Mental Health Resources

I will be writing about my personal experience with mental health on this site. If at any point you’re reading along and you’re like oh my god that’s me, please check out some of these links. I want to put these before I answer anything else. I know that when you Google “mental health resources” the most useful stuff isn’t immediately apparent. Here are some links to get started.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Healthy Minds Canada Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

Web MD: Anxiety disorders

If you are in university, check out what resources are available to you. Getting an appointment with a specialist like a psychiatrist can take months of waiting, but don’t let this deter you. Psychologists are easier to get in touch with. Get referred to one by your doctor. Many insurance plans cover the fees involved.

Finally, I am not a professional. I’m just a person who has gone through depression and anxiety and I know it sucks.

Specific questions about me/bloob:

What do you do?

I’m the founder of Glou Beauty!

Why didn’t you adopt from a shelter?

I am allergic to dogs. But not all dogs. And I don’t really know which ones I will be okay with and which ones I won’t. In general, spaniels tend to bring out my worst reactions, and I don’t have much luck with short-haired breeds. But sometimes, I’m more allergic to the dog as a puppy than when they become an adult dog. But other times it’s the other way around. I don’t know why.

So, based on my experience because I never had a bad reaction to poodles or poodle mixes a goldendoodle was a good fit for me. I did a lot of research on breeders and made sure I picked a good, responsible breeder who stands behind her pups for their lifetime (like, if for any reason you can’t keep your dog, she will take them back, and not add to the shelter population).

Giving an animal a furever home is awesome, but wasn’t a good fit for me this time around. I wanted to know exactly what I was getting, and I really wanted the whole puppy experience.

Are goldendoodles good dogs/pets?

If you are seeking a fluffy little cuddle bug, keep looking. If you are considering being constantly kept on your toes and outsmarted by a four legged floof, this is the dog for you. I can only speak from my personal experience but, these are not low maintenance dogs. Blooberoni needs constant mental stimulation, a moderate amount of exercise, and has the persistence and stubbornness of an annoying small child. Furthermore, she’s a picky eater who would rather starve than eat plain kibble, requires weekly baths out of necessity because her coat is like a Swiffer loves mud more than pigs, and rolling in dust (dirt) more than chinchillas, I’m constantly cutting mats out of her hair, and her hair needs to be cut every 6 weeks.

But she’s the goofiest, most entertaining, loving pal I could ask for.


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