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General Mental Health

Habits and Mental Illness: Finding Some Consistency Between the Depression Naps

Habits are important Abraham Maslow lists “homeostasis” (consistency in your life) as a fundamental human need in his hierarchy of human needs In episode one of her podcast, “Happier”, Gretchen Rubin talks about the one-coin loophole. Just as we make wealth one coin at a time, we build habits one…...

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Never Feel Guilty for Taking Care of your Mental Health

This post was originally published on September 3, 2018 on my previous mental health blog. Never feel guilty for taking care of your mental health. I felt compelled to write a blog post about this particular topic after an incident during Labor Day weekend. On Saturday, September 1, 2018, I…...

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The Irony of Getting Self-Care Advice From Others

Don’t get me wrong, I’m the biggest proponent for increasing self-awareness and encouraging people to take care of themselves, but I’ve realized that how I define “self-care” extends beyond the marketable, aesthetic products on the shelves. It’s important to remember the that primary focus of self-care should always be yourself and…...

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Mental Health, Masculinity, and Men

This is a guest post written by Quinton A. Clawson for the official blog of the Mental Health Awareness Project. The views and opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of those involved with the Mental Health Awareness Project. We are publishing this guest post…...

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Mens’ Mental Health

This is a guest post written by Amy Madden for the official blog of the Mental Health Awareness Project. The views and opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of those involved with the Mental Health Awareness Project. We are publishing this guest post in…...

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Facing the Inner Critic: Shame and Self-Esteem

It was an all-staff meeting and the room was full of coworkers I barely knew — immediately reminding me why I was an introvert.  I felt the familiar rush of nerves when the supervisor suggested we all go around and introduce ourselves.  She even included the dreaded ‘fun fact’ question.…...

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