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How to Help Someone Who is Experiencing a Depressive Episode

Depressive episodes are emotionally and physically draining. It can be crippling, even. It can prevent us from thinking rationally, taking care of ourselves, taking care of household chores, having normal social interactions, and in severe cases, prevent us from being able to function properly at work. It is very hard…...

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My First Experience with the Crisis Text Line

At the beginning of February 2019, I lost my job because of my mental health (missing too many days of work). It triggered a severe depressive episode that hasn’t yet subsided. Not only do I feel like a failure, but I also feel useless and worthless. I can no longer…...

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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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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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Realising you need to accept help for yourself instead of doing it for others

Hey guys! Personally I reached a really low point in terms of my own Mental Health earlier this week, if you are new to my blog posts or even to MHAP I have a diagnosis of anxiety and depression, on Tuesday I attempted to take my own life again for…...

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Tips to Help Ease Depression

Depression is a difficult mental illness to live with. Some of the funniest, talented people we know have struggled with, and even died because of, depression. What helps one person get through the darkest depths of depression may not help another one of us. We’re all different, so that is…...

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What Depression Feels Like To Me

This is a guest post written by Navi Brar 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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