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Mental Health Awareness Month: OCD

Mental Health Awareness Month: OCD

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in May, I’ll be breaking down the basics of mental illnesses you said you wanted to read more about.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: PTSD

Mental Health Awareness Month: PTSD

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in May, I’ll be breaking down the basics of mental illnesses you said you wanted to read more about.

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Protocols for Sadness

In the previous installment of Mental Health Monday, we covered some basics on stress, anxiety and depression and shared useful, professional resources for seeking help.

Seeing a therapist, whether a psychologist or psychiatrist, is a step in the right direction to helping you better handle your mental health.

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All about being S.A.D. (and when it might be time to get help)

All about being S.A.D. (and when it might be time to get help)

“I feel sad.”

I don’t know how many times that sentence has tumbled from between my lips with the heavy sigh that preceded it. Always tired and always sad.

Sometimes I don’t think people actually want to know if other people are “okay.” But when I say I’m sad, people usually respond along the lines of “Aw, why? Let’s go get coffee and you can tell me all about it.”

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What do you know?

To answer my own question, I think you know a lot.

This week, I’d like to learn more about you. When I started Mental Health Monday, I wanted it to be an open conversation. I want to hear your thoughts and experiences. Below you will find a survey about stress, anxiety and depression. (You can also use this link to the Google Form.) It is 100% anonymous.

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Unplug

Unplug

Last week, I got into an argument with a Facebook troll.

It was a typical run-of-the-mill argument about why protecting the environment is important and pollution is bad. But what bothered me about this argument is he said he clicked onto my profile to find out more about me.

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

I was a messy kid. You know, the kind you see in movies growing up, who decide to bake a cake or turn the living room into an art museum and have to scramble to clean before mom and dad get home from work. How does a messy kid clean (regardless of amount of time, honestly)? Sweep it under the rug, shove it in the closet, and if there’s space left from the last fiasco, under the bed.

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