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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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How Narcissistic Parents Affect Mental Health in Children

How Narcissistic Parents Affect Mental Health in Children

For many children, childhood is a time of amazement, play and discovery. These children have parents who give them the security and security to explore the world around them and grow to reach their full potential. But some children have one or more parents who lack the right skills or behavior to make their children…

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The New Frontline:  Alternatives to Police for Mental Health Crises

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After the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and the subsequent protests against Black Lives Matters that shook the summer of 2020, conversations about police accountability, racial justice and calls for “police discovery” resurfaced, or the role of Unleash law enforcement agencies in responding to community emergencies, especially when it comes to…

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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 can virtual reality benefit our mental health?

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Could virtual reality be the key to overcoming social anxiety? When you think of “virtual reality” you might automatically think of high tech games and distant digital lands – but this cutting edge technology can have more practical uses for us here on planet earth too. Virtual Reality, or VR, is a 3D computer generated…

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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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Handling Emotional Conversations – Defying Mental Illness

Handling Emotional Conversations - Defying Mental Illness

On many occasions I have thought about the need to be assertive when dealing with emotional conversations. One evening I was discussing the benefits of holding on to the views of experts or established mentors with some people close to me. I became a mockery very quickly. “How can you contradict the opinion of people…

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How movement, mindfulness, and time outside help me manage my mental health

How movement, mindfulness, and time outside help me manage my mental health

Ginger shares how she combined mindfulness, exercise, and time outdoors to improve her sanity and wellbeing. – Ginger Dept. Just like my path to health and Wellness is unique to me, everyone has their own journey to follow to lead a more mindful, healthier, and more fulfilling life. For me, mindfulness, movement and time Outdoors…

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Boosting Employee Mental Health After Lockdown

Strengthening the mental health of employees

By Craig Bülow After more than a year of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, companies are considering reopening offices to their employees. It is the responsibility of entrepreneurs to consider the associated psychological challenges and to find ways to reintegrate employees into the office safely, sustainably and in a way that promotes wellbeing. According…

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Student Minds Blog : Understanding my mental health: Leaving university (part one)

An Open Letter to the Fresher

This is part of Natasha’s experience in dealing with mental health at the University. After a year, Natasha realized that she had to go University to understand how to live with her mental health problems. – Natasha In October 2019, I did something that I never thought I would – I dropped out of university….

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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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Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome – Defying Mental Illness

Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome - Defying Mental Illness

By Melissa Andrews You may never have heard of sundowner syndrome. If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, you will likely notice a change in behavior by sunset. People with dementia are likely to experience episodes of confusion, memory loss, arousal, restlessness, and even aggression at any time of the…

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