New Year, New You?

New year new you, we have all been victims of this unspecific high expectation of ourselves. I see memes each year that make fun of the inability of Americans to truly stick to their goals and instead take the easy way out by phrasing their goal with the latest fad. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with […]

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Mental Health Christmas Gift Ideas

Need mental health Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! With the holidays coming up, and the stress that normally comes with it, I figured a little assistance would reduce the stress. The cool thing about mental health Christmas gift ideas is that no one thinks of them! Which means you are more likely to purchase a gift that other people […]

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Expressing Thanks This Holiday Season

Needing some ideas for expressing thanks this holiday season? Read more for some I have used before! “It is not happy people that are thankful, it is thankful people that are happy”- Author UNK If your family is anything like mine, we go around the table after Thanksgiving dinner and express what we were thankful for the past year. I […]

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20 Mental Health Writing Prompts

As a new mental health blogger I struggled with finding mental health writing prompts. I also noticed that there were limited mental health writing prompts for journaling– which made no sense. I have provided journaling prompts before to support your mental health and now I will like to provide writing prompts for blogging! On different occasions, holidays, celebrations etc there […]

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Why You Should Express Gratitude

I started a gratitude jar and I am going to tell you why you should express gratitude and have a jar too! It began as a therapeutic tool in group therapy; a way to check in. Now it has molded into something somuch more! It began by, sitting the jar at the front of the room, and as members entered […]

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Mental Health Medication: My Journey

Medication? To feel or not to feel? That is the question… I’m not into William Shakespeare’s work, or his play Hamlet but I always keep the quote “To Be or Not To Be” at my disposal. Plus, it rolls of my tongue. I’m more of a Grease movie or the Dirty Dancing type. But to give some context to the […]

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Why You Need A Peer Support Specialist

What is a Peer Support Specialist  Peer Support Specialists are individuals who have a substance use disorder or mental health disorder and are actively in recovery. The neat thing about peer support is that in conjunction with psychotherapy the response to treatment has been positive. Research shows that when individuals actively receive treatment from a mental health or addiction counselor […]

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6 Tips For Coping With Grief During The Holidays

Grief is defined as a “deep sorrow”. When you lose someone of significance in your life, everyone says they’re sorry, brings food and then after a few weeks go back to their routine. That’s okay, that’s their normal. However, you have to adjust to a new normal, and it doesn’t get easier around the holidays.  If this was someone within […]

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How To Deal With Stress And Anxiety

Affiliate Disclaimer: This site contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you purchase through any of the links (at no additional cost to you). Despite all the conveniences available to us in today’s world, how to deal with stress and anxiety is still part of the overall scheme of our lives. Stress and anxiety management provides […]

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