and follow her on Twitter and Twitch.

On Those Hard Days When You Feel Like Nothing You Do Matters

“Just a reminder in case your mind is playing tricks on you today: You matter. You’re important. You’re loved. Your presence on this earth makes a difference whether you see it or not.” ~Unknown

Today I woke up feeling like nothing I do matters. I didn’t want to wake up feeling like this, but I did.

I got myself out of bed, brushed my teeth, and went through the motions until things inside my mind started to feel unbearable.

The first thing I did was try to reason with myself, tell myself that, of course I matter. I tell everyone …