Life With Mental Illness: 5 Signs Your Partner Is Gaslighting You

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love The first thing I tell people who ask me about revealing their diagnosis of mental illness to their partner is, keep a journal and note every change you see in their behavior, their reactions, and the general vibe in the…

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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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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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5 Signs That Social Media Is Affecting Your Mental Health & What To Do About It

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love 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…

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Want to Start a Mental Health Instagram Account? Heres How to Do It

Written by Hannah Blum, author of The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love, You want to start a mental health Instagram account but do not know where to start? Don’t worry, you are not alone!  When I published my blog and created an Instagram account (@hannahdblum), I was in the exact same boat. Instagram is…

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How Does Financial Stress Affect Your Mental Health?

How Does Financial Stress Affect Your Mental Health? Article By: Chrissy Phelps Nationwide, around 33% of Americans are in debt, though percentages vary significantly from state to state. In Louisiana, for instance, around 46% of adults have debts in collection, compared to only 17% of those living in Minnesota. Debt is considered the number one…

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Staying Positive About Schizophrenia

Staying Positive About Schizophrenia Article By: Chrissy Phelps Schizophrenia is a serious illness which affects the way you think, your feelings and behaviour.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that it affects 1% of Americans. With symptoms like delusions, hallucinations and muddled thoughts, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is, without question, frightening. However, as these inspiring TED Talks demonstrate,…

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In Hospital For The Long Haul? How to Look After Your Mental Health

In Hospital For The Long Haul? How to Look After Your Mental Health Article By: Chrissy Phelps According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information as many as five million hospital trips result in admission to long-term care locations. So, whether you’ve recently experienced a major accident or you have a chronic, debilitating illness, there are many…

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5 Reasons Why People Are Afraid to Take Meds for the Head

Treatment plans for mental health care differ from situation to situation. In some cases, it calls for therapy and in other cases medication is needed. When depression or severe emotional behavior begins to affect your daily life, work, and relationships, it is time to seek help. We all want to end up at the same…

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