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Sharing Responsibility Within the DID System

Sharing Responsibility Within the DID System

Responsibility in DID can be confusing. Is each alter held accountable for their own actions, or is there shared responsibility? What works best? Read more.

Responsibility is a major factor in dissociative identity disorder (DID). No matter how one views a DID system — as individual entities sharing one body, or as a single person with multiple parts — how to take responsibility for actions and behaviors of alters or parts within the system is important. Should each part be held accountable for their own actions, or should it be the responsibility of the system as a whole?

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How to Make Time for Self-Care Today

How to Make Time for Self-Care Today

You can make time for self-care no matter how busy you are. Self-care requires only a few moments (as often as you can) every day. Learn how to make time for self-care. Use these simple tips to make self-care happen in only moments at HealthyPlace.

Do you find that it’s hard to make time for self-care? We all have busy lives and play many roles, but if we don’t take care of ourselves and listen to what we need, it makes it harder to take care of the ones we love. When we make time for self-care on a regular base, research shows that most of us begin to develop healthy self-esteem, are more mindful and present, and feel more control over our mental health.

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Why I Chose Mental Health Activism Over Political Involvement

Why I Chose Mental Health Activism Over Political Involvement

Mental health activism took the place of political involvement because politics triggers my schizoaffective disorder. Mental health activism helps me take care of myself first. Visit HealthyPlace to learn what I'm doing as a mental health activist these days.

Mental health activism took the place of my political involvement because of my schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective anxiety and depression makes it hard to get politically involved, much less politically active. I don’t even watch the news anymore. Donald Trump’s election triggered my schizoaffective depression to the point where politics became a source of extreme anxiety. But I can involve myself in mental health activism.

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4 Self-Care Guidelines for Depression Management

4 Self-Care Guidelines for Depression Management

The self-care guidelines for depression management aren't complicated, but actually taking care of yourself can seem impossible. Look at these self-care guidelines for depression at HealthyPlace; you may find that self-care isn't as difficult as you think.

Although the self-care guidelines for depression can seem simple, when we are dealing with depression, self-care can be difficult. Self-care is “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.”1 At a time when we feel like focusing on it the least is actually the time we need to focus on self-care the most since engaging in self-care can help with depression. Look at the following self-care guidelines for depression management. You may discover they’re not so demanding after all.

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Try New Anxiety Management Strategies to Beat Old Anxiety

Try New Anxiety Management Strategies to Beat Old Anxiety

New anxiety management strategies may be just what you need if anxiety has been hanging around for awhile. Don't get discouraged. Visit HealthyPlace and learn new anxiety management strategies to use if your old techniques no longer help.

Ever so often, trying new anxiety management strategies is a good idea because anxiety has a way of sticking around long past its welcome. Given that it’s rarely welcome in our lives, anxiety gets old quickly. Dealing with symptoms of anxiety day after day can be discouraging. When you’ve tried anxiety management strategies but anxiety still hangs on, it might be time to switch your approach. Most likely, you’re well aware of the need to try new ways to reduce anxiety. So often with anxiety, we know what we need to do, but because anxiety takes control of our thoughts, emotions, and actions, we feel stuck. The list that follows contains ideas for managing old anxiety symptoms with new anxiety management strategies.

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How to Face Down Your Triggers in Eating Disorder Recovery

How to Face Down Your Triggers in Eating Disorder Recovery

Do triggers in eating disorder recovery make it hard to keep a recovery mindset? Facing down eating disorder triggers is a non-negotiable part of recovery. Visit HealthyPlace and learn to fight back against the triggers making eating disorder recovery difficult.

Learning to face down your triggers in eating disorder recovery is non-negotiable. A trigger is defined as any form of content, behavior, topic or event which exacerbates a trauma or mental illness, and today’s culture is saturated with them. In a society that endorses the harmful message of ideal bodies, clean diets and extreme fitness, the pressure to cave into those triggering beliefs is enormous—and if you’re susceptible to an eating disorder, that urge can feel overwhelming. Triggers in eating disorder recovery are ingrained in the broken systems of this world, so triggers can’t be avoided entirely. But while it’s unrealistic to pretend they don’t exist, there are coping methods you can utilize to navigate triggering situations with a healthy mindset that won’t risk your progress in recovery.

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A Day in the Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

A Day in the Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Life with dissociative disorder includes confusion, anxiety, and switching almost every day. If you wonder what life with dissociative identity disorder is like, or if your experience with DID is normal, then visit HealthyPlace for DID insight now.Life with dissociative identity disorder (DID) is most likely different than you’ve imagined. Perhaps you’ve heard the horror stories or seen the movies portraying us as killers;  psychopaths;  crazies; dangers to society. Perhaps if you have been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, you might have compared your experiences with DID to that of others, wondering if your symptoms are “right” or if you’re “normal”. People are curious about the disorder because of the common misconceptions about DID. What is real and what is concocted? What is a day in the life of someone with dissociative identity disorder truly like?

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False Assumptions About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

False Assumptions About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

There are many false assumptions about PTSD and the people who live with PTSD. Are you making false assumptions about PTSD and the people living with it? Get your PTSD facts straight at HealthyPlace. Read this.

There are some false assumptions about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that people continue to make, and they make me want to hand out informational brochures on PTSD myths. Especially bothersome are the misconceptions rooted in PTSD stigma. Let’s take a look at some of the more common examples of false assumptions about PTSD.

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10 Ways Mental Health Recovery Develops Great Entrepreneurs

10 Ways Mental Health Recovery Develops Great Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who experience mental health recovery are well-equipped with many of the traits successful business owners need. Discover how mental health recovery makes you a better entrepreneur at HealthyPlace.

The traits of successful entrepreneurs are closely linked to what I learned in mental health recovery. You see, my life came to a complete standstill in my early 20s when I was first diagnosed with bulimia and schizoaffective disorder. In the throes of my mental illnesses, my life had come crashing down around me. I wasn’t working. I wasn’t going to school. I wasn’t doing anything. The process of mental health recovery gave me a second chance, and psychiatric medication gave me the ability to function again. And in this second chance, I find many of the traits I developed in mental health recovery also develop entrepreneurs.

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Hidden Costs of Raising a Child with Special Needs

Hidden Costs of Raising a Child with Special Needs

The costs of raising a child with special needs or mental illness go deeper than medication and doctor bills. Hidden costs cause great financial hardship to families. Learn more about the costs of raising children with special needs / mental illness at HealthyPlace.

The costs of raising a child with special needs or childhood mental illness are a financial burden. In addition to the most obvious financial costs of raising a child with special needs, there are also the hidden costs of parenting our children. These financial costs can weigh upon the entire family and push parents of special needs children to the brink.

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