What is Acceptance and Committment Therapy?

You may have heard of ACT, with ACT standing for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but you may not be sure regarding what this treatment actually entails. There is no need to worry, as this is exactly what this post has been designed for. Keep on reading to discover everything you need to know about it and what it includes. First and foremost, it is vital to touch upon who ACT therapy is suitable for. This psychotherapy treatment is ideal for anyone that suffers from one of the following issues – stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, depression,…

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Dark Days: Coping With The Worst Days In …

Dark Days: Coping With The Worst Days In Depression Recovery

When you are working your way through depression recovery, you will find that things feel a lot better on the whole. You won’t be plagued with negative thoughts and emotions quite as much, and will start to think that your life and mental health are finally back on track. However, that doesn’t mean that the darkest days of depression are finally behind you. Many people who are going through the recovery period will still find that they wake up and face a bad day of depressive thoughts ahead of them. Even though they may not be as frequent as what…

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Supporting Someone That’s Coping With An Eating …

Supporting Someone That’s Coping With An Eating Disorder

When someone you love or someone that’s in your life, is suffering from an eating disorder, it can be heartbreaking. You want to do everything you possibly can do to help. However, when it’s something you’ve not experienced yourself, how can you support them?     Seek Professional Help The first thing to offer them is professional help. This gives your friend or relative, the best chance at getting better but they might not want it or refuse it at first. It’s a difficult subject to broach but one that should be done often. You might catch them in a…

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Things I wish I knew about supporting friends …

Things I wish I knew about supporting friends with mental illness

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Sifa Poulton, who is a blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   In sixth-form, I was part of a very close-knit group of five friends. Within two weeks,…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s More Than Just …

Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s More Than Just A Feeling

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Aliyah Brody, who is a blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   It’s late fall in the Northern hemisphere & winter is fast approaching. Holiday jingles play in…

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Coping with PTSD During the Holidays

Coping with PTSD During the Holidays

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Mariah, who is a mental health advocate I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Anyone with mental illness realizes the struggle that holidays bring up. While the caroling is…

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Grief Around the Holidays

Grief Around the Holidays

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Kyra of A Book-Bound Girl, who is a book blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Isn’t it? Not always,…

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