60 Mental Health Quotes #13

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55 Mental Health Quotes #12

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Realities of Depression

VIDEO I have not been blogging very much lately because frankly I just can't seem to get too many people to read my blogs eventhough I post them on all social media sites.The algorithms are awful. I do thank those of you who do follow my blogs. I appreciate it! I would greatly appreciate it … Continue reading Realities of Depression

Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

TikTok Video YouTube Video Infographic PSYCHOTHERAPY Cognitive-Behavioral Information Psychodynamic Information Humanistic Integrative/Holistic IPSRT (Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy) Information MEDICATIONS Antipsychotics Antipsychotics A–Z Information Mood Stabilizers Information Benzodiazepines Anti-Depressants Anti-Convulsants (Others not listed) LIFESTYLE CHANGES Exercise Healthy Diet Avoid Unhealthy Relationships No smoking or drugs Sleep Regularly Minimize Stress SUPPORT Family Friends Peers Support Groups … Continue reading Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: Physical Training and Mental Health by Mind Muscle Pro

Wellness is not limited to physical training but that’s where my journey began. For most of my life I’ve grappled with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. My journey included multiple suicide attempts, repeated hospitalizations, and many failed attempts to treat my illness with various medications. I consistently self-medicated with drugs and alcohol and secretly lived … Continue reading Guest Post: Physical Training and Mental Health by Mind Muscle Pro

75 Mental Health Quotes #11

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Guest Post: PTSD vs C-PTSD by APN Lodge

After a few years of unprecedented stress, many of us are struggling to cope. Whether you've had a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis in the past and it's being exacerbated by the pandemic, or you're just starting to take a closer look at your mental health symptoms, we can all benefit from more support and greater … Continue reading Guest Post: PTSD vs C-PTSD by APN Lodge

Guest Post: Helping and Compassion Fatigue by Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt (USMC Veteran)

When handling trauma, therapists, counselors, health professionals, caregivers, and others that are helping, seek to understand the person, get a pulse on the crisis, engage in triaging the most devastating issues, and offer interventions that help to restore, or create in some cases, stability.  None of these previously stated tasks are easy.  In fact, the … Continue reading Guest Post: Helping and Compassion Fatigue by Thomas R. Metzinger, LCSW, CCHt (USMC Veteran)

Guest Post: Interview with Carolyn Skowron, Author of Unbreakable: Breaking the Silence, Finding my Voice, Sharing my Story 

How did you get through the most depressing times?I think having support and love from friends and family is so important in going through hard times. My best friend in the entire world is the reason I am here today. Everyone needs support and someone to talk to regardless of it being friends, family, significant … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Carolyn Skowron, Author of Unbreakable: Breaking the Silence, Finding my Voice, Sharing my Story 

Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

1. What is one of the hardest aspects of having Bipolar?The alienation and rejection that is often felt from society leaves me feeling shameful for having a mental disorder. The ignorance and lack of empathy from society can compound my progress due to the negative responses I may feel towards their lack of understanding. 2. … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with the Author of Bedlam and Tea Tony Abbs

Guest Post: Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons Change by Shannon Mick

Never lose hope because things can change. Circumstances and situations change, sometimes in the blink of an eye and sometimes over a few years. I like spending time outdoors, so I think of change as weather patterns and seasons. Using this as a metaphor, we dress appropriately for the daily weather and for each season, … Continue reading Guest Post: Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons Change by Shannon Mick

Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Bandit's Story My mom wrote these: (Click on title to be brought to the article.) Part 1 How having a mentally ill child affects the family. Part 2: Trying to Figure out What was Wrong with my Daughter Part 3: My Daughter’s Diagnosis and my Reaction HOW I DEAL WITH HER MANIC EPISODES Part 5: The next Manic … Continue reading Blogs Written by The Parents of Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Guest Post: A Letter To Police Officers Regarding the Mentally Ill by Nancy Boucher

I have learned these lessons on the front lines as a Mom, and the road ahead in helping those in crisis with serious mental illness A person who has a serious mental illness and is in crisis may be experiencing paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and be feeling threatened and fearful. Their brain is not functioning normally. … Continue reading Guest Post: A Letter To Police Officers Regarding the Mentally Ill by Nancy Boucher

Guest Post: 7 Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder: Busted by Nidhi Thakur

Today every one in five people is diagnosed with a mental illness, including bipolar disorder. For those who still don't know, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that's thought to be caused by an imbalance in the way brain cells communicate with each other.  This imbalance causes extreme mood swings that go way beyond … Continue reading Guest Post: 7 Common Myths About Bipolar Disorder: Busted by Nidhi Thakur

Guest Post: To My Bipolar Disorder by @bipolarthriveguide

I can write to you because you are not me You have undoubtedly made your presence known in my life, but you do not define me Through the years as I have journeyed with you, I (and my loved ones) have travailed through many struggles and slippery slopes, many tides, textures and tones pervade I … Continue reading Guest Post: To My Bipolar Disorder by @bipolarthriveguide

Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

What inspired you to write the book, Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, that got published in October of 2018?  I’m in my 14th year as a mobile emergency psychiatric social worker. Although most mobile psychiatric emergency cases have involved mentally high functioning patients, I’ve been most invigorated from helping … Continue reading Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

Guest Post: What My Hallucinations From Schizoaffective Disorder Feel Like by Katie Sanford

Side Note: Information about Schizoaffective Disorder After 13 years of living with schizoaffective disorder, hallucinations are a somewhat normal part of my life. They are neither constant nor always terrifying, but they do occur even with my treatment regimen. Everyone’s experiences are different, but here’s a look into what my visual, auditory, and tactile hallucinations … Continue reading Guest Post: What My Hallucinations From Schizoaffective Disorder Feel Like by Katie Sanford

Guest Post: How the Stigma of Mental Illness affects a Person’s Life by John Adams

Mental illness is not something we acquire by choice, yet it becomes a stigma upon our existence. People from all walks of life encounter psychological issues due to varying reasons; there is no particular age or circumstance. Some people are able to overcome mental disorders without professional help, while others cannot. Whatever the case, a … Continue reading Guest Post: How the Stigma of Mental Illness affects a Person’s Life by John Adams

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