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Mental illness should never be something to aspire to. Making it seem cute, romantic, or beautiful distorts what it actually is; scary, lonely, and ugly.
Depression is common, but it’s also common for people to freak out and not know how to support a friend. Below, I’ve listed a few ways in which you can help a friend with depression.
Writing and journaling is a cathartic, therapeutic experience. I started a journal when I was first diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. It helped me accept the illness, and work through the ups and downs of living with mental illness.
I’m a mental health writer and advocate and often find myself telling people to ‘reach out’ when they’re struggling. I stress how honesty and openness are important, that you can’t move forward without sharing your story with the people closest to you.
This book is for anyone that just wants to know more about Bipolar from someone who’s been through it and lived with the condition for nearly 20 years.
I’ve seen a shift recently in how people view advocacy and raising awareness around mental health and mental illness. To some it’s now ‘boring’ or no longer necessary or needed. I think they’re wrong.
As someone that experiences actual delusional thinking, it’s difficult to hear people using the word to describe someone they disagree with. By using this term all you’re doing is insinuating our symptoms are synonymous with badness.
Through the years I’ve had many mental health crises. I’ve been on the brink of ending it all, of no longer wanting to fight, of no longer wanting to exist.
Delusional thinking causes us to believe grandiose ideas about ourselves or may make us paranoid and secretive. Here’s a list of 6 things you can do to help.
Star Wars is undeniably one of the greatest Sci-Fi works the world has ever seen. Who could forget the lightsaber-wielding guardians protecting peace and justice across the universe?
Sometimes when someone is very ill, their behavior can be challenging. It’s difficult to understand and to deal with. Often when someone is manic/ hypomanic, they can be very disinhibited. Their behavior could be embarrassing for you.
I’m going to share with you 5 activities that you should consider trying to make your life at home—and post-quarantine—better than ever.
What do these photos say to you? You probably see a happy, smiling young person, enjoying life. The reality is I was ill in each of these photos.
For years I heard voices that were so real, so dynamic and full of energy, It felt like they were my friends. They’d urge me on and gave me an intense confidence boost.
Relationships can be difficult on their own even when the world around the couple presents no additional challenges. However, when one or both partners suffer from mental illness resulting from trauma, it can lead to more complex relationship bonds that may or may not be entirely healthy.
In this article, we’re going to reveal the truth about weight loss smoothies and what you can do to maximize the nutritional benefits of these beverages.
True fear is a signal to the presence of real danger. Unwarranted fear, we confuse for anxiety, stress, worry, or dread, is based upon our memory.
Post-traumatic stress disorder takes an enormous toll on the individual but often overlooked is the effect it has on loved ones caring for someone with PTSD.
I’ve always been a dreamer. To some, it was my best quality; others would tell me to get my head out of the clouds. I knew my love was out there.
A goal statement is the North Star that guides us on our path and helps us find our purpose. Let’s explore what makes a great goal statement and look at some examples.