Easy to Make and Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Mental Health

The holidays and approaching new year can be both an exciting and stressful time trying to find unique gifts for those closest to you. This holiday season I decided to get creative with gifts to inspire those closest to me as they head into 2019. You do not have to be an artist to do…

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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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7 Famous Writers Who Lived with Mental Illness

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 are 7 famous writers who lived with mental illness.

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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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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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A Creative Alternative to Self-Harm That Works

Self-harm is not something I talk about often, however, it is part of my past and my journey living with bipolar disorder. I can tell you that it was not a cry for help. No one noticed, and the majority of those who are closest to me will find out through this post that it…

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