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What to Do If Your Friend Is Contemplating Suicide

TW: Suicide Suicide is a tough topic to talk about so don’t go forward in this article if you feel triggered. ***Please note, this article is not a substitute for emergency mental health care, these are simply best practices. When in doubt about what to do always, always consult a mental health professional!!!*** What to …

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The Green Flag Test: How to Spot a Potentially Toxic Relationship

The thing about being in a toxic relationship is you can’t see the forest for the trees. What I mean by that is when you first start dating someone that New Relationship Energy overwhelms you. This can make you miss some important yellow flags. You might dismiss a moment of jealousy from your new partner …

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Relationship Rehab Series Part 1: Starting the Conversation

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Good relationships are key to great mental health. Why? In their paper Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology, researchers Mark Whisman and Donald Baum find that “relationship discord is …

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Jakob’s Family: The Psychology of Generational Trauma

The Psychology of Generational Trauma: Did you know trauma can time-travel? Yep, that’s right. Studies suggest the effect of a traumatic event can be passed down like an heirloom generation to generation. It’s called trans-generational trauma and it’s handed down through parenting styles, cultural practices and maybe even genes. What is Generational Trauma? Generational trauma …

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Emotional Eating: The Effects of a Healthy Mental Diet

We all know how important it is to eat properly. But did you know it’s also crucial to have a well balanced emotional diet too? You are what you eat, after all, and that goes for your mental state! Since I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I have to pay special attention to where my …

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Amplifying the Voices of Mental Health

Lately, MSB has been on a role – producing more content than ever. If you’re a frequent reader you know we start many of our articles by asking “why?” So why is it that this blog has gone from a personal hobby to a passionate career for me? Most Mental Health Resources Are Written by …

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Look On The Bright Side of Life: Happy March 32nd

As the song goes in Life of Brian “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” You know, this one: April Fool’s is Cancelled So it’s supposed to be April Fool’s Day, usually a day for merriment, shenanigans and pranks galore. However, this year is a little different. This year we’re just celebrating April 1st …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is for everyone. I’ll say it again for the people in the back: COUPLES COUNSELING IS FOR EVERYONE!!! Whether your relationship is on the rocks, you’re a newlywed, or you’re just looking to maintain your awesome partnership, couples therapy is an valuable tool to have at your disposal! Why is Couples Counseling so …

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MSB’s Relationship Resource Guide

Relationships are hard – they only get tougher when mental illness is thrown into the mix and can make some view intimacy as a lost cause. But did you know having an supportive intimate relationship can drastically improve the life of someone battling MI? That’s right! Love is key to a healthy life, especially for …

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