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Tips to Manage Everyday Life with Mental Illness



“Depression & Anxiety Life Hacks #2: Everyday Maintenance” is a short video made by a film production team of people with lived experience of mental health issues (or as they refer to them, “brainweasels”) sharing an abundance of tips to make life easier and healthier while working toward recovery.

Not about coping in crisis, these 70+ tips are meant to improve quality of life day to day in ordinary circumstances.

While video host Anne shares many life-changing tips, she stresses that it’s not about changing everything and suggests only trying one tip and if it doesn’t help then try another. Don’t be overwhelmed. The video is about providing options and being realistic about what works for you.

This is an outstanding video, one of a series from the independent Konstitutionelle Anarchie film production team from Germany (video is in English with English and German subtitles). Check out all their useful videos on their YouTube channel. or visit their web site for more information.



Tips to Manage Everyday Life with Mental Illness

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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Kiume, S. (2017). Tips to Manage Everyday Life with Mental Illness. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 30, 2020, from


Last updated: 7 Jul 2017
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