15 Facts About Me | I Am More Than Chronic/Mental Illness

I know I write a lot about chronic illness and mental illness here on my blog but I have more to my life outside of those illnesses as well. I wanted to show that all though these illnesses take over a large part of my life and impact me everyday, they are not the only …

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10 Mental Health Coping Skills I Actually Use

1. Deep breathing This sound like an obvious one but it really helps me. The technique I use is 4 seconds of breaths in, hold for 4, out for 4, hold for 4, and repeat. It helps if you draw a square in the air with your finger while doing this. 2. Journaling I love …

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An Honest Mental Health Update | My Experience in a Mental Hospital

*TW/CW suicidal thoughts, self-harm, therapy, medication, hospitalization...etc.   I have been declining for a while now with severe depression and anxiety. When I started a new medication it worked at first and then it stopped for some unknown reason. For some reason this medication severely impacted my bipolar disorder and I began to cycle even …

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How I Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment

The Night Before | Update Medical Binder I have a medical binder with a list of my symptoms, current medications, and other pertinent medical information. I also keep past appointment records and information about conditions that may be relevant to look in to. I find that keeping everything related to my health in one binder …

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