Battling The Stigma, First Step In Getting Help For Those With Mental Illness

This is the story of Evan, who spent his first stint in a psychiatric hospital at thirteen. I can only imagine what a harrowing experience that must have been. But the stigma kept him quiet for decades, and finally speaking about it and helping break down the walls helped him push forward. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Holidays and Depression: Suggestions On Managing

The Holidays, especially Christmas, can bring a lot of factors that could potentially increase the depression risk. Those prone to depressive episodes can be faced with situations that will put them under tremendous stress and they could find themselves working through a lot of emotions, all by themselves. Here is a helpful article that will help us make it out the other side: Click Here to Read

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We Need Courage

Those of us with mental illness go through periods of time where we have very little strength. It is almost impossible to do the menial every day things just to stay afloat, like showering or brushing our teeth. Sometimes just breathing is hard enough. This is the reason that we need a lot of courage; we need to just survive those days of little strength and make it to the other side alive. If we can do that consistently, the battle is ours.

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TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression without Medication

TMS therapy is a brain stimulation method that uses focused magnetic pulses to help depressed brainwaves react as they should. While treating depression with TMS, the goal is the stimulation of the nerve cells in the area of the brain the is believed to control mood. It could be an effective treatment for depression without the need for drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say our diet affects our mental health in different ways as we get older, so millennials and baby boomers should actually eat different diets to support their mood. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression

  The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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The Reality Of Depression

  Depression  can be a hole that can swallow you hole. Don’t try to overdo things on your bad days, those days you are just surviving, and that’s ok. My novel The Flawed Ones goes deep into the real darkness of depression, which I have sufferend from since childhood. Check it out here. 

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This Artist Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses We Just Can’t Seem To Understand

To make people aware of various metal disorders and help them understand how it feels, designer Eisen Bernard Bernardo has created beautiful artworks using paper clips.  Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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Australia: Why Youth Mental Help is In Need Of Urgent Help

A new survey of 24,055 young Australians, released today by Mission Australia, shows mental health has been identified as the most important issue in the nation. It is the first time mental health has topped the list. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Psych Central: 10 Therapist Approved Apps for Mental Wellness

Over the past few years, smartphones have become ubiquitous in our society. As a therapist, one of the ways that I’ve seen and helped clients utilize their phones is to use the myriad of apps available. There are many mental health apps out there. I’ve sorted through them and come up with a list of my top 10, in no particular order. Click Here To Read Entire Psych Central Article

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