The Horrifying Portrayal of People with a Mental Illness on Halloween

What would you do if you saw someone dressed up with an insulin pump, candy and fake needles glued to their outfit, wearing pale makeup, and purple lipstick? You would probably stop and say, “WTF is wrong with that person?” You would probably look in disgust at someone mimicking a person with a serious disease…

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10 Things That Could Affect Your Mental Health in the Long Run

10 Things That Could Affect Your Mental Health in the Long Run Guest Post by: Patrick Bailey  There are many factors that influence our mental health, either positively or negatively. Some of these factors might even be beyond our control. We can’t control our genetic tendencies towards mental illness, for example. However, our “mental health…

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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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Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It

Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It Guest Post by: Dr. Heidi Green Finding Your T-Spot: Trauma Isn’t Sexy, but We Need to Talk About It There are a lot of hot topics in the mental health arena right now. People love to talk about self-empowerment, ending toxic relationships,…

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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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An Interview with Advocate and Author Of, “Mental Illness Is An A**hole.”

Within minutes of meeting advocate and author Gabe Howard, I was wearing a huge smile. The way he approaches his life with bipolar disorder and mental health is unique to who he is as a person. Unfiltered, humorous and genuine. Recently Howard published his book, “Mental Illness is an Asshole” and I had the privilege of…

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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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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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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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