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

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 picture I was involuntarily…

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35 Mental Health Instagram Accounts to Follow

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 to FaceBook and Twitter. In this post, you will find a range of accounts related…

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Why Netflix’s ‘The Bird Box’ Severely Increases the Stigma of Mental Illness

I was so excited to watch Netflix’s new original series, “The Bird Box” with Sandra Bullock. The premise surrounds the idea that a mysterious force begins to destroy humanity–if you see this entity, which reveals your biggest fear, you die. To survive people must cover their eyes or be blindfolded while searching for help. The…

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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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20 Inspiring Quotes for People with a Mental Illness

When I am too low or too high or insecure about the things that make me different in this world, the one thing that always seems to speak to me, no matter the mood, is quotes and poems. A collection of words, so elegantly put together, that they inspire those of us who can feel…

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Want to Start a Mental Health Instagram Account? Heres How to Do It

You want to become a mental health influencer and create an account on Instagram, but do not know where to begin? Don’t worry, you are not alone! When I published my blog, and created an Instagram account for it, I was in the exact same boat. Advocates are utilizing Instagram to talk about mental health, because it is…

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The Woman Behind the Bag: Kate Spade’s Suicide and Understanding Mental Illness

The Woman Behind the Bag: Kate Spade’s Suicide and Understanding Mental Illness Article By: Greyon Fernandes I needed to know if there was a woman behind the bag. So, I googled Kate Spade. The next day she passed. One can assume mental illness played a part. Mental illness isn’t linear. It’s a vast web, of which…

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6 Truths About People with a Mental Illness

Mental health is a topic that many people in society think they know so much about when in reality they know too little. Ignorance is the most devastating illness that plagues our society. The only cure is knowledge, so let me save you a co-pay and share the truth about people with a mental illness. 

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6 Reasons Why World Bipolar Day Is Important

World Bipolar Day is important every year, but this year it is time to make a statement with all the recent events that have taken place. You can help spread awareness on  March 30th, by sharing posts and information on mediated platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or via your methods of communication. In 2019,…

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6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

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 supporting the cause. If you are looking for a way to become a…

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