Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

by See Original Link • August 30, 2018

My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are you?” is such a knee-jerk opening line… Read More »


How To Reduce Screen Time In The Digital Age

by See Original Link • August 21, 2018

Smartphones have transformed modern life in more ways than anyone could have imagined. They enable 24/7 access to infinite information and tools that help us stay organized, track our fitness, express ourselves and be entertained. However, easy access to these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to high screen time for both children and adults and… Read More »


Traveling With A Mood Disorder

by See Original Link • August 10, 2018

I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a place where I’m comfortable talking openly about it. Nowadays, I’m really open, because I work as a travel blogger, connecting with people and places for a living. I actually started… Read More »


Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

by See Original Link • August 1, 2018

What does it mean to be a peer support specialist? To me, it means providing a voice for people when they struggle in finding their own. It means advocating for people, encouraging their recoveries and even sometimes standing in courtrooms as a show of support. And it often means educating community members and outside providers… Read More »


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