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Mental Wellness

Practical and Realistic Self-Care Ideas

Self-care plays a big role in our mental wellness. We don’t always give it the priority we should for various reasons, but we want to encourage you to take the time to care for yourself at least once per week. We all deserve it! Here is a list of ways…...

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How to Talk About Suicide

For Suicide Awareness Month, I thought I’d share what I learned having been taught elementary intervention for those contemplating suicide. Being trained to be a suicide alert helper showed me how to navigate a serious subject with candor. Here are a few important take-aways.     1. Know Your Resources…...

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4 Ways Travelling with Anxiety Prepared me for Life’s Transitions

Travelling is essentially navigating unfamiliar territory. So is life. With the summer months shortly coming to an end, I thought I would reflect on how many of the skills I used to look after my mental health while on holiday are also relevant to the upcoming transition back to school…...

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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 Benefits of Wearing Our Heart on Our Sleeve

This is a guest post written by Dani Crater 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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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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