Category: LINKS

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Reading about Mental Illness

How much do you actually know about depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses you suffer from, or know people who suffer from them? Educating myself was a huge step towards recovery for me: It...

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Inside Our Minds

Insideourminds.org is a website that features personal interviews with people who have mental health diagnoses. It also includes a podcast and a community where people can connect with peers. Here are some excerpts: “My Illness is My Responsibility”...

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Circle of 6

Imagine you are in a sticky situation: you need a ride home, you’re scared of where you are, you need someone to lend an ear… Here is an app that might help. Circle of...

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TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored,they get stronger. Psychologists call this amplification. In this talk, Susan David discusses the concept of emotional agility—allowing ourselves to really feel our negative...

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App Review: Self-Help for Anxiety Management

Are you interested in creating a day-to-day multidimensional picture of what your anxiety looks like and how to manage it? Check out the free app called “Self-Help for Anxiety Management”—or, the SAM app. It’s...

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Stop Anxiety with Hypnosis

Apps are available for everything these days, including your mental health and well-being. One app available is Anxiety Relief Hypnosis. The idea behind the app is it helps reduce anxiety and fear by improving...

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Hang Out Online in the “Facing Us Clubhouse”

This is the Facing Us Clubhouse. Each room has something special to help young people with symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder. There are six “rooms” in the clubhouse, each with fun and useful...

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Prioritizing Yourself

One of the most important things I have learned on my mental health journey is that it’s okay to be self-centered. In fact, you NEED to be self-centered to some degree. It’s so easy...

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Keep Calm and Listen to White Noise

Sometimes you might want to listen to something while you’re reading, working, or trying to relax but music is too distracting. Try a “white noise” app or website! On noisy summer nights, you can...