mental illness

Moody Monday: 5 Ways to Deal with PMDD

It never, ever fails. Each month for about two weeks I get agitated easily and cry at the drop of the hat. I stand in front of the mirror and say “whoa, all of a sudden I’m so round and somft, do I need to cut back on the pizza or something??” Those are just …

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Black Voices of Mental Health-Episode 3: Laqwanda Roberts-Buckley, Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, Eliza Boquin and Eboni Harris

Ready for Episode 3 of Black Voices of Mental Health? This time we’ve got four amazing ladies who are building amazing communities on and offline. Not only that, they are hard at work providing culturally relevant MH resources for BIPOC patients. I can’t wait to tell you about them, but first: A Quick Word I …

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Black Voices of Mental Health- Episode 2: Mariah Krystal, Cameron Burris, Imadé Borha

Hi everyone, ready for the next edition of Black Voices of Mental Health? I sure am! Today I want you to meet Mariah, Cameron, and Imade. They are three Black women changing the perception of mental health in the Black community. Each one has a uniquely beautiful style in which they share their experiences with …

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Black Voices of Mental Health- Episode 1: Hafeez Baoku, Lauren Carson, and Olivia B. Shepherd

Today we’re focusing on on some amazing Black influencers and bloggers changing the narrative on Black Mental Health. Since there are so many folks I want to introduce you to, we’ll be running this series in segments of highlights all this week. Even then, I’m sure that won’t even scratch the surface so we’ll be …

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Soul Story: Coconut Heels

The blogger this week is Coconut Heels. CH runs an wonderfully insightful blog which focuses on their experiences with Mental Health challenges. You can follow Coconut Heels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Recently, CH had a scary and sudden onset of symptoms. In the end, this resulted in a prolonged hospitalization and a diagnosis of …

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Mental Floss: How to Get Moving – Exercise for Low Mental Health Days

We all know exercise is amazing for mental health. Indeed, movement is one of the very best tools we can have in our Mental Health Tool Box. But what happens when you’re flat out exhausted from battling mental illness to even think of working out? If you’re already low on spoons (check out Spoon Theory …

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Therapy Quest – Finding the Right Kind of Therapy

Today I’m sharing an updated gem from my early blogging days: Therapy Quest <3 Many of you may not know but I am absolutely in love with fantasy. As a young child, escaping into fantasy books and movies helped me survive. Now as an adult, I find it an invaluable tool with which to battle …

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Dealing with ACES: How to Support a Traumatized Child Through Trauma Informed Parenting

How To Support a Traumatized Child by Maria Black ***TW: Death, ACES, Mentions of Bullying.*** The day my father died was the worst day of my life. I can remember it vividly, even though I was only six. Everyone was gathered around the medical bed that had taken residence in my parent’s room. It was …

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MSB’s Guide to Psych Meds (for Anyone Who’s Nervous About Taking Them)

“I don’t need to go to a therapist, I’m NOT CRAZY” I screamed at the top of my lungs as my mom pulled me along. I’m not sure how old I was (maybe middle school age) and I don’t remember where we were going exactly. But what I do remember was the overwhelming rage I …

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“Gold Fish Brain” My Struggles with Object Constancy and Mental Illness

Let me tell you about my struggles with Object Constancy. It all starts with one very rude conversation. “You feel bad now but just yesterday you were in such a great mood and all these fabulous things were happening. It’s because of your little goldfish brain. It’s like you can’t remember things 3 seconds after …

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