Category: Educate Yourself

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Take a Breath

Often times we try so hard to please others, we forget about ourselves. We try so hard to become someone we’re not, even someone we’re uncomfortable being. And then there’s the problem of overcommitting....

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Finding a better coping skill

Dealing with negative emotions often requires finding coping skills that work for you. These are important tools that help people process anxiety, anger, and sadness. However, when someone turns to a negative or destructive...

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It’s Okay to Want Attention

There are several reasons why people may be hesitant when it comes to opening up about mental health, and especially mental illness. Stigma still plays a large part, while others may feel that what...

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Tension Headaches

  Have you ever had the headache where it feels like your head is just being squeezed by a million rubber bands? If you have, this is a tension headache and they are most...

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Acknowledging Feelings

It is natural in life to have highs and lows. As I have gotten older I have realized the importance of acknowledgement and acceptance. I can feel however I feel in the moment, but...

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Digital Overload

How many devices do you have? Do you have a phone, laptop, tablet, and wearable? How about an ebook reader? How many social media accounts do you have?  If all those questions feel overwhelming, that’s because the amount...

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Setting Boundaries

Moderator Note: This post mentions navigating conflict with family members along with an update from the author after a few weeks. If you feel you are in crisis, please see our Crisis Resource Page...

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Taming the Mental Monster

Hello everyone! I am really excited to be a part of the SOVA blog. As someone who has been experiencing anxiety for the past 5 years, writing is an outlet for me. It is...