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Motivational Monday! — Fightmsdaily

Good morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you were able to enjoy Mother’s Day! My weekend was very uneventful, which was nice and allowed for me to clean the house way more that I have been doing lately. My husband and I did not get to see our mothers on Sunday […]

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#WordlessWednesday: The Merry Month of May — Art by Rob Goldstein

It seems there are as many ways of doing “Wordless Wednesday” as there are bloggers. I define ‘wordless’ as non-verbal, which is why I include music in my #WordlessWednesday post. I prefer symphonies, and flash mobs because they are wordless examples of our collaborative genius of as a species. This Mozart piano concerto played and conducted […]

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April 2019 Newsletter: What is Depression and How Can We Manage It? — Guest Blogger Damon Ashworth Psychology

Ministry of Health Vanuatu What is Depression? On average, 1-in-5 people will experience Depression at some stage of their lives. It is normal for people to experience short periods of sadness. Although some people may say that they are depressed if they feel sad at times, Depression, formally known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a […]

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Children’s Books Explaining Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar Parents Need To See This — Guest Blogger The Dopamine Queen

Did you know the Dopamine royal family doesn’t stop at the queen? That’s right, there are two princes and one princess of dopamine as well. My kids are young, 8, 6 and 6 months. I knew early on I would have to talk to them about my bipolar disorder. It wasn’t until my oldest was […]

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Why do People Self-Harm? — Guest Blogger The Psych Talk

Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, usually done without the intent of suicide. Self harm has a stigma attached to it, with non-suffers often assuming the only reason for this behaviour is to garner ‘attention’. However, this behaviour is often routed in psychological suffering and provides […]

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A Medicinal History Of The Dopamine Queen — Guest Blogger The Dopamine Queen

Zoloft Prozac Risperidone Lexapro Xanax Lithium Lamictal None lol who needs meds Zyprexa Pristique Remeron Paxil Trazadone Abilify Wellbutrin Diazepam Fifteen. Fifteen drugs in countless combinations over fifteen years. My liver and kidneys are straight up not having a good time. My life expectancy has dropped nine years because of it. It’s been a long […]

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Featured Blogger, April: John Howell — Art by Rob Goldstein

This month’s Featured Blogger is John Howell. From John’s profile page: John writes thriller fiction novels and short stories. His story Cold Night Out won an honorable mention in Writers Digest Popular Fiction contest this year. He also won first place in the Kurt Vonnegut Kilgore Trout novel contest, celebrating Kurt Vonnegut as an author. His short […]

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This Body — Owning It

This bodyEntwined of graceAnimalIntelligentSinewyPrecisionExposed This bodySolid On frameNoble of purpose Carved in pursuit. This bodyyou taught to hateStands unfurled Defiant to your indignitiesGlowing in now This bodyyou played to snuffBreathes deep This bodyyou stoleHarbors incomfort and council This body is mine To build as I see fit How dare you dare. As witness This body […]

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Ten Ways to Live Life Better With Chronic Illness — Guest Blogger Fighting With Fibro

Life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I intended, to say the least. And in the beginning, when I was sickest, I was angry and full of pain and disappointment over getting sick. I had a difficult time seeing through the haze of loss and resentment to realize that I still had choices left in […]

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Do You Have Any Good Self-Harm Alternatives? — Guest Blogger The Dopamine Queen

Two years ago I started volunteering as a crisis counselor. 15 years after starting my journey, I was talking people off the ledge I had made a home of. The higher ups sent out links to videos and PDF files regularly to arm us with the best weapons to fight people fighting themselves. The most […]

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Official Announcement And a Little Speech — Art by Rob Goldstein

Before I start shooting random senseless posts let me make the official announcement. People of WordPress, my Debut book is finally available on amazon website on following link: Swinging Sanity I am trying hard not to be emotional but I’m failing miserably. I would never ever be able to do it had I not landed here.…

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Look/See — Owning It

Identity vibrates between states, skittling and shaking, hints of vaporous solids anchor the ends. False states are mingled in and overlaid. Aspirations tinged with hope, mislead. Opinion and insight can reveal, but not transmute ownership. I have a collection of facts, pasted and stapled to each other in the form of a man. He’s a […]

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Toddle On — Owning It

Throughout the process I am encountering a number of challenges. Discarded candy wrappers beck and call me from the gutter. Tanning products exist in a matrix of superfluous information. Can workouts ever be productive enough?. But by far the most difficult for me is staying positive. Again I plunged into a negative space while sending […]

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Trauma-Stroke: Trauma Blocks the Frontal Lobes – “Verbal Physiotherapy” Can Unblock Them — A Blog About Healing From PTSD

The following three paragraphs are an excerpt from an article by Bob Johnson, MD, entitled Trauma Blocks the Frontal Lobes – “Verbal Physiotherapy” Can Unblock Them, published by Mad In America on 16 October 2018: “Way back in 1996, in his book Traumatic Stress (page 193), following groundbreaking work with traumatised people, [Dr. Bessel van der Kolk] […]

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WHAT IS FOSTER CARE? WHAT PROGRAM DID CHIEF & I CHOOSE? — The Life of A Therapist

A few months ago, I shared with you my journey to becoming a foster parent. Since writing Becoming A Foster Parent, I have been asked several questions regarding different foster care programs. Today, I will provide some insight into foster care programs. Be mindful, this is also dependant on your state and the foster care agency […]

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