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It’s May, and mental health awareness month has started. Every year I look forward to the social media programming: the people who share stories of recovery, those receiving support for their current struggles, and the community of providers on social media sharing amazing mental health content. …

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Since the beginning, humans have needed others — regardless of gender, ethnicity, or geographic location, we are social creatures. Quality relationships make us happier, healthier, and more productive. Social support buffers stress and fulfills an important psychological need to belong and feel accepted by others.

In an ideal, harmonious world…

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“The studies point in one direction: Nature is not only nice to have, but it’s a have-to-have for physical health and cognitive function.”

Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health, Yale Environment 360

Silicon Valley startup bros act like nature is something you can recreate by making a…

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Exposure therapy is commonly understood as a treatment for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). OCD is a disorder rooted in obsessions and compulsions. These obsessions can usually form from an anxiety someone has relating to their obsession.

I have experienced OCD for many years. For me, I experience deep anxiety about…

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“Don’t buy that, it has way too many calories per serving.”

My ears perk up, my eyes still on the cereal I was buying, but my mind now fully consumed by the conversation going on in the next aisle.

“Yeah, you won’t be able to stop yourself at only five…

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“Oversharing? Not vulnerability; I call it floodlighting. … A lot of times we share too much information as a way to protect us from vulnerability.” — Brene Brown

We can probably all think of that one friend who posts entirely too much personal information on their social media, or asks…

Invisible Illness

We don't talk enough about mental health.

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