If you are struggling with life, feeling like you just don’t know if you can do it anymore- please reach out to me or one of the resources listed on my Mental Health page. I am ALWAYS willing to help you get support and talk with you. I am NOT a medical professional- I HAVE LIVED IT, and still do struggle at times because I am human. I care. Please know that. Please check out the Menu for more topics & resources.

Welcome to Written by Dida. I write about chronic illness, mental illness, addiction/recovery, relationships, realistic finance, life in general, and any current hot topic. I strive to be honest, realistic, compassionate, accurate, informative, and helpful in my writing. I don’t really like to ‘sugarcoat’ things, but I do believe in being appropriate, and kind, unless there is an extremely good reason not to be.

Check out the Menu over to the right for all the things offered, or scroll on down and visit the Resources section.

New on Written by Dida:

Listening vs. Problem-Solving: A different perspective
9 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier & Feel Better

My newest on The Mighty:

New! February 2021 Anxiety Relief Cards

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Racism-related content
COVID-19 related content

Mask Anxiety Cards

A new version of my Anxiety Cards specifically designed to help you through the panic that can attack when you have to wear a mask. Meant to be used in combination with “The Process” described in my Mask Anxiety article. I hope they become as useful to many as my original Anxiety Cards.

There is an amazing blog called Just Call Me Jess that I urge everyone to visit- especially to read the Guest Post I wrote- 7 Easy Ways To Help a Loved One With Anxiety

Interested in hiring me or collaborating?
If you have resources for chronic illness, addiction/recovery, relationships, domestic violence, mental health, or money, contact me

Scroll on down, or click/tap HERE, for the different pages I’ve created, but also check out the menus both at the top and bottom of the page for other sections available. There is also a link to my store with tons of different items at the bottom. Please visit my Policy page for all the legal information about Written by Dida.

Newest Blog Posts

Mask Anxiety: 7 Steps To Help During Covid19 by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com
Coping with Covid19: How To Adjust by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com
5 Tips To Include Your Chronically Ill Family & Friends
The Pain Management Crisis: Why It's Different Than the Addiction Crisis by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com
Why You Should Care About Addiction by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.con
Anxiety Relief: Creating a Daily Management Routine
Don't Stop Fighting For Yourself
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The range of emotions you experience with Fibromyalgia
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New Blog Post & Launching of a new Site Page

Blog Post

Sexual Conduct: What's Appropriate & How To Evaluate YOUR Behavior

New Page

Sexual Conduct & violence on Written by Dida- A page to learn about sexual conduct in all settings: what's inappropriate, questions to evaluate aggressive behavior, risk factors, preventative measures to lessen that risk, and links to resources for survivors & loved ones.

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Resources for anyone struggling in the local WV,OH, & KY

To the haters💜

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Landing Page for all topics I cover. Links to information, tools, & support. If you’re here to get information, help, or learn about topics, this is where you want to go.


All of my racism-related content

About Me

About Dida (Me)

To learn all about me, why i write, and my intentions with this website, please visit the About Me Page



Writings about living with chronic illnesses, anxiety, & PTSD, as well as current events, addiction, other mental health topics, relationships, and finance for those dealing with extreme poverty.

Good Stuff

Good Stuff

Things I love, admire, respect. Businesses that really deserve your business. Social Media accounts to follow, people to support- Take a look!!

Tools & Support

Tools & Support

Tools, support, groups, crisis lines-all things to to do with support are here.

Interview Links

Interview Links

These are interview questions I have designed to gather information for my articles. The answers are automatically anonymous. You are only identified if you choose to be. For now, many of the subjects have more than one link because I haven’t figured out how to move them from Survey Monkey to here. I promise I will as soon as possible. I also add topics often, so check back for others you are willing to answer. My articles are to raise awareness about these topics, and also put out information that may help others.


Sensory Friendly Versions: Plain text versions of my graphica for those with sensory issues



“Negotiations with My Body” Series

Negotiations With My Body- Part 1 on fibromyalgiaresources.com
Part 1

My new series based on my internal dialogue. I released part 1 on fibromyalgiaresources.com in hopes of reaching more people. I plan for this to be an ongoing series with monthly installments. Frequency may change based on the response.

Negotiations With My Body Part 2

Part 2 of my series was released before the first because I got impatient, but it isn’t necessary to read them in order.

Recently published elsewhere:

Recently Published on The Mighty- Don't Be Ashamed Of The Tools You Need To Function

This is the newest piece published by The Mighty.

Ideas, suggestions?

I’m already creating sensory-friendly versions of my anxiety tools, Dida-isms, and other resources for those who need plainer versions to use and working on getting more resources for you.
If you can think of any other way I should adapt my materials, please send me an e-mail.
I’d love to hear from you!

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