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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How Acquiring New Skills Can Enrich Your Mental Health

Guest Feature Written by Jennlie Borromew For some people, learning something new can be scary. After all, it’s a long road to mastery, and there’s a chance that you might run into some hurdles along the way. However, fear of failure shouldn’t be a reason not to try. Once you’ve managed to cope with your…

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Are Psychic Readings a Legitimate Form of Therapy?

Guest Feature Written by Chrissy Phelps Are Psychic Readings a Legitimate Form of Therapy? Religious and spiritual people have consistently been found to be less depressed and anxious than those without such beliefs. For many people dealing with mental illness, a connection to the transcendent can be comforting and provide meaning in a world of suffering. Whether…

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

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

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

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

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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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‘Van Gogh Is Bipolar’ Cafe: How a Restaurant Explores and Empowers People with Bipolar

I jumped from the couch spilling cereal all over my shirt reaching for my computer both excited and in disbelief when I saw my moms text message, “Must check out this restaurant-Van Gogh is Bipolar!” A small restaurant located in the Philippines named after Vincent van Gogh and designed to capture features of a bipolar mind.…

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How to Mentally Survive a Breakup: Stay off Social Media

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love I am not a relationship expert, but I’ve had my heart broken more than I’d like to admit. On this journey in heartbreak, I realized that a significant part of emotionally surviving a breakup is to take a break from…

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6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

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

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Staying Positive About Schizophrenia

Staying Positive About Schizophrenia Article By: Chrissy Phelps Schizophrenia is a serious illness which affects the way you think, your feelings and behaviour.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that it affects 1% of Americans. With symptoms like delusions, hallucinations and muddled thoughts, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is, without question, frightening. However, as these inspiring TED Talks demonstrate,…

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