Writers With Mental Illness

6 Ways To Deal With Writer’s Fatigue

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Writer’s fatigue comes in many forms. I used to write almost every day, but now that I write for work, my personal projects have fallen to the wayside. At the end of the day, my right hand is cramping, my back hurts, and my neck aches. Sure, some of this is simply anxiety, but some of it…

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Bipolar Barbie: Let’s Stop Bipolar Disorder Stigma

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I always wanted to change the world. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder that I found a cause to devote my life to. The more I struggled and the more I faced the ignorance of bipolar disorder stigma, the more passionate I became. I got sick of people belittling my struggle. I…

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8 Healing Crystals For Writers Block

The jury is still out on whether or not crystals work. That is to say that some argue for and some argue against. Like pretty much everything else, there are those who are vehemently against them and those who understand they’re a harmless hobby that can enrich the lives of writers. It doesn’t really matter to…

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4 Books For Mental Illness That Saved Me

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Books have been a big part of my life ever since I learned to read. However, when depression hit in middle school, they became a lifeline, a way to escape. In the darkest parts of my life, books for mental illness have been there when it felt like no one else understood. Before diagnosis, I…

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Writers, Migraines And Mental Illness

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I’ve experienced headaches since Elementary school, but it wasn’t until middle school that I began to get migraines. Migraines and mental illness eerily popped up as a package deal in 7th grade. Amid feelings of worthlessness and fatigue, it felt like my head was in a vice that was slowly being squeezed tighter and tighter until…

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Admitting When Marriage Counseling Is Needed

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Relationship Counseling Can Be Beneficial To Everyone All relationships could use some counseling once in a while because everyone goes through rough patches. There’s nothing wrong with seeing a counselor. In fact, it might even point to a brighter future. Marriage counseling is one of the many types of counseling available, and it’s clear that…

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Stigma In Schizophrenia Books: January First Book Review

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Even though I was diagnosed in 2015, I am still learning about myself and my brain illness, schizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia books like Ben Behind His Voices and The Center Cannot Hold help me understand my symptoms. That’s why I picked up January First by Michael Schofield a few weeks ago at Barnes & Noble. I was…

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Bipolar Writers: 6 Tips To Finish Writing Projects

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Like many bipolar writers (and neurotypical writers), my writing life has been filled with doubt and indecision. I had my own set of rules that constituted what it meant to be a “real” writer. Even after being published in anthologies and starting my freelance writing career, I felt like a fraud, mentally keeping a list…

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What To Do When When No One Understands Your Mental Illness

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One thing every single person who has experienced mental health issues can agree on is the loneliness. From depression and anxiety to the more stigmatized disorders on the psychotic spectrum, our symptoms cut us off from others, especially neurotypicals. Neurotypicals have simply never experienced life through our eyes, so they usually have a hard time…

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32 Coping Skills For Anxiety And Depression

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Coping skills are exactly what they sound like: skills to help you cope with stressful situations. They are one of the most important things to have in your mental wellness toolkit. Coping skills help us deal with life and all its challenges. Over the years, writing out my feelings, watching The Office, and taking a…

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