The Truth About Those of Us Who Love Too Much & Fall Too Hard

There are standard guidelines set in place for how we are supposed to love. There is a process for how we are supposed to reveal our emotions to someone. If you don’t abide by these guidelines, you are looked at as loving too much. I fall into this category 100% As someone living with bipolar…

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Tips for Starting and Creating Content for a Mental Health Blog

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 about starting a mental health blog, which I hope to answer in the following post.…

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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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Gone with the Wind, Lost in Her Mind: Vivien Leigh and Her Life with Bipolar

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 the role of Scarlett O’Hara in one of history’s most iconic films, Gone with the…

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Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated Like the Flu

Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated like the Flu Guest Post by: Greyon Fernandes While taking a shower, a place where I do some of my best thinking, a thought captivated me, ‘Am I still mentally ill?’. Do I still consider myself as mentally ill? I’m ill when I have the flu, but then I take my…

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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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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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18 Quotes for People with Mental Illness

As a woman living with bipolar disorder and writer, words have become my outlet to expressing my emotions and inner thoughts. Here are 18 quotes about mental illness that I hope will inspire you to love yourself as you are. For more quotes and mental health, content follow me on Instagram @hannahdblum.

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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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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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