Guest Post: 5 Ways to Combat Depression by Ken

Feeling depressed can be debilitating. It can make you feel as if you are in a void. Covered by a cloud of darkness and surrounded by a wave of emptiness. What makes it all the more abhorrent is that you cannot always differentiate that thought process from real life. When I experience a depressed mood, … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Ways to Combat Depression by Ken

Attention Mental Health Advocates: Let’s Color the World Green for World Mental Health Day on October 10th

Note Green is the Color for Mental Health World Mental Health Day is quickly approaching. This year, more than ever due to COVID, we need to make sure Mental Health is on everyone's minds. World Mental Health Day 2021- Theme - Mental Health in an Unequal World VIDEO Now is the time to get started! … Continue reading Attention Mental Health Advocates: Let’s Color the World Green for World Mental Health Day on October 10th

Guest Post: Interview with Author of “Mind Over! What’s the matter?” (His Story with Bipolar Disorder) by David Hamilton

David's book, an open and honest account about his struggles with bipolar disorder and his positive outlook, can be found for free on his website Let's Get GR8 Again. He is also on Twitter. Q: How did your journey start? A: My journey started away back on the 4th of February 2002. A period of … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Author of “Mind Over! What’s the matter?” (His Story with Bipolar Disorder) by David Hamilton

Ways to Know Your Mental Health Should Be a Concern and What to Do

This blog addresses more general mental health issues although it does include those for many mental illnesses too. Especially, after COVID, it is important to be looking out for the signs that yours or a family member's mental health is declining. There are things you can do to help (below) or seeing a therapist or … Continue reading Ways to Know Your Mental Health Should Be a Concern and What to Do

Guest Post: 6 Tips On How To Manage Bipolar Disorder In Your Life by Stan Popovich

It can be very challenging in dealing with bipolar disorder. Being bipolar can cause changes in your mood, energy levels, concentration, and your day-to-day activities. As a result, here are six tips on how to effectively deal with bipolar disorder in your life. 1. Learn about your situation: It is important to learn as much as … Continue reading Guest Post: 6 Tips On How To Manage Bipolar Disorder In Your Life by Stan Popovich

Guest Post: 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem by Liz

Six practices I’ve adopted that have helped boost my self-esteem. 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem: 1) Accept compliments. What do you do when you receive a compliment?  I hope you are able to accept and value those words, while also expressing genuine gratitude… I know, large order.  Unfortunately though, this is hard for a … Continue reading Guest Post: 6 Quick Tips for Building/Restoring Self-Esteem by Liz

Ideas of what to say to Someone who is Struggling with just About Anything (Divided by Kinds of Struggles)

There are a lot of reasons why someone might be struggling and oftentimes it is hard to come up with things to say. Most of the time people will say "let me know if there is anything I can do to help" or "you are in my thoughts and prayers". Both of those things are … Continue reading Ideas of what to say to Someone who is Struggling with just About Anything (Divided by Kinds of Struggles)

Kinds of Stigma

When you think of the word stigma it conjures up a negative thought. The stigma of mental illness has gotten better over the years, but it is still very prevalent in today’s society. I’m sure if you have a mental illness or know someone who does, you have experienced stigma and have felt it and/or noticed … Continue reading Kinds of Stigma

Make Things Happen: Change Yourself and the World

As we start a new year, we have the opportunity to make this world a healthier, less divided, friendlier place to live not only in 2021, but for generations to come! It all starts with you, the person reading this. You can start by making the world healthier by exercising, eating healthier, going to your … Continue reading Make Things Happen: Change Yourself and the World

Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder: Coming Through the Fog of the Himalayans by Simon C

The highs and the lows.I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in October 2018 aged 37, following a manic high unlike any other I'd experienced before. My depression occurred much earlier in my life aged 21 while I was studying at University. If you'll indulge me, I'll tell you about both experiences, taking them in chronological … Continue reading Guest Post: Bipolar Disorder: Coming Through the Fog of the Himalayans by Simon C

My Two Sides of Depression

One side is when you are around people and pretend like nothing is wrong. You act like you have everything together. You smile, but deep down you are hurting. This is depression, but people have no idea that you are struggling because you don't let them in. This is dangerous and can lead to suicide. … Continue reading My Two Sides of Depression

Depressed? Do Something Small and Make a Difference

Actor Will Smith said, “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” Therefore, if you sit at home all day oftentimes unable to get out of bed, you are able to still say nice things to others on the phone, … Continue reading Depressed? Do Something Small and Make a Difference

What Depression Feels Like

Depression is spending the day in bed. Depression is not answering calls and texts from family and friends. Depression is spending the day watching television. Depression is not going outside. It is feeling lonely when you are not alone. Depression is when you don't want to leave the house. Depression is an illness. Globally, more … Continue reading What Depression Feels Like

How to Deal With The Holidays When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Decorating, Cooking, Shopping, Going to parties, and getting prepared to see family might trigger a mood swing. Be aware of this and try not to get overwhelmed. Take breaks and don’t feel like you have to do everything. People with bipolar disorder can have a problem with excessive spending. Be aware of this and keep … Continue reading How to Deal With The Holidays When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Memorial Day: Remembering ALL Soldiers who Have Lost Their Lives!

  Today is not just a day to celebrate the first day of summer with our friends and family. It is a day to remember the men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Many often think that in order to be one who is remembered today that you must have … Continue reading Memorial Day: Remembering ALL Soldiers who Have Lost Their Lives!

Guest Post: Apps for Mental Health by Patrick

    The coronavirus crisis is testing a lot of people’s mental health. The following is a list of mental health apps that are free to download and use! Here is a sampling of apps to help boost mental health. A couple address addiction specifically, but most focus on anxiety, depression, and stress.   There … Continue reading Guest Post: Apps for Mental Health by Patrick

Being Quarantined as Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

For most, being quarantined, it is an awful thing and people can't wait to get back to their "normal" lives. For me, life is not that much different. Because of my depression, I stay at home and only leave the house once a week to get groceries.  I self-isolate and only have a few friends … Continue reading Being Quarantined as Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Advice during this time of COVID-19

During the pandemic there are  many people who are feeling depressed, anxious, fearful, angry, traumatized, etc.  They are already seeing an uptick in cases of these and it is predicted it is only going to get worse. There are some things you can do to make these things better and the number one thing is … Continue reading Mental Health Advice during this time of COVID-19