mental health tip of the day

Mental Health Tip of the Day: You Can’t Always Do It (And That’s Okay)

I hate bailing on people. I hate canceling plans at the last minute and I hate making up excuses for it because I don’t want to tell anyone I’m too bipolar to leave my house at that moment. But sometimes, that’s the case - I get depressed or tired spontaneously, and suddenly the plans I… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: You Can’t Always Do It (And That’s Okay)

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Mental Health Tip of the Day: Make Fictional Friends (Carefully)

People need social contact. Even if conversation is hard or unpleasant for you because you’re asocial, or suffer from social anxiety, or have a personality disorder (me, me, and me), etc., you still probably have the drive to make friends, although it might be buried. So compromise: for those days when you need to stay… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: Make Fictional Friends (Carefully)

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Mental Health Tip of the Day: Getting Your Sleep on Track

In this modern world of constant sensory stimulation, it’s hard to stay in a healthy sleep pattern. Especially if you have a mental illness: according to Harvard Medical School, mentally ill people are up to eight times likelier to suffer from chronic sleep issues like insomnia and sleep apnea. However, just about every health professional I’ve talked… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: Getting Your Sleep on Track

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Mental Health Tip of the Day: When in doubt, distract yourself

Seriously, this is some of the best advice you’ll ever get. Whether you’re in crisis or just bored, it’s often extremely helpful to divert your attention to anything but how you’re feeling. That could mean literally anything: watching a favorite movie, going for a five minute walk, listening to music that’s even slightly less depressing… Continue reading Mental Health Tip of the Day: When in doubt, distract yourself