My Favorite Songs About Mental Health – Part 1

You wouldn’t peg many modern songs as promoting good mental health, or sending messages specifically about the mental health field. But as I learn more about the field and the infinite ways positive and negative thinking patterns intersect with real life, I’ve started to find just these messages in all sorts of music. So, with […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Isolation (From Someone Who Hates Being Isolated)

When I was young, I used to spend tons of time alone in my room. A combination of listening to and writing music, painting, writing short stories, and playing with my cats would keep me occupied for hours without feeling lonely. My bedroom was my own, isolated heaven, and at the time there was nowhere […]

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Depression and Free Time – The Importance of Building Your Own Schedule

I have Major Depressive Disorder, and man, free time is so hard for me to handle. When I’m at my internship with a list of set tasks to work on and a busy schedule of clients, paperwork, and meetings, I really thrive. My brain doesn’t have time to wander, I don’t have time to be […]

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How to Foster Better Concentration with this Daily Checklist

Have you ever felt like your mind was running 1 million miles per minute? Like your thoughts are hopping from one topic to another so fast that you can’t just stop and focus on one thing for 5 minutes? Hey, join the club! I don’t know if it’s my smartphone, my work (which requires constant […]

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The Black Dog – Depression

This is a video that I’ve watched several times, both on my own and for my Master’s program. It’s one man’s experience with depression, where he likens his struggle to that of a black dog who follows him around, acting like a shadow that hovers over everything he does. Click here to watch the video. […]

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Wednesday Musings

I don’t have a deep or insightful article for you today. Just some thoughts on how challenging this degree is for me these days, now that I’m in my internship. I did the math today and discovered that I’m way further behind on my hours than I thought I was. Like, I’m 1/6th of the […]

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Resilience – A Personal Perspective

If you search “resilience” on Google, these are some of the things you’ll find: A dictionary definition of the word, stating that resilience is ” the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,” or ” the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.” A Psychology Today resource that links to […]

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5 Ways a Weekly Planner Helps Your Mental Health

Writing in a daily or weekly planner helps you get a bird’s eye view of your day, which helps reduce stress by improving your time management skills. How this works is simple: If you know you’ve got an assignment due on Friday, then you can consciously schedule your time and spread out that work throughout […]

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