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14 Things I’ve Learned in Two Years

14 Things I’ve Learned in Two Years

Two years ago, I wrote up a post on my (now relatively dead) Tumblr recounting 10 things I had learn in the last three months. And as I was thinking about what I wanted to tell you, reader, as I embark on another journey of “blogging attempts,” I realized I wanted to revisit those 10 things and also add a few more.

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Through the Roof by Valerie

Through the Roof by Valerie

[Editor’s Note: The following post is a submission. If you are interested in submitting, read till the end.]

This work of prose details what it’s like for me to live with my anxiety day after day. It goes on to address how I combat my anxiety on a daily basis. I also offer advice on how to deal with anxiety for others who live with it as well. I am always look for ways to inspire others and help them through situations I’ve already been through do that they can have an easier time than maybe I did. That’s my goal with telling my story on my mental health.

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5 Movies About Mental Health That Got It (Mostly) Right

5 Movies About Mental Health That Got It (Mostly) Right

If you read our previous post on Dissociative Identity Disorder, then you’ll know that mental illnesses often have a poor and inaccurate representation in media and pop culture.

And while some people in Hollywood don’t get it, others come pretty close to portraying mental health in accurate, relatable ways.

Here are my top 5 picks for movies about mental health that got it (mostly) right.

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Where in the World is Mental Health Monday?

Where in the World is Mental Health Monday?

Hey friends.

No, don’t worry, Mental Health Monday isn’t gone and will be picking back up starting with this post.

It’s been a while since I’ve last posted, and I’d like to give some insight as to why.

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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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Some things are more important

Some things are more important

The last few days have been a doozy.

I woke up Thursday feeling lethargic. I actually spent the whole day in bed, watching movies. The next day, my period started, and the following, everything I tried to do seemed to fall apart. I was beating myself up.

I always have ways of pulling myself out of a funk, but the usual methods weren’t working. Baking? Nope. Movies? Maybe “Speak” wasn’t the best choice. Write this blog? With what words? What’s the point? By the time I thought to try something else, I had expended all my energy.

So I spent three days lying in bed and watching movies because I couldn’t bring myself to do anything else.

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