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 […]
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.
Day 9 of my 30-Day Self Care Challenge was to make a list of the things that make you happy. I stuck that in there because it can be hard to consider the positives when life can be so difficult for us. Sometimes, it feels like those positive things don’t even exist. When every day […]
Trichitollomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out the hair on their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or anywhere else. Attempts to stop lead to distress and are usually unsuccessful. Sometimes, people call it “trich” because it’s shorter. I’ve been dealing with trichotillomania since I was 14, and I tug at my hair nearly […]
An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times. It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home. I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.
This post contains affiliate links for which I receive monetary compensation when a code is used. It’s December! That means it’s officially holiday season. It also marks the beginning of a financially stressful period for anyone who’s tight on money. It can feel like it’s impossible to give generously without breaking the bank. Even if you […]
Many Americans are frustrated with the results of the presidential election- I know I am. For many of us, it feels as though the next 4 years will be a constant fight to preserve our rights. It’s hard to put a positive spin on the election outcome, and honestly, I’m not going to try to. […]
Whether you’re studying for your midterms this week, you have work to prepare, or your finals are looming over your head, most college students can relate to the feeling of needing a break. After working your butt off, you deserve to take some time to yourself! If you want to take a short break before […]
People stigmatize anxiety and depression on a daily basis. I decided to compile some of the obnoxious responses to anxiety and depression into Bingo boards. If you were to mark off every box that contains something you’ve dealt with, would you wind up with a Bingo? I made these to help bring awareness to the judgement […]