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Advice and tips on managing mental health, maintaining a positive outlook and becoming your happiest self.

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Anxious
Anxiety is a serious mind killer, and a really bad bout of anxiety can end up harming you in ways that you didn't even know were possible. Bad anxiety can make you lose your job, alienate yourself fro...
Nancy D20 days ago
How 'Behavioural Activation' Can Help You Cope with Depression
Taking care of yourself doesn't have to break your bank. If you are on a budget there are still many little ways to help. One of these ways is called, behavioural activation.
Jilian Woods21 days ago
How to Avoid the Negative Effects of Self-Judgment on Your Mental Health
Human beings cultivate strong opinions on things surrounding them. This is often negative judgment/self-talk while on other occasions it might be positive self-talk. Negative self-talk is harmful to y...
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Tessa Murphy23 days ago
Are You Interesting?
Continuing from "Let's Be Honest, at Least, I Will" where we spoke about giving others advice but not being able to apply that advice to ourselves, there's a term called "Solomon's Paradox" to pinpoin...
Emily Fritza month ago
'Face It Till You Make It'
If you’ve spent any amount of time on Pinterest, Facebook, or any other social media that is flooded with inspirational quotes that make you want to get up off your ass, but like, not enough to actual...
Emilie Ka month ago
Managing Your Mind
You know how it feels. You have a larger-than-life load of homework, sports practice for two hours ... You can't focus because your family won't stop arguing, and you really just feel done. We've all ...
Janelle Ouellet2 months ago
Mental Illness Is a Silent Killer
"I feel anxious and sad all of the time I don't know how to make it stop." This is a statement a friend of mine said to me a week ago. I listened quietly as stoic and silent tears fell from her face. ...
K. Tice2 months ago
The Plights of Mental Illness and Relationships
Hello everyone! To start out, here's a little backstory to get us started. I'm a recovered anorexic whose eating disorder developed as a product of PTSD, most of which stem from childhood abuse and se...
Kari Oakley2 months ago
The Benefits of Nature on Mental Health
If you have ever gone for a walk to feel better after a rough day, you know that being outdoors can have positive effects on the psyche. While expending the energy from walking also provides benefits,...
Iggy Paulsen2 months ago
10 Reasons Why People Are Jerks to You
I remember when I was in college. I was a very insecure person whose eccentric style of dress always ended up making me a target. The way people treated me in college taught me that anyone who tells y...
Duffers Diary2 months ago
Walking Back to Happiness
When you're under pressure, there is always a very strong temptation to rush everywhere, and to take life at a trot. Kids with activities, fitness, lousy commutes, work, responsibilities all take larg...
Michelle Schultz2 months ago
Asking for Help
Help. Help! HELP! It's a hard thing to do; asking for help. Especially in certain situations. A lot of the time, we straight up refuse help because either we don't want to bother people, we were raise...
Alice Schellinger2 months ago
It's Okay, and So Are You
Whenever we are gloomy about the state of our lives, it often shows in our body language, in our facial expressions, and in the ways that we respond to others. Often, we are asked the age-old question...
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Leah Pollick2 months ago
The Process
There are so many ways to handle mental health issues and I can honestly say I've tried several different approaches. My most prominent approach however, would definitely be avoiding and ignoring it. ...
Paulina Pachel2 months ago
The Most Underrated Crisis: Quarter Life Crisis
It’s 2017 in Chicago. Harsh windy day as it is January and I just landed my first full-time job, on my 22nd birthday shortly three weeks after graduating college. I cancelled a trip to LA with my best...
Mardoll Gatsby2 months ago
Healing Is Not a Yoga Pose
One thing that I cannot stand about this "inspiration culture" that millennials have created is that we beautify healing. My generation has made everyone (mostly each other, really) believe that it’s ...
Rose Walker2 months ago
There Is Always Something to Be Thankful For
You may sometimes or often have days where you feel deeply sad and/or fed up about life. Maybe it's your home life, finances, job, friends, relationships, mental health, or the many other factors that...
Bethany Ashlyn2 months ago
Living with Self-Doubt
There is something more crippling then our political war going on, and it is sitting in our homes. It is that little bubble of self-doubt. It creeps in when we least expect it and it latches on like a...