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How To Comfort Someone With Depression (By Someone With Depression)

Depression can be a powerful force in a person’s life. It brings very unique and diverse forms of pain, it makes people feel and do things they wouldn’t normally, and it also causes very counterintuitive and confusing symptoms, making it notoriously difficult to soothe. Compiled here is a list of tips for comforting a depressed… Continue reading How To Comfort Someone With Depression (By Someone With Depression)

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Notice Your Self-Judgements

My therapist is a godsend. Specifically: I have been admitted to the psychiatric hospital so many times I can’t even remember all of them anymore (I have borderline personality disorder, which accounts for something like a quarter of psych hospitalizations, according to this study). There’s a strict procedure for discharging patients, which in my experience… Continue reading Notice Your Self-Judgements

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You’re Not Your Disease, Probably

I frequently wrestle with identity ambiguity. Daily, I find myself obsessing over that haunting question, “Who am I?” It’s already a hard enough dilemma as it is, without my mental illness complicating everything.  Ever since I found out I have pathological disturbances of mood, I frequently catch myself oscillating between two opposite modes of thought:… Continue reading You’re Not Your Disease, Probably

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Mental Health Tip of the Day: When no options are good… …choose the least awful one.

Nurturing your mental health means making headache-inducing decisions every day, like should you take a shower when it feels like the hardest thing in the world to do, should you get out of bed to see your therapist when sleeping is so easy, should you take your meds when they have so many side effects.… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: When no options are good… …choose the least awful one.