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Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Mental Health

Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Mental Health

Accomplishing goals when you have a mental illness can be difficult, but learning how to accomplish goals is key to mental illness recovery. Try these tips.Goal setting can be very hard to anyone, especially to those who struggle with depression. However, having realistic goals can be very beneficial for your mental health. Read on to learn about how to make and keep goals.

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Introduction to Michelle Sedas, Author of ‘Coping with Depression’

Introduction to Michelle Sedas, Author of ‘Coping with Depression’

Michelle Sedas, author of "Coping with Depression," talks about her history with mental illness. Learn about Michelle Sedas and how she handles depression.My name is Michelle Sedas, and I am the Author of Coping with Depression. I’m delighted to get to blog for HealthyPlace. As the saying goes, “Write what you know,” and with my history of depression, I can’t think of a blog more suited for me to write.

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Introduction to Emily Sullivan, Author of ‘Verbal Abuse in Relationships’

Introduction to Emily Sullivan, Author of ‘Verbal Abuse in Relationships’

Emily Sullivan, author of "Verbal Abuse in Relationships" talks about her experiences with verbal abusers, narcissists and others. Learn more about Emily here.My name is Emily J. Sullivan and I’m thrilled to join the HealthyPlace blogging team as the newest author of the Verbal Abuse in Relationships blog. My earliest friendships and my first dating experiences were rampant with dysfunction. Con men, mean girls, gaslighters, and narcissists have always found their way into my heart. I’m not sure if it’s because I could always see the good in people or if I was an easy target. Whatever the reason, I spent years of my life in relationships and friendships with people who have been able to emotionally overpower me with verbal abuse. Verbal abuse can mentally cripple a person, diminish their self-worth, and alienate them from the loving relationships in their lives.

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Defining Myself Outside of My Mental Illnesses

Defining Myself Outside of My Mental Illnesses

Defining myself outside of my mental illnesses is a full-time job. It's important to have an identity outside of schizophrenia and anxiety. Here's how I do it.

Defining myself outside of mental illness is something I must do. Dealing with my schizoaffective disorder and generalized anxiety disorder can be a full-time job, but I am more than my mental illness symptoms. It’s difficult to define myself outside of mental illness sometimes. Anxiety makes bathing difficult, cooking impossible (luckily, my husband Tom cooks for us), and I’m even afraid to go out in the rain. Through all of this, I try to weave other things into my life that define who I am beyond mental illness.

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10 Tips for the First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

10 Tips for the First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

The first 90 days of addiction recovery are the ripest for relapse. These tips will help you find success in the first 90 days in addiction recovery.

The first 90 days of addiction recovery are often the most critical. It is during these first few months that most relapses occur. You are very new to recovery, and even though you may have learned a lot about coping skills and relapse prevention if you went to treatment, you have not yet had the opportunity to put it into practice in your life away from rehab. Becoming comfortable at home without your drug of choice is something that takes time and patience, so it’s important to have a relapse prevention plan of action during these first 90 days of addiction recovery.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Anxiety Treatment

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Anxiety Treatment

The anxiety treatment mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a program designed to lower stress and anxiety. Learn about MBSR as an anxiety treatment.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction, or MBSR, for anxiety is much more than just a long, official-sounding, somewhat intimidating name. MBSR is an accessible process that helps people of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds turn stress and struggles like anxiety into positive change for their lives. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR is a program that uses mindfulness to enhance wellbeing. In doing that, MBSR reduces stress and anxiety when they interfere in your life. Whether or not you participate in a formal program, you can use MBSR to rein in your anxiety and stress.

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How Trauma and Eating Disorders Go Hand-in-Hand

How Trauma and Eating Disorders Go Hand-in-Hand

Sexual trauma often triggers eating disorder behavior. Understanding this complex dynamic between trauma and the eating disorder helps end self-bodyshaming.

Are the effects of trauma tempting you to withdraw into your eating disorder? Are you all too familiar with that bone-deep torment, roused by memories you didn’t choose to recall but might never forget? Can you feel the aftershocks surging through your body, invading the corners of your mind? Do you numb out from the world, from the pain, from yourself? Have your methods of coping turned into behaviors that you can no longer control? Did you know this struggle involving trauma and an eating disorder is not yours to fight alone?

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How to Cope If Hashtag #Metoo Triggered Trauma Memories

How to Cope If Hashtag #Metoo Triggered Trauma Memories

Hashtag #metoo triggered trauma memories for some. You're not alone: Even positive events meant to empower can trigger trauma memories. Here's how to cope.

Even positive events can trigger trauma memories sometimes. This week, the hashtag #metoo flooded social media accounts to demonstrate the widespread problem of sexual assault and harassment. We witnessed a multitude of voices share deep-seated shame and anxiety associated with trauma. Whether through a simple #metoo or a painful story, we unloaded our burdens. While freeing for many, the hashtag could have triggered trauma memories for some.

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Finally Asking for Help with My Anxiety Feels Good

Finally Asking for Help with My Anxiety Feels Good

I am finally asking for help with my anxiety, and I feel better already. My husband and doctors took my asking for help with anxiety as a strength, and it is.

I have been struggling for a while, but asking for help with my anxiety hasn’t really been important to me. But when I look back at my life and the things that I’ve done, I notice my anxiety symptoms become progressively worse year after year. My husband has been encouraging me to ask for help for the anxiety, and I finally brought it up to my therapist and psychiatrist.

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Coping with Depression’s Ups and Downs

Coping with Depression’s Ups and Downs

Depression's ups and downs create an emotional rollercoaster that makes it hard to take care of yourself. Here at tips to cope with depression's ups and downs.

I’ve never been one that enjoys roller coasters, whether it’s a theme park ride or depression’s ups and downs. I do not consider it fun to be shot high into the sky and then hurled quickly back toward the ground. I can avoid almost anything that remotely resembles a roller coaster, except I am unable to escape depression, along with all of its ups and downs. The Depression Roller Coaster firmly locks me in place.

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