brienblatt.com https://brienblatt.com Mental illness from firsthand experience. Awareness, self-help, personal experiences, and more. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 04:36:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://brienblatt.com/wp-content/uploads/bb.png brienblatt.com https://brienblatt.com 32 32 Tips for Maintaining Your Quality of Life with Multiple Sclerosis https://brienblatt.com/blog/quality-of-life-with-multiple-sclerosis/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/quality-of-life-with-multiple-sclerosis/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:14:39 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1368 Photo via Pixabay   Tips for Maintaining Your Quality of Life with Multiple Sclerosis Please note, this is a guest post! Credit is given at the bottom of the article. Although there is no cure, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is not a death sentence. Many people with the condition continue to live long […]

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Stress, money, and a stupid idea https://brienblatt.com/blog/stress-money-and-a-stupid-idea/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/stress-money-and-a-stupid-idea/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:20:12 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1353 Stress, money, and a stupid idea   Note: this post is somewhat twisted. I’m being very open that I am “sick.” You may or may not want to read it. Just a warning. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this, but I’ve been extremely stressed over my financial situation for a long […]

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The Effects of Media on Mental Health https://brienblatt.com/blog/the-effects-of-media-on-mental-health/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/the-effects-of-media-on-mental-health/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:35:56 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1267 Ever wondered if the media has long last-lasting effects on your mental health?

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World Mental Health Day https://brienblatt.com/blog/world-mental-health-day/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/world-mental-health-day/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:15:12 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1164 World Mental Health Day is Today, October 10th. This video is one of my contributions to help with spread awareness and reduce the stigma. World Mental Health Day is observed every year by the World Health Organization. The goal is raise awareness and support for mental health issues. Have you done anything to raise mental […]

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Mental Health Awareness https://brienblatt.com/blog/mental-health-awareness/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/mental-health-awareness/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:02:19 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1160 The week of October 7 to October 13 in the United States of America is Mental Health Awareness Week. Also, October 10th, 2018 is World Mental Health Day.

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How To Help Someone Who Has Mental Illness https://brienblatt.com/blog/how-to-help-someone-who-has-mental-illness/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/how-to-help-someone-who-has-mental-illness/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 14:09:21 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1097 How do you help someone who has mental illness? Does your friend or family member suffer from mental illness, and you’re looking for a way to help them? Sometimes we need to find a way to do that. But how do we? And another important question is — how do we do it without smothering […]

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How Mental Health Stigma Affects Your Life https://brienblatt.com/blog/how-mental-health-stigma-affects-your-life/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/how-mental-health-stigma-affects-your-life/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 14:02:47 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1103 How Mental Health Stigma Affects Your Life Mental illness itself is challenging enough. People suffering from mental health problems struggle with symptoms and their consequences every day. On top of that, they are often challenged by the stereotypes and prejudices that surround mental health problems. Stigma that results from misconceptions about mental health disorders weakens […]

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Prescription drugs? Natural supplements? https://brienblatt.com/blog/prescription-drugs-natural-supplements/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/prescription-drugs-natural-supplements/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:45:01 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=1003 Prescription Drugs? Natural Supplements? Many people with mental illness often take prescription drugs, including myself. But I’ve had somewhat of a dilemma lately, and have been trying out a bunch of natural supplements to help relieve anxiety and other symptoms. It’s funny that I want to stray away from prescription drugs. For a long time, […]

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Serotonin syndrome https://brienblatt.com/blog/serotonin-syndrome/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/serotonin-syndrome/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 22:45:37 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=931 Recently, I’ve been going through a medication adjustment which involved anti-depressants, and I ended up with having to deal with Serotonin syndrome. ¬†What is Serotonin syndrome? Serotonin syndrome basically occurs when you take medications or dietary supplements that boost serotonin in your body and you end up having too much of it. The problem can […]

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The Days I Get Blamed For Having Cancer https://brienblatt.com/blog/the-days-i-get-blamed-for-having-cancer/ https://brienblatt.com/blog/the-days-i-get-blamed-for-having-cancer/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:57:30 +0000 https://brienblatt.com/?p=907 The Days I Get Blamed For Having Cancer
... or is it Mental Illness? Is there a difference?

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