The Horrifying Portrayal of People with a Mental Illness on Halloween

What would you do if you saw someone dressed up with an insulin pump, candy and fake needles glued to their outfit, wearing pale makeup, and purple lipstick? You would probably stop and say, “WTF is wrong with that person?” You would probably look in disgust at someone mimicking a person with a serious disease…

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The Truth About Those of Us Who Love Too Much & Fall Too Hard

There are standard guidelines set in place for how we are supposed to love. There is a process for how we are supposed to reveal our emotions to someone. If you don’t abide by these guidelines, you are looked at as loving too much. I fall into this category 100% As someone living with bipolar…

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Tips for Starting and Creating Content for a Mental Health Blog

Mental health and wellness blogs are becoming more and more popular. Many people are looking to share their experience living with mental illness and for ways to open up the conversation online. I have been receiving a lot of questions about starting a mental health blog, which I hope to answer in the following post.…

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Signs That Social Media Is Affecting Your Mental Health & What To Do About It

Eight years ago I posted a picture on FaceBook of me laughing in a beautiful white dress at a Spring Festival. I received tons of likes and comments about how beautiful it was and how happy I looked. Someone even commented, “Living the dream 🙂” Four days after I posted that picture I was involuntarily…

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10 Things That Could Affect Your Mental Health in the Long Run

10 Things That Could Affect Your Mental Health in the Long Run Guest Post by: Patrick Bailey  There are many factors that influence our mental health, either positively or negatively. Some of these factors might even be beyond our control. We can’t control our genetic tendencies towards mental illness, for example. However, our “mental health…

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Gone with the Wind, Lost in Her Mind: Vivien Leigh and Her Life with Bipolar

Vivien Leigh was a British actress whose charm, ambition and sophistication captured the attention of all those who met her. She is considered to be one of the best actresses of all time. Leigh’s acting career skyrocketed when she won the role of Scarlett O’Hara in one of history’s most iconic films, Gone with the…

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15 Inspiring Quotes for People Going Through Heartbreak

Heartbreak is pain. At times it feels like the end of the world. However, heartbreak builds us into stronger and more loving people. As painful as it may be you will get through this and find love again—a love more beautiful than you could imagine. Here are 15 inspiring quotes for people going through heartbreak.…

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Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated Like the Flu

Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated like the Flu Guest Post by: Greyon Fernandes While taking a shower, a place where I do some of my best thinking, a thought captivated me, ‘Am I still mentally ill?’. Do I still consider myself as mentally ill? I’m ill when I have the flu, but then I take my…

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Music and Mental Illness: The Deep Connection Between Music and Our Emotions

A couple nights ago I was in a panic, unraveling my house to find one of my most treasured items-my headphones. After hours of searching through every junk drawer, cabinet, pocketbook and kitchen appliance I came to the conclusion that they were gone. I know this is a really traumatic story! The lost headphones were…

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Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It

Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It Guest Post by: Dr. Heidi Green Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It There are a lot of hot topics in the mental health arena right now. People love to talk about self-empowerment, ending toxic relationships,…

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