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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Top 10 Mental Health Goals for the New Year

We are entering 2019 and it’s good to start thinking about some of the goals we want to accomplish this coming year. Here are the top 10 mental health goals for the new year. Follow Mental Health Advocates on Media Platforms. There are many mental health advocates and bloggers who are heavily present on social…

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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 Subtle Signs the Person You Are Dating Is Affecting Your Mental Health

There are subtle signs that we are dating or in a relationship with someone who is affecting our mental health. It doesn’t necessarily mean the person we are dating is a horrible human being, but regardless the relationship still takes a toll on our mental health. These are 12 subtle signs that the person you…

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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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12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging

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 mental health blogging.

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9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

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. These are 9 things mental illness has taught me about life.

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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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6 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling with Depression

6 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling with Depression By: Paul James Mental illness is a hard conversation to have with those around us, even when it’s with our significant other. People tend to hold tightly onto the most fragile aspects of their lives. I have learned this from being in a relationship with my…

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Wisdo: An App for People Living with Mental Illness to Connect with One Another

Stigma prevents those of us living with a mental illness from connecting with others who can relate to the challenges we face on a daily basis. Peer to peer communication is desperately needed in the mental health community. We have so many resources online to gather information, but we lack the resources to communicate with one…

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