Mental healthcare access varies by state. When I moved from downstate to upstate New York, I had a hard time finding mental healthcare services that were appropriate for my conditions. There were resources available, but therapists were overbooked. Specialists didn’t know anything about Borderline Personality Disorder or trichotillomania. The realization that my perfect new home […]
As some of you may know, I’m currently in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for Borderline Personality Disorder. Last week, we talked about self-soothe strategies that involve using your five senses to calm you down. Using your senses, you can effectively calm yourself down during times of high distress. I personally love channeling sounds and […]
I’ve created this 15-Day Gratitude Challenge to encourage you to find something to be positive about every day. Try not to judge yourself for what you celebrate.
To keep track of your progress, you can either write in a notebook, share on social media with the hashtag #goodnewschallenge, or follow my daily posts on Instagram at @briannafae.blog. I’ll be posting the good news prompts every day for you to comment on, starting on November 15th, 2017. Feel free to mix up the order for these prompts as you see fit!
Although mental health isn’t talked about much in pop culture, it sometimes make an appearance in music. Since music is such a powerful artistic medium that helps people with their mental health journeys, I’ve decided to compile a list with songs about mental health. When I learned about distress tolerance skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, […]
When it comes to supporting your significant other with their anxiety symptoms, it’s the small things that make all the difference. This post includes tips that anyone can utilize. You don’t have to be trained in suicide prevention or mental illnesses to help your partner! Use these suggestions to help your partner get through their anxiety, and to show them that you’re there for them.
World Suicide Prevention Day is quickly approaching on September 10th. Each year, To Write Love On Her Arms runs a campaign to boost conversations around suicide prevention. This year, their campaign slogan is “Stay. Find out what you were made for.”
In this post, I’ll be offering advice on how to navigate college while also dealing with a mental illness.
I’ve wanted to write this post for some time, but I was hesitant because I personally don’t struggle with ADHD. I didn’t want to write a post that misrepresented the struggles of people with this condition. Even after talking to people with ADHD, receiving positive feedback, and editing it a million times, I was still […]
The most basic tasks can feel like excruciating activities when there are days, when you can’t even get out of bed. There exists a need for self-care suggestions that take into account our daily struggles.