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10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays When You Have Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays When You Have 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…

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, and family vacations. But it can also be accompanied by the stress of shifting schedules, high expectations, and juggling commitments. Between traveling and family commitments, weekends fill up fast, which means less time for self-care. Here are tips on…

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

People are often reluctant to forgive others, or themselves, because they think they have to disregard their pain and emotions. If others have wronged you, or if you hurt others, forgiveness is an important tool in the healing process to help you find inner peace. The first step to forgiveness…