Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love 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 … Continue reading Tips for Starting and Creating Content for a Mental Health Blog
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 … Continue reading 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. Social media has its pros and cons, but one primary reason I love it is that it’s become a platform for mental health accounts to flourish. If you’ve followed my blog, you know that Instagram is my favorite, no offense … Continue reading Best Mental Health Instagram Accounts to Follow
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 … Continue reading 12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy
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 … Continue reading 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 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 … Continue reading 12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging
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. … Continue reading 9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life
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 videos, each one with a resonating message. She was just as inspired, and we connected with April. Sarah, alongside artist Donna Adi, created a video with a profound message about what it’s like when the person you love doesn’t love you back. Continue reading “Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?”
Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love Self-harm is not something I talk about often, however, it is part of my past and my journey living with bipolar disorder. I can tell you that it was not a cry for help. No one noticed, and the majority of those … Continue reading A Creative Alternative to Self-Harm That Works
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.
These are the stories of people living with bipolar disorder that get left out of the mainstream media. These are the stories that could one day create a much larger platform for individuals living with mental illness to feel empowered by what makes them different. I have spent the last couple days gathering information about this restaurant, but to start for those of you who are curious about Van Gogh’s connection to bipolar disorder let me explain. Continue reading “‘Van Gogh Is Bipolar’ Cafe: How a Restaurant Explores and Empowers People with Bipolar”