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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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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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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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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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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10 Things I Hate About The Stigma of Mental Illness

Remember the infamous Julia Stiles’s speech at the end of the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You? When she reveals to Heath Ledger the pain he’s caused her, “I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair…” While reading this post, think about stigma as if I am revealing my feelings…

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Then & Now: A Story About Friendship and Mental Illness

It was six years ago that I had my first major episode with bipolar disorder while in College.  I was  living with a group of girls who this story is about. In the last month before I withdrew from school, I kept my struggle hidden from others, especially myself.  Two days before I left, my…

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Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness

Removing The Mask and Revealing Your Mental Illness We are expected to withhold our truth to protect ourselves from judgement. Trust me I have been there. I used to wear a mask like the Queen of the masquerade ball, but it only kept me from acknowledging my mental illness. The mask you wear to fit…

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