Shocking Suicide Statistics That You Need to Know

Written by Hannah Blum We see and hear that mental health is being talked about more than ever. This is true. However, the topics we are failing to acknowledge are not only the most important, but if not recognized, they are the most deadly. The first step towards progress is creating awareness about the problem…

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Life With Mental Illness: 5 Signs Your Partner Is Gaslighting You

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love The first thing I tell people who ask me about revealing their diagnosis of mental illness to their partner is, keep a journal and note every change you see in their behavior, their reactions, and the general vibe in the…

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10 Empowering Quotes for People With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love As a mental illness activist and someone living with bipolar, I know the importance of empowerment. We struggle to feel good about ourselves because we live in a society that tells us we are damaged goods. It’s time we come…

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The Wellness Movement’s Shaming of People With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love It’s the topic we are afraid to talk about, but when it comes to the mental health conversation, it’s the number one thing we should be recognizing. We left one group of people out of the discussion, people with mental illness. The…

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6 Things The Show ‘Modern Love’ Got Right When Portraying Bipolar Disorder

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love It was no surprise that my phone was ringing off the hook after Episode 3 of the Amazon Prime Series, Modern Love, came out. I am a woman living with bipolar disorder, and ironically I talk about dating with mental…

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If You Live With A Mental Illness These Resources Are For You

Here are a variety of mental health resources including ways to get involved, mental health inspiration, mental health social media accounts, blogs and so on. Click the bubbles below! Also, check out my new book, The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love! Follow My Pinterest Board For Inspirational Mental Health Pins Podcasts, Interviews…

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

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love 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…

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12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love Those of us who experience extreme empathy can feel misunderstood at times. Our sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of others can be both beautiful and consuming. It’s important to remind ourselves of the power of empathy and the gift we…

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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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