The Wellness Movement’s Shaming of People With Mental Illness

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love It’s the topic we are afraid to talk about, but when it comes to the mental health conversation, it’s the number one thing we should be recognizing. We left one group of people out of the discussion, people with mental illness. The…

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11 Ways To Cope With Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love As someone living with bipolar disorder, I know the emotional extremes that have come with the Coronavirus Pandemic. In this blog post I share 11 ways of coping with COVID-19 and things you can do to improve your mental health…

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5 Ted Talks That Will Change the Way You View Mental Illness and Suicide

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love When you live with a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, or schizophrenia, one of the biggest challenges is living in a society that struggles to comprehend your condition. This is why public speaking platforms such as TED are…

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How Acquiring New Skills Can Enrich Your Mental Health

Guest Feature Written by Jennlie Borromew For some people, learning something new can be scary. After all, it’s a long road to mastery, and there’s a chance that you might run into some hurdles along the way. However, fear of failure shouldn’t be a reason not to try. Once you’ve managed to cope with your…

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Are Psychic Readings a Legitimate Form of Therapy?

Guest Feature Written by Chrissy Phelps Are Psychic Readings a Legitimate Form of Therapy? Religious and spiritual people have consistently been found to be less depressed and anxious than those without such beliefs. For many people dealing with mental illness, a connection to the transcendent can be comforting and provide meaning in a world of suffering. Whether…

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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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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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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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Wisdo: An App for People Living with Mental Illness to Connect with One Another

Written by Hannah Blum 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…

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