Mental Health

Alternatives to Self Harm

Put a rubber band or hair tie on your wrist and snap it whenever you feel the urge to self harm Draw on yourself with non-toxic markers Write on a piece of paper how you feel and rip it up Distract yourself by watching YouTube videos or taking a hot shower Go for a run Scream into your pillow Put…

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Mental Health and Social Media

Image Courtesy of Pixabay Social media is a big influence on our generation. It can impact us on a day-to-day basis. There are many pros and cons to social media and its relation to mental health. Treating your mental health right is an important factor when it comes to social media. I have schizoaffective disorder. This is a combination of…

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50 Simple Self-Care Ideas

Talk a walk around your neighborhood Take a hot shower or bath Drink hot tea Paint your nails Do a face mask Make your bed Brush your teeth Fold your laundry Listen to a guided meditation Light a candle Clip your nails Prepare a meal Color/draw/paint Volunteer Plan an outfit Listen to music Read a book Talk to a friend/family…

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Making Friends and Mental Health

My Experience with Friends I didn’t notice how difficult it was to make friends until 5th grade when, for the first time, I didn’t really have any. Before then people would just be my friend. One girl even asked my mom for a play date with me. In the fourth grade, I remember following around these two girls who I…

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Periods and Mental Health

*I am not affiliated with the links in this post* My Experience I have schizoaffective disorder. This is a mix between schizophrenia and a mood disorder, in my case depression. I also have a few anxiety disorders as well. Those include, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. My period is pretty consistent. I bleed for about 5 days…

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Mental Health, Schizoaffective

My Favorite Videos and Blog about Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia The TED talk is by a woman named Cecilia McGough. She talks about how schizophrenia has impacted her life and shares her experiences with the illness. She also runs a non-profit organization named Students with Schizophrenia. Sometimes (I’m schizoaffective)/All the Time (I’m human) This video was created by the username Jonny Benjamin 1 on…

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