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How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

Everyone deals with stress from time to time, but when it starts to elevate it can become unhealthy. Normal stress involves keeping up with responsibilities, dealing with people, bosses, friends, family, school, work, and so on. When stress becomes chronic, it can impact your overall mental and physical health and…

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

Every year we go through the same task of making New Year’s Resolutions… and every year we struggle to achieve them. People often fail at accomplishing their goals because they set really high expectations that are difficult, if not impossible, to follow through with. Setting unrealistic goals can cause unwanted…

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

For some, the holidays are a time of year for joy and celebration. But for others, it can bring on unnecessary stress and tension, especially if you are struggling with mental illness. Everyone has a family member (or two or three) who spreads rumors, pushes buttons, or pokes their nose…

10 Tips for Supporting Your Loved One with Depression

10 Tips for Supporting Your Loved One with Depression

We all want our loved ones to be happy, and when you’re caring for someone who is struggling with depression, it’s common to feel hopeless or stuck. Whomever it is in your life that has depression, whether it’s your friend, spouse, or family member, it can be painful to watch…

How Self-Advocacy Can Reduce the Stigma of Schizophrenia

How Self-Advocacy Can Reduce the Stigma of Schizophrenia

In today’s world, mental illness is still, unfortunately, stigmatized. While there is a movement to reduce stigma, we still have a long way to go. It may surprise you, but some of the biggest culprits of fearing and having preconceptions about mental illness are those who have it. I wish…