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Should I Disclose My Mental Illness on a Job Application?

Should I Disclose My Mental Illness on a Job Application?

Should you disclose mental illness to a potential employer? When you encounter the "voluntary disclosure" question on a job application, what should you do? Discover the legal answer to 'should I disclose my mental illness' and more at HealthyPlace.

Should you disclose your mental illness on a job application? When dealing with our mental illnesses, it can be difficult to open up even to our friends and families. Those relationships are typically strong enough to withstand the disclosure of issues that we are having and things we need to help fight them. So what do we do with our professional relationships when we have a mental health disability? When should you disclose your mental illness to an employer?

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The Low Self-Esteem and Self-Harm Connection

The Low Self-Esteem and Self-Harm Connection

Low self-esteem and self-harm create a self-perpetuating cycle of painful emotions. Learn why self-harm can result from low self-esteem and what positive coping mechanisms you could adopt to stop the cycle at HealthyPlace. Take a look.

There’s a connection between low self-esteem and self-harm as having low self-esteem can sometimes lead to repetitive, destructive habits1 – including self-harming behavior. It’s important to be aware of why having a warped and negative opinion of yourself can lead to self-harm, as well as take note of the positive coping mechanisms you can adopt when times get tough.

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Abuse in Movies: How These 5 Protagonists Prevail

Abuse in Movies: How These 5 Protagonists Prevail

We see abuse in movies and shows from the time we're children. The abuse in movies warns us that overcoming abuse is no easy task, but it can be done. Check out these 5 film protagonists that endure and prevail in the face of abuse at HealthyPlace.

Whether it’s abuse in movies or in our lives, overcoming abuse is no simple feat — even abuse in the movies. A quality cinematic experience, or just lounging in sweats watching Netflix, can transport us to another time and place, it allows us to vicariously live through the characters we admire and adore. For some, it can be an even deeper connection, especially when we see a character suffer abuse in movies that we ourselves have personally endured. The following five protagonists suffer and prevail, overcoming abuse to reach the hearts of abuse victims everywhere.

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How to Transition Your Teen from Inpatient Psychiatric Care

How to Transition Your Teen from Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Transitioning your teen out of inpatient psychiatric care takes planning. Use these tips to help your teen's transition from inpatient psychiatric care go smoothly. Prepare for your child's transition at HealthyPlace.

The transition from your teen’s inpatient psychiatric care facility to home can mark an exciting change for your child. However, without a detailed plan for her transition, leaving inpatient psychiatric care can exacerbate her mental illness issues. Creating a solid plan for the transition period after your teen’s inpatient psychiatric care can help your child be a success as she transitions back into regular life (Coping with Life After Residential Mental Health Treatment).

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Celebrities’ Mental Health Stories Can be Sources of Hope

Celebrities’ Mental Health Stories Can be Sources of Hope

Celebrities' mental health stories play an important role in conversations about mental illness and mental health stigma. Learn what makes celebrities' mental health stories so important at HealthyPlace.

Celebrities’ mental health stories help us see that anyone can have mental illness: this statement is not something that I can stress enough. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, how much happiness there is in your life, or if you have a “reason” for being sick — sometimes you’re just sick, and that’s the long and the short of it. Celebrities’ mental health stories go a long way toward showing that we’re all susceptible to mental illness.

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Twice Exceptional: Mental Illness and the Gifted Child

Twice Exceptional: Mental Illness and the Gifted Child

Twice exceptional children are those who are gifted and have a mental illness. Teachers often overlook twice exceptional children due to problematic behaviors. Could your child really be twice exceptional?Learn more about twice exceptional kids at HealthyPlace.

Twice-exceptional children are gifted children with mental illness, and they often get overlooked in school. A mentally ill child’s problem behaviors may mask their strengths, or their behaviors may frustrate teachers so much that teachers overlook the child’s strengths. These gifted kids with mental illness are twice exceptional and we should recognize them and push them as much as we do the typical gifted child.

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Being on Time and Reducing Road Rage for Your Mental Health

Being on Time and Reducing Road Rage for Your Mental Health

Do you have trouble being on time? Being late can affect your mental health and increase road rage. Watch this video for more on increasing joy by being prompt.

Whether your difficulty lies in being on time for work, being on time for school, or just being on time for a lunch with a friend, it can often feel like you’re just someone who can’t be punctual. Being late can even affect your experience of life by increasing your feelings of stress in traffic (potentially creating road rage) or your meetings even after you arrive.

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Travel Anxiety Tips for People Who Want to Go, but Don’t

Travel Anxiety Tips for People Who Want to Go, but Don’t

Travel anxiety often starts before you leave home and continues throughout the trip. But these three travel anxiety tips will help you cope with uncomfortable feelings so you can enjoy yourself. Visit HealthyPlace to learn how to manage travel anxiety today.

Travel anxiety is a challenge I face, although traveling is one of my favorite things to do. For a while, I would let my anxiety take over and keep me from making new and memorable experiences. As you may know, it can be a little scary to step out of your comfort zone and be out in the unknown. Here are some travel anxiety tips to help you manage your anxiety so you can fully enjoy your travels.

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When a Bipolar Coping Skill Stops Working

When a Bipolar Coping Skill Stops Working

Bipolar coping skills are critical to surviving this mental illness but, unfortunately, sometimes a bipolar coping skill stops working. What do you do when you rely on a bipolar coping skill and it stops working?Unfortunately, it is the case that bipolar coping skills can sometimes stop working. This echoes the unpleasant experience of many with medications that can stop working due to tolerance. One doesn’t develop a physical tolerance to a coping skill, but sometimes changes in life or treatment can cause a bipolar coping skill to stop working. Here’s how to handle it when you rely on a bipolar coping skill that just stops working.

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How I Healed from a Narcissist Boyfriend’s Abuse

How I Healed from a Narcissist Boyfriend’s Abuse

I experienced a narcissist boyfriend's abuse for years. His narcissistic abuse caused an eating disorder in me and broke down my self-esteem. But I learned that you can heal from a boyfriend's narcissistic abuse.By the time my narcissist boyfriend hit me, we were more than a year into our relationship. Though he had yelled at me plenty, I had no clue until the moment his hand crashed into my face that physical violence was in his repertoire. Nor did I know he was a narcissist and already priming another woman to replace me. I did know, having been tipped off by his daughter, that he had kept secret from me an addiction to meth. I should have left upon this discovery, but I was far too enmeshed to escape. Besides, my narcissist boyfriend promised to change and I thought forgiving him was the high road.

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