Depression

eating for mental health

Eating for depression and anxiety: How you can eat better and feel better

Have you ever given thought to how you can eat to improve mental health issues? It might not be something that has ever crossed your mind. In fact, it wasn’t even a blip on my radar for the longest time. TW/CW: This post is about eating for depression and anxiety, and how you can use …

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Fascinating FBI Statistics on Violent Crime + How it Pertains to Mental Health

Mental health and violence is an often talked about topic. But how common is it for someone who is mentally ill to act violently? Are people who are mentally ill inherently more violent?  Is someone like me, who lives with bipolar disorder, more likely to commit a violent crime than someone who doesn’t? Or are …

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Positivity and negativity: How to challenge negative thought patterns

What was the last negative thought you had? Did you snidely comment on your own appearance? Did you wish you were more successful? Or more in shape?  Did you think about something you’re afraid of? Did you obsess about how short life is, and you are nowhere close to meeting your goals? “It is not …

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sadness vs depression

Sadness vs Depression: How to recognize the difference

What is the difference between sadness and depression? This has been a really hard year. I’ve seen friends struggle with grief, infertility, break-ups, hard seasons of parenting… They’ve mourned the ends of marriages and other relationships, cut ties with toxic family members, and sought treatment for mental illness. Sadly, it has also been a difficult …

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Gender differences in depression: How men & women deal with a common problem

** This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** How many men in your life deal with depression? What about women? Do you feel like one sex talks about it more than the other? Do you notice any particular gender …

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Depression & Parenting Styles: Living With a Partner Who Parents Differently than You

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” (Jane D. Hull) **This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.** What kind of parent are you? Do you wear …

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