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Why Your Mental Health Journey Is Unique – My Brain’s Not Broken

Why Your Mental Health Journey Is Unique – My Brain's Not Broken

Many people are faced with mental health problems on a daily basis. This may sound like a lot, but there is one thing that is easy to forget when we talk about mental health and the challenges people can face – every person and every challenge is unique. There is a sense of community and…

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Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve already written that one of the topics I’ve learned the most about in the four years I’ve written this blog is suicide prevention. At the end of the suicide prevention month, I try to take the time to think about what I’ve learned during that month and how it will help my suicide prevention…

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How to Handle New Symptoms of Mental Illness – My Brain’s Not Broken

How to Handle New Symptoms of Mental Illness – My Brain's Not Broken

After living with anxiety and depression for nearly a decade, I’ve gotten used to the symptoms that come along on my mental health journey, especially since my physical symptoms are showing up fairly prominently. Since my mental health has a significant impact on my physical wellbeing, it is easier to identify and adjust to my…

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Five Reminders About Building Your Mental Health Toolkit – My Brain’s Not Broken

Five Reminders About Building Your Mental Health Toolkit – My Brain's Not Broken

Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the new anxiety symptoms I’ve been experiencing over the past few months. While learning how to deal with and live with these new symptoms wasn’t fun, it was another opportunity to work on what I like to call my mental health toolkit. Over the years I have…

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How Mental Health Challenges Can Lead to Success – My Brain’s Not Broken

How Mental Health Challenges Can Lead to Success – My Brain's Not Broken

You know, it’s been less than two months since I wrote about how great Naomi Osaka is for taking care of her mental health, and here we are again. Our hero this time? Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time. Aside from the fact that Biles owes us nothing (and has already…

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I’m Sorry, I Lost My Train of Thought…Again. – My Brain’s Not Broken

I’m Sorry, I Lost My Train of Thought…Again. – My Brain's Not Broken

One of the most frustrating aspects of living with depression and anxiety is that my brain can get overwhelmed easily at times. Whether it’s managing negative thoughts or processing what’s going on around me, it doesn’t take much to get my brain going. With so much exercise, however, it’s easy to lose track – a…

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Seeking Mental Healthcare is Hard. There Are Ways to Make It Better. – My Brain’s Not Broken

Seeking Mental Healthcare is Hard. There Are Ways to Make It Better. – My Brain's Not Broken

Good Morning! Today at My Brain’s Not Broken we have a guest post from the team at Prairie Health, a company founded to make mental health care more accessible and effective, about some of the ways they believe mental health care can be improved. We discussed some of these things during our last conversation on…

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The Importance of Taking Time Off – My Brain’s Not Broken

The Importance of Taking Time Off – My Brain's Not Broken

It’s midsummer time here in the United States, which means beautiful, sunny weather, sometimes scorching temperatures, and the age-old question of vacation. This would be a good time to write about why vacation is important to wellbeing, but since the logistics of vacation are still quite tricky (worldwide pandemic and everything) I decided to take…

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A Look at Mental Health During Pride Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Look at Mental Health During Pride Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

Last June, during Pride Month, I delved into some stats and data on mental health and the LGBTQ + community. As in many other communities, the numbers of LGBTQ + people dealing with mental health problems vary widely, and the numbers speak for it. And while it won’t be news to our siblings in this…

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