10 Signs the Person You Are Dating Is Affecting Your Mental Health

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love There are subtle signs that we are dating or in a relationship with someone who is affecting our mental health. It doesn’t necessarily mean the person we are dating is a horrible human being, but regardless the relationship still takes a toll…

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7 Famous Writers Who Lived with Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love The ability to feel emotions so deeply was both a curse and gift to many of the greatest writers throughout history. They used writing to express themselves which is why their words still capture the minds and hearts of readers today. These…

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5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love If you are open about your diagnosis of mental illness, most likely you are faced with more negative feedback than positive. We are labeled as damaged goods. When I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, there were no words of encouragement or…

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12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love Many of the questions I receive are about my job as a mental health blogger. It excites me to have people reaching out for advice. I hope to see many more advocates blogging in the future. Here are 12 questions answered about…

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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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9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

Written by Hannah Blum, author of the Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love When we are faced with challenges, it’s hard to believe that something positive will come out of these periods of darkness, but there is. Sometimes the most important lessons in life hide in places we would never think to look.…

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Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

One of my favorite writers, April Green, wrote a short poem that really spoke to me. And the moon looked down at her and said: ‘you are too full of everything that makes you whole to ever be loved in halves.’ I sent it to my friend, Sarah Snow, who is known for creating visually inspiring…

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6 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling with Depression

Guest Feature Written By Paul James Mental illness is a hard conversation to have with those around us, even when it’s with our significant other. People tend to hold tightly onto the most fragile aspects of their lives. I have learned this from being in a relationship with my girlfriend who struggles with depression. My…

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Marilyn Monroe-What You Didn’t Know About Her Journey with Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love In 1961, a year before her death, Marilyn Monroe wrote a six-page letter letter to her psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson about her time at Payne-Whitney’s psychiatric ward. Just now when I looked out the hospital window where the snow had covered…

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To the Women Who Feel Too Much and Fall Too Hard: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed

As someone who lives with bipolar disorder, trust me I understand what it is like to feel too much and fall too hard in both love and life. Also, I know how it feels to be rejected, taken advantage of or punished for this way of communicating with others. Whether you have a mental illness…

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