5 Ways to Help Someone Through a Panic Attack

I tend to talk a lot about what people do wrong when it comes to talking about the mental illness community. The negative tends to stick out in my head because I remember being offended, whereas I don’t remember when things run smoothly. The green flag is much easier to miss than the red flag. […]

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Invisible Illness Means Overlooked Illness

Remember, it’s called an invisible illness for a reason. Don’t accuse us of faking or overreacting. Don’t wait for someone to hurt themselves to get your attention. Listen to them when they say, “I’m not okay.”

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Waiting for the Magic Medication

I’m twitching again. My eyebrows, my neck, my jaw. I was so excited about this brand new medication, Vraylar, that I didn’t want to face the facts: Seroquel is the only antipsychotic that works for me right now. Sure, it makes me exhausted. I’ve gained weight, and I have digestion problems. But… I don’t twitch. […]

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10 Coping Skills to Use Everyday

1. Do breathing exercises: Breathe in deeply, expanding your belly, not your chest. Count 1…2…3…4, and then hold your breath for a moment. Let it out slowly through a thin opening in your lips, and count 5…6…7…8. Repeat as many times as you like. 2. Color. 3. Use a back massager or get someone to massage […]

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