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.
The My Bipolar Mind Group on Facebook is a place where you can talk about anything mental health related. You don’t even have to be bipolar to join. You could have any mental health disorder and still be accepted into this mental health support group.
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…
If you are curious to know what the three affirmations are; continue reading.
I would like to take a moment to welcome Jessenia Collado (@jesscollado3) to the My Bipolar Mind blog family! Jess is our newest writer on this site.
I know I have been posting blog post after blog post over the last several hours (thanks to mania and insomnia), but I thought I would try something a little different for me and write about 10 things I am grateful for this morning.
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 am no stranger to inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations or even to partial hospitalization programs for mental health treatment and care. Before my first ever stay in a Behavioral Health Unit, I lived in fear of being told I needed inpatient mental health care because it was something I had never experienced before and feared deeply.
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.
No one wants to live with a mental illness but if you find yourself on the opposite end of a psychiatrist’s desk and they are telling you that they believe you suffer from a mental health condition it can feel like your world has suddenly stopped. Or you could feel numb, maybe a bit uncertain about what this means for you.
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Let’s Welcome back Ryan Rosen as he shares tips on getting jobs that you can start immediately while still recovering from yesterday’s challenges.
The past year was really tough for all of us, and some people experienced bigger challenges than others. Lost income, health issues and social strife are just a few of the issues that you might have faced head-on. Regardless of where you’re coming from, moving forward can be tricky. Thankfully, if you need a sideline to help you get back on your feet, there are lots of options available.
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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)
I finally feel like I am on the right medication combination for my mental health disorders. It took 20 years of trial and error and getting prescribed more medications than I can even remember to get where I am today. I honestly felt like I’d never get to the point where I am okay on all my meds without any major side effects.
Helplines are there for people during their times of need. If you are ever struggling with things such as your mental health or addiction, please reach out to others for help and support. You do not have to try to be “brave” or “tough.” It’s okay to not be okay. That does not make you weak.
Save or print this helpline reference sheet in case of emergencies!