Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC, DAIS
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to highlighting mental health and mental health difficulties so that people understand how common it is to experience challenges and to provide a very realistic sense of hope. In the spirit of mental health awareness month, here are some truths about anxiety.
TJ DeSalvo
Anxiety and being tired is common, and I’ve noticed that anxiety can mess with your sleep patterns in weird ways. Sometimes, it’s impossible to get to sleep when you’re anxious. But on the other hand, sometimes if you’re anxious you just can’t stay awake – this also makes sense, because anxiety can make even the mundane seem overwhelming, and sleeping is a way to filter all that out. Recently I’ve been going through a bout of always feeling tired.
Annabelle Clawson
Whether it's a relationship that ended or a job that fell through, dealing with rejection is a huge part of life. More important than rejection, though, is how you handle it.
Megan Griffith
I learned the hard way that mental health recovery burnout is a real thing. It turns out, recovery isn't something you can work tirelessly toward and eventually achieve, like an award. Instead, it's more like something you slowly chip away at until one day you realize the work is a lot easier than it used to be. But recovery is never really over or complete, at least not in my case, which means working frantically to recover will only lead to one thing: burnout.
Natasha Tracy
I checked my Twitter feed this morning and learned of a new unique bipolar depression medication. I'm going to be honest; it made me smile and set me up for a great day. This is not necessarily because I want to run out and take it, but more because I'm glad people with bipolar disorder suffering from depression finally have a new option that is different than the ones we have been working with for years. A unique bipolar depression medication almost feels like a safety blanket to me.
Martyna Halas
Narcissism and self-harm may not seem like an obvious pair. After all, most narcissists think extremely highly of themselves, so engaging in self-injurious behaviors might seem like a counter-intuitive action. However, there is a form of narcissism where self-harm is more prominent, and some might even use it to manipulate their victim.
Martha Lueck
During childhood, crying is an expected reaction to pain. Children do not know many other ways to express negative emotions. But as adults, most of us understand emotions and know how to handle them in public situations. Many adults are embarrassed to cry because they do not want to appear weak. However, crying does not deserve the bad reputation it has received. Crying can actually benefit us in many ways. To learn about three benefits of crying, continue reading this post.
Alixzandria Paige
Having a mental illness can affect the meaning an individual experiences in life. I have had multiple family members with mental illness say they don't feel as though they can have an equally meaningful life as their neurotypical counterparts. That's just not true. Here is an article about how to find the meaning of life, written from the perspective of people that suffer from mental illness.
Laura A. Barton
Like many aspects of mental health, therapy is steeped in stigma. People talk about it in hushed tones and behind closed doors, but really, we need to have open conversations about therapy. In this blog post, I'm going to share my thoughts on why.

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Natasha Tracy
Hi Michelle,

Yes, that was on purpose. I didn't want it to seem like a drug ad.

The name of it is referenced under sources.

- Natasha Tracy
My psychiatrist diagnoses me with bipolar because I accidentally told her I had 1 episode of mania "not knowing what mania is". I told her the medication Im on isnt helping me and I may have been misdiagnosed. She wont listen and told me to get another opinion whixh I cant get unless she transfers my fike which she hasnt done in months. I feel hirrible.
Michelle lawson
I don’t believe you said the name of the medication...
Lizanne Corbit
This is wonderful! We all need to see more things like this and realize that, yes, crying truly is so beneficial. I love your three benefits. Spot on.
Lizanne Corbit
Slow, sustainable steps are absolutely crucial and this really goes for so many things. Success in general, not just avoiding burnout. All too often we get ourselves all pumped up, we are eager and ready to go, and then, we burn out. We run ourselves overboard or we just blast past the warning signs and miss the markers to pause and rest. Great share.