Treatments

Mental Illness
Treatments

A Therapist’s Guide to Finding a Therapist

Let’s be honest, friends.  Navigating the mental health care system is an exhausting, baffling process. I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life.  As a therapist, I oftentimes look back at different counseling experiences and find myself analyzing them critically– especially now that I have a bit more information to understand the […]

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A Day In The Life
Mental Illness
Self-Care
Treatments

A Day in the Life of Nicole Carman

We are profiling the lives of those suffering from mental illnesses. In honor of MHAP’s week dedicated to Bipolar I and II awareness, we are interviewing Nicole Carman, founder of MHAP. What country do you call home?  I live in Mississippi, in the US. When were you first diagnosed with your illness? (And, if you’re […]

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Self-Care
Therapies
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Facing the Inner Critic: Shame & 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. My heart was pounding and when […]

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A Day In The Life
Mental Illness
Self-Care
Treatments

A Day in the Life of Shirley Davis

Today is Dissociative Identity Disorder day – and with that, we kick off our series called “Day in the Life”.We are profiling real people living with mental illness(es). This week we interviewed Shirley Davis – freelance writer, public speaker, author, and MHAP blogger living with DID. What country do you call home? The United States […]

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self-therapy reading book with coffee
Therapies
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Self-Therapy Can Actually Relieve Depression & Anxiety – For Free

Before I started freelance writing, the last job I held was as head cashier for a retailer. I helped ensure our cashiers’ satisfaction via rewards for certain goals. We would create Candyland-esque games to track employee progress. In other words, half of my job involved arts and crafts. It was pretty great. But I was […]

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