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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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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Best Mental Health Instagram Accounts to Follow

Written by Hannah Blum 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…

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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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Easy to Make and Inexpensive Mental Health Holiday Gifts

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 the New Year. You do not have to be an artist…

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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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