To learn more about Gratitude Journals and how they can help with mental health wellness, you must first know what gratitude means. The definition of gratitude is, “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and return kindness.” Gratitude is focusing on the positive and good things in our lives, and being thankful for what we already have…
Self-love is something that not everyone has for themselves, but when you must struggle with your mental health condition(s), having love for yourself is very important in mental wellness… Continue Reading
Self-medication is when a person takes drugs or alcohol to make themselves feel better about a self-diagnosis or existing diagnoses and have not consulted with a physician before picking their drug of choice.
I have complied an updated list of mental health resource phone numbers and hotlines that anyone from the United States could use and keep handy; especially if you are in a crisis or feel like you might harm yourself or somebody else.
I have learned a lot in the 20-some-odd-years since I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder. No one really wants to be told that they will be on medications for the rest of their life, but that is just the way life happens sometimes.
Self-harm happens all over the globe. It does not matter your age, gender, race, or what mental health disorders you have. 17% of the population has self-harmed at some point in their life…
Schizophrenia and addiction are two serious and debilitating conditions that often occur together. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the global population and is characterized by a range of symptoms…
It’s always a good idea to take at least 30-60 minutes out of your day to do something for yourself that can help you relax and unwind from a stressful, busy, or long day…
Being outside in nature with natural sunlight has some pretty amazing health and wellness benefits that you may not be aware of…
I want to share some of the things that have helped me cope and deal with my bipolar symptoms. You have to try different things to see what works for you and what doesn’t work for you. Below is a list of things that I’ve done to survive my bipolar disorder.
If you are curious to know what the three affirmations are; continue reading.
Seeing a psych for the first time can be stressful, but going in prepared can help tremendously. Almost everyone is so nervous the days leading up to the appointment.
I just wanted to share a very easy and simple mindfulness technique that you can try almost anywhere you are. It only takes a brief few minutes to complete. This exercise can help ground you and bring you back to the here and now during times of high anxiety or stress.
There is still so much mental health stigma in this world, even after all these years. While we have made some incredible progress toward understanding mental illness, what causes it, and how we can treat it, there is still a lot more pertinent information that we have yet to uncover and learn about.
Educating people on mental health and mental health disorders can help tear down the walls of mental health stigma one brick at a time. People fear what they don’t know. So, helping people who have never struggled with their mental health or who have never had a loved one who struggled with their mental health learn the facts from the myths can help make the topic feel less scary for some people.
Don’t get caught up in believing in these 5 common mental health myths!
Let’s welcome Ryan Rosen back to the My Bipolar Mind blog as he shares some wonderful tips on how to sneak healthy habits into your post-recovery journey. Don’t forget to check out Ryan’s author bio at the end of this article to learn more about him and find the link to his site!
Many people in recovery struggle to balance mental and physical health, especially when first coming home from a rehabilitation center. Sometimes we think that too much damage has been done to make health and wellness a priority now. Others may feel like they don’t deserve health and happiness, while others—often, many others—come home to stigma and don’t have a supportive and healing community to rely on. (Continue Reading)
There is no doubt about it, there is not one single job out there that won’t cause you some form of stress or anxiety at one point or another. Work wouldn’t be called work if it was easy peasy and stress-free. For someone without mental health disorders, work can have its moments where you feel like you’re about to lose your mind and you just want everything to pause for a moment. For people who struggle with mental health disorders, it can become even more challenging because you’re already dealing with daily battles inside your mind that no one else knows about.
The Holiday Season usually starts around Halloween and doesn’t end until after New Year’s Day. While the holidays can absolutely be a wonderful time where you get to spend time with those that matter the most to you while creating new and happy, cherishable memories, it can also be incredibly stressful and anxiety producing as well.
Continue reading to learn some tips that can help you relax and destress during the holiday season!
Let’s welcome Rissa (who also happens to my head/lead Admin for the My Bipolar Mind Facebook Group) back to the My Bipolar Mind blog as she shares helpful information about Insomnia. She even included a FREE printable sleep log that was given to her by her own sleep doctor.
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For those of you who are like me and are living with bipolar disorder, you have probably been told about the importance of tracking your mood and bipolar symptoms regularly at least once or twice in your life. Tracking your mood and symptoms has quite a few benefits. (Get your free printable and continue reading)
Let’s welcome Rissa back to My Bipolar Mind! She would like to share some very beneficial and useful information about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. She’s gained this information via her doctors and own personal experience. Continue reading to learn more!
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