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My Attitude on Mental Health, Explained – My Brain’s Not Broken

My Attitude on Mental Health, Explained – My Brain's Not Broken

For one reason or another, I’ve been thinking about the word optimism for the past few weeks. I think about it in many ways – what it means to practice it, what it looks like in my life, and what it looks like for my sanity, to name a few. Whether this is just obvious…

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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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Mental Health Terms to Avoid – And What to Say Instead – My Brain’s Not Broken

Mental Health Terms to Avoid – And What to Say Instead – My Brain's Not Broken

Earlier this week I wrote about the daily work to reduce mental health stigma. There are things we can do every day to normalize mental health discourse, seek help, and talk to other people about our own mental health. One thing I specifically mentioned is language limitation, which contributes to disregard and distrust of mental…

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A Bad Mental Health Day Doesn’t Undo Progress – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Bad Mental Health Day Doesn’t Undo Progress – My Brain's Not Broken

I had a bad day recently (that’s what I call depression and anxiety). Even a few bad days as the remaining effects of dealing with depression can last in a uniquely difficult way. You can also call them bad mental health days if you want to be more specific. In any case, this happened and…

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Key Ways to Cope With Severe Mental Illness – My Brain’s Not Broken

Key Ways to Cope With Severe Mental Illness – My Brain's Not Broken

Today’s guest post comes from Mio, the fantastic blogger behind Mentally Ill in America. Mio’s main goal in blogging is to share his experience with schizoaffective disorders. In addition to blog posts, Mio offers many different forms of writing such as poems and puns! I hope you can visit his room and learn more about…

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