Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

It's hard to stay positive when you have a mental or other chronic illness. Gratitude can help. Read 15 inspirational quotes that will help you to cope. | #gratitude #chronicillness #bipolar #spoonie #mentalillness

Gratitude is a powerful tool. This is true for everyone, but especially essential for those dealing with chronic illness. Find the extra shot of strength you need from the following 15 inspirational quotes. Events in life are frequently overwhelming. When you throw chronic or mental illness into the mix, it can be downright unbearable. However, … Continue reading Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

The End - a Poem about despair and reaching rock bottom. #poem #poetry #poet

I have agonized a little about sharing this poem. It's been on my mind quite a bit, especially with the recent celebrity suicides dominating the news headlines. The poem is dark, so it may not be the best read for everyone, especially if you are already feeling down and depressed. However, my number one purpose … Continue reading The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

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What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness It was a few minutes before midnight. The middle-aged couple was coming home from a fundraiser. Several emergency vehicles had passed them, but they paid them little attention. They lived in the city after all. As they neared their home, the wife was first … Continue reading What to Do When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness

Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success

What time did you get up today? What time did you get up last Sunday? What time will you get up tomorrow? Does it affect mental health? It may seem a little odd to start a blog post with questions about what time you get up. There is a reason, though. Consistency, especially for mental … Continue reading Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Journaling

Why You Should Journal Everyone should be doing it. The benefits are numerous. Journaling is an essential tool for a healthy mind. Dear Diary. Ha! There’s no need to ever use those words. Unless you really want to. They have been a trusted prompt for many a teenage girl, and likely more than a few … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Journaling

12 Signals That Point to Bipolar Disorder

Frequently hard to diagnose, bipolar disorder tends to be a moving target. While a physician only gets a brief look into the life of the patient, it is often up to family and friends to provide the necessary context that can help lead to a proper diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been … Continue reading 12 Signals That Point to Bipolar Disorder

Why Men Don’t Get Help

You know one. You probably know more than one. If you really thought about it, you might know a dozen or more, and wonder why men don't get help. Who are they? Men suffering from depression or another mental illness. If you know me, that’s one you know right there. Except I got help. Disclaimer: I … Continue reading Why Men Don’t Get Help