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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23 Suicide Statistics That Will Shock You

One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds in the world. If the suicide rate continues to rise researches predict that number will have increased to one person every 20 seconds in 2020.  I timed my daily morning routine-shower, brushing teeth, putting on clothes and making coffee which took a total of 45 minutes. According to…

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6 Truths About People with a Mental Illness

Mental health is a topic that many people in society think they know so much about when in reality they know too little. Ignorance is the most devastating illness that plagues our society. The only cure is knowledge, so let me save you a co-pay and share the truth about people with a mental illness. 

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6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

How to become a mental health advocate? You do not need a degree, a diagnosis or work as a licensed therapist to become a mental health advocate. The general idea behind advocacy is supporting mental health by spreading awareness, reducing stigma and supporting the cause. If you are looking for a way to become a…

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5 Reasons Why People Are Afraid to Take Meds for the Head

Treatment plans for mental health care differ from situation to situation. In some cases, it calls for therapy and in other cases medication is needed. When depression or severe emotional behavior begins to affect your daily life, work, and relationships, it is time to seek help. We all want to end up at the same…

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10 Things I Hate About The Stigma of Mental Illness

Remember the infamous Julia Stiles’s speech at the end of the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You? When she reveals to Heath Ledger the pain he’s caused her, “I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair…” While reading this post, think about stigma as if I am revealing my feelings…

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6 Stereotypes That Hurt People With Mental Illness

6 Stereotypes That Hurt People With Mental Illness When a violent crime occurs, it is assumed that the perpetrator must have been mentally ill.  Has someone with diabetes ever killed someone?  Yes, but we do not hear of this in the media.  “His blood sugar was low which caused him/her to carry out the mass…

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10 Things Your Friend With Depression Wants You To Know

Close friends are the people who we create unforgettable memories with, and who know us better than we know ourselves. However, what do you do when your friend suddenly disappears from your life?  You reach out but receive no answer. As someone diagnosed with bipolar 2, trying to help my friends understand mental illness has…

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17 Things You Should Know About Dating A Girl With Mental Illness

As a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I am not naive to the fact that people I date struggle to see beyond the label that society has stamped on me, which is why I wrote this post. If you are dating a girl with a mental illness, toss your preconceived notions aside and try to see…

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Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness

Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness We are expected to withhold our truth to protect ourselves from judgement. Trust me I have been there. I used to wear a mask like the Queen of the masquerade ball, but it only kept me from acknowledging my mental illness. The mask you wear to fit…

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