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How Our Subconscious Controls Us
Theories of the unconscious mind varied widely between physiological groups, from the unconscious being a vault of traumatic memories, socially acceptable desires and painful emotions to the idea that the unconscious mind is merely a collection of the cognitive process that has no affect on our behavior and aren't aware of. Luckily, we now know through extensive research and a significant amount of proof that the unconscious mind is no less controlling, flexible, complex, action- oriented or deliberative that its coequal.
In and Out: My Year in the Asylum
"I would rather die than live here." Those were the words that I spoke to my Dad when my BPD was at its worst, after a long night of arguing and endless fighting, I was tired. Looking back I don't even remember what caused my distress, the only thing I do remember is feeling forsaken by the people that I loved and that my life no longer held any meaning to me, I was alone with a shattered glass heart and I wanted my pain and suffering to end once and for all.
Diagnosed with Bipolar
I always knew my mind worked differently. I could see things most people would not even notice. I observe everything, from the way a person breathes to the emotion behind their words. For a minute there being so different was okay. Reality hit, I am who I am because of past trauma and that trauma brought on my bipolar.
Living Life as a Christian with Depression
I'm not sure exactly when it became a "thing" but for some reason, if you tell someone that you have depression, their first thought is
5 Tips on Dealing With Anxiety From an Anxious 22-Year-Old
All mental health problems can be a drag, but today I’m going to talk about anxiety as its the one on my mind (quite literally). The way we experience anxiety does not only vary from person to person, it can change day to day. Because of this, I have developed things that help me cope with my middling to bad days which I thought I would share because it might help someone if they feel the same. So here are five tips from an anxious 22-year-old:
How To Deal with Narcissists
"Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings." – Wikipedia
Kicking Depression to the Curb
When I was 14, I made the decision to end it all. And failed. I know, I just punched you in the face with that, but bear with me.
Best Gifts for Someone With Depression
Say you or someone you know has been stuck in a deep depression for some time and you aren't quite sure what to do about it. Dealing with depression can be tough, and you aren't exactly a doctor so you might want to cool it with the mental health advice, but there is something thoughtful you can do: buy them a gift.
World Mental Health Day: The Important Topic No One Is Talking About
Today is World Mental Health Day, which you probably didn’t know. You might not have even known that World Mental Health Day is a thing that happens every single year, but now you do and you definitely should care. World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year with the main intention of raising public awareness of mental health issues and increasing efforts in order to achieve better mental health. It is a day for global mental health education and advocacy against social stigmas that so frequently surround various mental health issues. Every year, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on people's lives worldwide.
According to psychology today, the definition of an eating disorder is, “The persistent disturbance of eating patterns that lead to poor physical or psychological health”.
How to Survive School with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder has an awful stigma attached to its name. Chances are, if you mention your experience with it to a stranger, they'll either respond with something like, "I think I might be bipolar because sometimes my attitudes change kinda fast," or they'll not-so-subtly scoot away, their hand reaching for their pepper spray should you do anything unpredictable.
When Depression Feels like Rage
Recently I have been dealing with a lot of changes in my life, something that can be difficult for most people, much less a person dealing with mental health issues. However, the emotions I felt during all of these changes were much different from anything I had experienced before. It sent me to the internet, searching for others who had gone through a similar experience. I wondered if something else was wrong with me, or if I had finally snapped. Why? Because I was angry.