Mental Illness Diagnosis: What’s Next?

You are so much more than your illness. It may be a part of your identity, but it is not all of who you are. You are multifaceted and ever-changing, always growing into a wiser version of yourself. As you change, you are not forgetting your past self or the pain you endured, but honoring all that you are and will be.

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Self-Care Challenge 4: Let’s Get Physical!

Self-care is a three-pronged approach, including mind, spirit, AND body. Even a moderate exercise like the one in this challenge can increase your life expectancy if you do it weekly!

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Self-Care Challenge 3: Keeping A Gratitude Journal

I first started consistently keeping a journal in middle school. It was full of gossip and ideas for outfits. I had no idea that ten years later, I would still be flipping through it, scanning the pages for any telltale signs of my budding mental illness. When I go back and read what I wrote as a thirteen-year-old, I can see that I was mostly happy but very anxious. Without even meaning to, I kept a gratitude journal in that I wrote down things about my life that I enjoyed.

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Self-Care Challenge 2: Mindfulness

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… up until recently, I had no idea what being mindful meant. I don’t like meditating, and I do yoga occasionally, but it honestly irritates me. These popular practices seemed to be the only ways to achieve mindfulness. I’ve read in so many self-help books that being mindful is the key to a happier life. So why is it so hard?

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Self-Care Challenge 1: Personal Hygiene

Exciting News! Health Storylines has chosen me to be a brand ambassador for their Self Care Challenge initiative! Being a brand ambassador means that I will be posting self-care challenges. I’m super excited about this first challenge because it’s all about personal hygiene! To follow along with me, make sure to set up a free […]

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10 Must See Movies About Mental Illness

Movies that depict mental illness accurately educate and help fight stigma. They can also help undiagnosed individuals know what they are dealing with, while letting those diagnosed know that they are not alone.

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