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Overcome Stigma of Mental Illness with Support

Overcome Stigma of Mental Illness with Support

It’s hard to overcome stigma and judgement but you can overcome the stigma of mental illness with peer and family support. Just about everyone who suffers from a mental illness has experienced some form of mental health stigma. Stigma can take many forms, but for the sake of this blog post, I want to focus on the type of stigma that causes others to judge people with a mental illness and lower the status of mentally ill people in social situations.

When others judge you, it affects whether they will choose to befriend you, whether they will give you the respect you are due as a human being, and it affects many different social advantages that people without mental illnesses take for granted. But you can overcome the stigma of judgement of mental illness with support.

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Ways to Deal With Hyperarousal Symptoms of PTSD

Ways to Deal With Hyperarousal Symptoms of PTSD

The hyperarousal symptoms of PTSD can be frustrating to deal with. Read more to find ways to deal with hyperarousal symptoms in PTSD recovery. Take a look..

For me, dealing with the hyperarousal symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an ongoing thing. I think it’s the one group of PTSD symptoms that currently affects me the most, even with all of the therapy I have had and the medication I take. In my last post, I wrote about how the brain functions during trauma and how, for those of us with PTSD, it can get stuck in the reactive state . In this post I want to talk about what it feels like to be in the hyperarousal symptoms of PTSD and how to deal with it.

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Bipolar Disorder Causing a Loss of Control

Bipolar Disorder Causing a Loss of Control

I have lost so much control because of bipolar disorder. This is really awful because I’m actually a control freak in some ways. And, possibly, losing control because of bipolar disorder has actually making me more so as I work tremendously hard, and rather pointlessly, to regain the control that I have lost. This type of control has its plusses and minuses but there’s no doubt that I have less control now than I had before the bipolar disorder came a-knocking.

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Staying Hydrated Is Important to Mental Health

Staying Hydrated Is Important to Mental Health

Staying hydrated is important to mental health. After a bout with dehydration, I wondered how staying hydrated could affect mental health. After researching the subject, I found that staying hydrated is important to mental health.

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Schizoaffective, Schizophrenic Voices Can Say Good Things

Schizoaffective, Schizophrenic Voices Can Say Good Things

Schizoaffective, schizophrenic voices are a nuisance, to say the least, but schizoaffective, schizophrenic voices can say good things. I usually try not to listen to them, but sometimes my schizoaffective voices are so loud even music can’t drown them out. And sometimes, as other people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder may know, the voices say good, or even helpful, things. What’s up with that?

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Full of Anxiety? Empty Your Cup of Tea

Full of Anxiety? Empty Your Cup of Tea

Feeling full of anxiety is a common experience. Anxiety has a way of infiltrating both brain and body. When we’re consumed by anxiety, it becomes difficult to think about anything else, and the emotions and sensations that we pay attention to the most are those that relate to anxiety. Also, anxiety impacts what we do or don’t do. Basically, anxiety has a way of taking us over. We become full of anxiety. We can do something about this. If you’re tired of being full of anxiety, empty your cup of tea.

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Can Love Save You From an Eating Disorder?

Can Love Save You From an Eating Disorder?

The question, “Can love can save you from an eating disorder?” hits at the core of a deeper question. Anyone who loves someone with a behavioral or substance addiction will face wanting to leave the person, or wanting to take his or her love away because he or she has been hurt too many times. As the partner, you may wonder if your love and presence even matters. As the addict (the person with the eating disorder), another’s love may pour a sea of guilt into you, which can drive you back into reaching for your addiction. But love is a powerful force and we can use love for eating disorder recovery. 

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Bad Brain Days And Depression Intensity

Bad Brain Days And Depression Intensity

I have good and bad brain days, and the intensity of my depression varies. Some mornings, I wake up and smile at the sun and sky, make myself a superb cup of coffee, and spend the day enjoying every second of activity. And some mornings, I struggle to open my eyes, I get angry about the beautiful weather, and I skip all of my meals (Depression Symptoms: What are the Symptoms of Depression?). There was a long span of time where I thought it was unfair that my depression seemed to go away and come back without warning, until I realized that I was viewing depression incorrectly. I didn’t realize that depression shifts in intensity and that good and bad brain days just happen.

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Recovering from Mental Illness and Homelessness

Recovering from Mental Illness and Homelessness

How does one recover from homelessness and mental illness (Mental Illness and Homelessness)? I spent some time in a homeless shelter on two separate occasions–once fleeing an abusive relationship and once seeking safety from an abusive group home. Both times my mental illness could have easily worsened had I been on the streets, but I went to a shelter that was equipped to treat mental illness. Recovery is possible and real. One can recover from homelessness and mental illness.

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Moms with Mental Illness: Is Summer Making Your Kids Crazy?

Moms with Mental Illness: Is Summer Making Your Kids Crazy?

Moms with mental illness, is summer making your kids crazy? It feels like that at my house. The same kids who were tired of getting up early and not having enough time to play during the school year are now complaining that they’re bored. They’re whining about chores. They’re crying. They’re throwing fits. They’re fighting with each other. And as much as I have tried to structure our days, plan fun activities, and keep my wits about me (Summer Survival Guide for Moms with Mental Illness), as a mom with mental illness, I’m struggling to stay sane while summer is making my kids crazy.

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