Writers With Mental Illness

13 Unique Gifts For Writers

As we head toward the middle of December, the holiday shopping frenzy is in full effect! I am avoiding the mall altogether, ordering gifts online. If there’s a special writer in your life who you want to buy a gift for, consider some of these unique gifts for writers I’ve put together below! My personal…

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9 Mental Health Christmas Gifts Your Friends Need

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Happy December! With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to put together a list of mental health Christmas gifts that support the mental health community. Whether stories, jewelry, paintings, or accessories, these gifts raise mental health awareness. These products are made by individuals who are hoping to change the way society discusses mental health. These…

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6 Ways To Deal With Writer’s Fatigue

how to fight writer's fatigue

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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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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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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How To Deal With Art Snobs

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Dealing With My Inner Art Snob As a writer, I’ve dealt with quite a few art snobs. From the students in my creative writing classes to even the inner snob within me, it can be hard to ignore criticism from people who don’t understand or appreciate your art. For years I’ve pushed myself to write…

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3 Ways To Use Creativity To Cope

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Utilizing The Connection Between Creativity And Health While adult coloring books for stress and anxiety relief have been on the rise, art therapy has actually been around for quite some time. How much of these claims are true, though? Is art therapy a bunch of mumbo jumbo? Sure, there’s definitely a connection between creativity and health.…

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Writing With Depression And Anxiety

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Art and Identity It’s a strange thing to consider yourself a vessel for stories; it might not be so strange when, in school, you’ve been called a hard worker, a bit of a loner, but one who always meets deadlines and goes above expectations. (Is this a humble brag?) Anyhow, this tends to conjure up…

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