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Why My Anxiety Makes Me Feel Irrationally Guilty – My Brain’s Not Broken

Why My Anxiety Makes Me Feel Irrationally Guilty – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve been thinking about guilt a lot lately. Why we feel it, how we feel it when we feel it. I think I’m just as prone to guilty feelings as anyone, but I’ve also learned something about myself over the past few years: When I feel guilty, I really feel guilty. The physical impact that…

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Breaking Down Some of the Common Types of Therapy – My Brain’s Not Broken

Breaking Down Some of the Common Types of Therapy – My Brain's Not Broken

While writing a post on Tuesday about my biggest misconception about therapy, I found that outside of the mental health professional, not too many people are talking about the different types of therapy and the options available to people. Most of the conversations I have about various therapeutic methods are with therapists, counselors, and social…

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What Is Your Role in Suicide Prevention? – My Brain’s Not Broken

What Is Your Role in Suicide Prevention? – My Brain's Not Broken

In the three years since I started this blog, I’ve gained more and more courage to talk about many topics in the mental health field. Every September I try to do a few posts for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to help raise awareness, education, and resources. I’m also trying to write a post on World…

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How Can We Use Metaphors to Describe Mental Health? – My Brain’s Not Broken

How Can We Use Metaphors to Describe Mental Health? – My Brain's Not Broken

It’s difficult to get through the day while struggling with mental health. Trying to be productive isn’t easy when you’re dealing with negative thoughts, a lack of energy, or any of the many symptoms that make it difficult to be present. Even so, millions of people do their best every day to get through things…

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Suicide Prevention Lifelines and Other Resources – My Brain’s Not Broken

Suicide Prevention Lifelines and Other Resources – My Brain's Not Broken

TW: This post is about suicide. As I wrote earlier this week, September is National Suicide Prevention Month in the US. This month is extremely important to me for many reasons, and I am not alone when I feel this. There are so many more people than you might think who are going through difficult…

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020 – My Brain's Not Broken

TW: This post is about suicide. As I write this blog, I write about Suicide Prevention Month every September. Since this is a mental health blog, I feel it is important to understand the link between mental health and suicide prevention. My own research and experience has shown me how to speak up and talk…

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How To Recognize High-Functioning Depression – My Brain’s Not Broken

How To Recognize High-Functioning Depression – My Brain's Not Broken

As with other aspects of mental disorders and conditions, understanding highly functional depression can be difficult. Because symptoms vary among people, it can be difficult to understand whether someone is having a bad day or going through a difficult depression. And since depressive episodes can last a few days to several months, the situation can…

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How to Deal With Them – My Brain’s Not Broken

How to Deal With Them – My Brain's Not Broken

https://www.mybrainsnotbroken.com/ https://www.mybrainsnotbroken.com/   This post is the second in a two-part series on intrusive thoughts. The first post in which we broken down intrusive thoughts and talked about what they look like can be found here. Having intrusive thoughts feels like an everyday struggle. These types of thoughts can naturally work their way into our…

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Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic – My Brain’s Not Broken

Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic – My Brain's Not Broken

I wrote my first post about the coronavirus pandemic back in March. Like most of us, I had a little naivety about the situation (to be fair, what happened in the US isn’t very surprising, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing). Regardless, my first post on mental health during this pandemic focused on…

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