Raising Mental Health Awareness – Why and How to Do it

Raising Mental Health Awareness – Why and How to Do it

This is a guest post by Sam, with Depression for Teens. 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health illness, yet 9 out of 10 face stigma and discrimination because of it. In this post I will go over why you should help raise mental health awareness. Why Don’t People Talk About Mental Health? Mainly because they are scared of being judged by other people. Society degrades mental illness as something to be embarrassed about. Here are some facts…

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Healthy Thinking: Why YOU Aren’t the Problem (Free Printable)

Healthy Thinking: Why YOU Aren’t the Problem (Free Printable)

Do you ever feel down in the dumps? Last week, I wrote a post called What Road Rage Taught Me About Life, where I discussed unhealthy thinking patterns related to the Fundamental Attribution Error. Gosh, what is the Fundamental Attribution Error? Well… go back and read my post! It explains the science behind this powerful principle. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how to apply that science. And I have a printable worksheet you can use to work through…

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For the Weak Pretender

For the Weak Pretender

I’m a wreck. Deep within me, there’s this desire to be perfect, and perfectly independent. I don’t want to have to rely on anyone. Because deep down, there’s very few people I actually trust…. So… just let me take care of myself. I mean, be my friend, yes! And hang out with me. Because I need to know that I’m loved. Buuut… just don’t make me have to rely on you…. I know the day will inevitably come when you…

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Peace and Faith in God

Peace and Faith in God

Hello friends! Thanks for joining me for another devotional time. I’m starting to really enjoy these, and I hope you are too! Today’s reading: 2 Timothy 1:6-10 I enjoy asking myself a key question as I meditate on Scripture. It often brings a passage to life in fresh ways! So today, I look at this passage and ask myself: What does this passage say about peace and faith in God? Here were a few thoughts that came to mind: v. 6 – “…fan…

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What Road Rage Taught Me About Life

What Road Rage Taught Me About Life

Honestly, I have never struggled with road rage. Ever. I follow all the rules and I’m a complete saint on the road. In fact, people adore me, and Matthew West even once wrote a love song dedicated to my gorgeous driving skills! … …. yeeeah… If you’ve ever ridden in the car with me, you know that’s not true! I can’t count the number of times someone has cut me off in traffic and then slowed down, forcing me to hit the brakes like a…

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“Worrying Doesn’t Help”

“Worrying Doesn’t Help”

“Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying?” -Matthew 6:27 In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus encourages us not to worry. But sometimes, after reading that passage, I find myself worrying even more. I’m so performance driven, that I worry about my ability to not worry. Geez, we are silly creatures!! Verse 27 above became real to me this past weekend. I had published a blog post and was concerned how someone might respond to it. And I…

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Monday Montage – My Favorite Posts from This Week’s Problogger Challenge

Monday Montage – My Favorite Posts from This Week’s Problogger Challenge

Hi friends! This past week, I have been participating in a 7-day blogging challenge with ProBlogger. It’s a super awesome blogging tutorial website, and creator Darren Rowse is the best!! Anyway, that’s why my blog appears to have come back to life after several months of near silence! I’ve enjoyed this blogging challenge so much. We’ve been part of a Facebook group, and the camaraderie has been simply amazing! I’ve met so many new friends, explored many new blogging styles, and…

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Called Out of Darkness

Called Out of Darkness

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” –1 Peter 2:9-10 How amazing that, as Christians, we have been rescued from darkness! Except that some of us still feel…

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What is Your Bedtime Routine?

What is Your Bedtime Routine?

Back in April, I wrote a blog post in which I shared my bedtime routine. Since I struggle with anxiety and had a high stress job at the time, I really needed a routine to help establish a sense of normality. Preparing my lunches and picking out my outfit the night before also helped me go to bed with a greater sense of peace, because I knew things would be ready in the morning. I must confess, I haven’t been great about…

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How to Find a Therapist

How to Find a Therapist

One common question I hear is: how do I find a therapist? Maybe you’ve finally decided to get some counseling, but you just don’t know where to start. Here are some simple steps you can follow: 1. What kind of therapist should I see? Psychiatrist – a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatric illness. Their main function is to diagnose and prescribe medicine. Once this is complete, they often refer you to a psychologist or LPC for counseling. Psychologist –…

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