#MHBlogFam Comment Pods

The Mental Health Blog Family, or #MHBlogFam, is a network of mental health bloggers who help each other by supporting one another and our blogs. I recently set up a comment pod system for any and all mental health bloggers. All members in each comment pod have committed to commenting on each other’s blog posts (minimum of one) per month. There are three different levels of comment pods so that you can decide which commitment is best for you.   Gold Comment Pod Our Gold comment pods have a maximum of 16 members. This means that you will receive a…

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My Life as a Manic-Depressive

I’m sometimes not sure what mental health-related topic to cover on my blog. When this happens, I really only do one thing: ask Twitter! Everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing on Twitter is truly wonderful and, even though I’ve never met any of them in person, I still consider them acquaintances, friends, and even colleagues. This may sound silly or bizarre to social butterflies or to people who have thriving social lives, but neither of those describe me at all. Haha. I’ve been unsure of what to write lately and for the past three weeks I…

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The Night my Husband and I Talked

My husband and I talked yesterday evening. I’m not talking about a “Hey baby, how was your day?” type of conversation, though I’m not implying that that’s not a meaningful conversation to have. I’m referring to a heart to heart conversation, which is something we haven’t done in at least three or four months. I didn’t even realize how long it has been until I typed that last sentence… Wow. How have we gone three or four months without having a conversation? It’s mostly due to life and our mundane routines. I only recently realized how little we have been…

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What depression is really like

Post updated on October 4, 2019. I was first diagnosed with depression in 2009 or 2010. The psychiatrist I saw told me that it was a “mild case,” of depression, wrote me a prescription, and sent me on my way. I never got the prescription refilled because, not only was I under the assumption that the medication would cause me to be zoned out all the time, but I didn’t have insurance so I knew I likely wouldn’t even be able to afford it. In reality, I just had no idea what my diagnosis really meant. I was uneducated on…

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The Mental Health Awareness Project

The Mental Health Awareness Project, or MHAP, is a project that was established to help spread more awareness on mental illnesses and disorders, and mental health topics. It is a consistent and on-going awareness project that lasts throughout the year. During each month, we will inform and discuss a specific mental illness or disorder, or mental health-related topic. The judgment, ignorance, and stigma surrounding these topics never rest, so why should we? We won’t stop talking about it until mental health becomes an acceptable conversation topic. We deserve to be able to talk about our mental health so that we…

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