30 Creative Writing Prompts for People Living With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love I. I believe writing is one of the best ways to express yourself, especially when you live with mental illness. However, it’s hard to know where to start, which is why I have written creative prompts crafted for those of you…

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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 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…

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

Written by Hannah Blum 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 commented, “Living the dream 🙂” Four days after I posted that…

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15 Inspiring Quotes for People Going Through Heartbreak

Heartbreak is pain. At times it feels like the end of the world. However, heartbreak builds us into stronger and more loving people. As painful as it may be you will get through this and find love again—a love more beautiful than you could imagine. Here are 15 inspiring quotes for people going through heartbreak.…

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Music and Mental Illness: The Deep Connection Between Music and Our Emotions

A couple nights ago I was in a panic, unraveling my house to find one of my most treasured items-my headphones. After hours of searching through every junk drawer, cabinet, pocketbook and kitchen appliance I came to the conclusion that they were gone. I know this is a really traumatic story! The lost headphones were…

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6 Self-Help Books That Will Change Your Life

As someone living with a mental illness, I have been given every self-help book there is. I found that many self-help books were unrealistic and hard to relate to. Many of them only reinforced the idea that I don’t have my sh*t together. Then I read Jen Sincero’s book, You Are A Badass, and everything…

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Best Mental Health Instagram Accounts to Follow

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…

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Life with Mental Illness: A Story of Acceptance

Life with Mental Illness: A Story of Acceptance Guest Post By: The Bipolar Babe  A Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder When I was in elementary school, I noticed that I felt things to a much deeper extent than my peers, which encouraged me to approach my friends about it. When I revealed to a friend that…

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12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy

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 have to help others understand their emotions. Empaths are a gift to the…

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5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

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 pamphlet that taught me how to handle stigma or love myself. I was…

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