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Archives for February, 2016

Coping Skills

What To Do When You’re Caught in a Delusion

I’ve been having some delusions lately. These delusions are primarily manifested in the notion that people I don’t know on the internet deeply care for me. That they love me. They post things on their social media accounts that are pretty ambiguous so sometimes it leads me to believe that they are sending messages to me this way. I’ve only ever asked one of them about it and they were more confused than...
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Coping Skills

What is Stigma?

Anyone who knows someone with a mental illness has probably heard the word stigma at some point in talking to them.

They’ve probably been made aware that the media perpetrates an idea that people with major mental illnesses are unhinged and hopefully they’ve seen, through their friend or loved one that that that notion couldn’t be farther from the truth in the grand scheme of things.

It may seem like people with mental illness are...
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Sometimes We Need to Relax and That’s OK

I have trouble with this. I’m sure a lot of other people do too.

Essentially, I feel like I should be doing something productive every second of every day.

While being productive isn’t a bad thing there comes a point where you can eventually stress yourself out and for a person with mental illness, stress is the different between sanity and darkness.

I’ve said before that stress is like the light-switch for when my symptoms start...
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How to Make Friends

It seems to be a common problem of growing older that it becomes increasingly more difficult to make friends. In high school and college sheer proximity helped to forge some of the strongest friendships we’ll ever have. As we get older though, and get into our thirties and forties, making friends gets more and more difficult.

It seems that friendships go from being all-inclusive to once in a blue moon hangout time where it’s...
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