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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Coping with a Myriad of Emotions During the …

Coping with a Myriad of Emotions 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 Jeremy Emery, 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!   What can I say about Christmas that you don’t already know? The cheesy Christmas…

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A Mental Health Holiday Gift Guide

A Mental Health Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays aren’t always easy for those of us with a mental illness. For some, it can bring up bouts of depression, anxiety, or even a PTSD flare up. However, there are some things that can make the holidays a little bit easier for those who suffer with these debilitating disorders. Here’s some of my top picks for gifts for someone who has a mental illness. These certainly aren’t the only things that are acceptable, and I definitely do not intend to be stereotypical in any way, but these are some thoughtful things that can help put your friend or…

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