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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12 Quotes for People Who Feel Extreme Empathy

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…

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7 Famous Writers Who Lived with Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love The ability to feel emotions so deeply was both a curse and gift to many of the greatest writers throughout history. They used writing to express themselves which is why their words still capture the minds and hearts of readers today. These…

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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 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…

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12 Questions Answered About Mental Health Blogging

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…

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9 Things Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Life

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.…

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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

Guest Feature Written 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 girlfriend who struggles with depression. My…

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Marilyn Monroe-What You Didn’t Know About Her Journey with Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love In 1961, a year before her death, Marilyn Monroe wrote a six-page letter letter to her psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson about her time at Payne-Whitney’s psychiatric ward. Just now when I looked out the hospital window where the snow had covered…

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