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10 Easy & Yummy Recipes for Those Struggling with Self-Care

10 Easy & Yummy Recipes for Those Struggling with Self-Care

Those struggling with serious mental illnesses know how hard it can be to practice good self-care habits. Getting out of bed can feel impossible, let alone eating three nutritious meals a day. As someone with severe clinical depression, I’ve had days where I haven’t eaten a thing and days where I have spent so much food eating out just so …

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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing If You Have Anxiety

How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing When You Have Anxiety

Priesthood blessings are meant to be sacred moments of healing, comfort, and direction. However, many members struggle to reach out and ask for help in times of need. This is especially true of those with mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. Shame can make it extremely hard to trust others and be vulnerable. If you find it hard to …

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8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

Last week, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, died by suicide. When I heard the news, I spent the day listening to the music of the band that helped me deal with an abusive childhood and repeated trauma. I’ve thought about my own mental health journey and watching others I love struggle. I thought about the moments when I …

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The Hard Truth: Life IS Depressing, But Here’s What You Can Do

The Hard Truth: Life IS Depressing, But Here's What You Can Do

Sometimes, we get depressed because we think life is supposed to be better or more comfortable. The hard truth is that life IS depressing—but HOPE doesn’t have to be logical. Maurice Harker, CMHC, the owner and director of Life Changing Services, talks about the realities of life and how focusing on what is hopeful can make this depressing world a …

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New Survey Takes Closer Look at Mormon Women & Depression

New Survey Takes Closer Look at Mormon Women & Depression

In a new survey provided by Jana Reiss for Religion News, the link between Mormon women and depression in America was reexamined. It has been accepted by many people within and outside the Church that Mormon women are more prone to depression and take more medication than other women in the United States. While Reiss’ findings were inconclusive to determining …

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How to Enjoy Visiting Teaching If You Have Anxiety

How to Enjoy Visiting Teaching If You Have Anxiety

After publishing two articles, How to Enjoy the Temple If You Have Anxiety and How to Enjoy Church If You Have Anxiety, we received many requests to continue the series and discuss other aspects of Church life. Today, we want to help those who may be struggling to do their visiting teaching because of their mental illness. Visiting teaching is …

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13 Ways People With Depression Can Help Themselves

13 Ways People With Depression Can Help Themselves

Recently, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has sparked conversations about mental illness and suicide. For those unfamiliar with the plot of the series, a teenager named Hannah Baker, after taking her own life, leaves behind thirteen cassette tapes detailing why she made that decision. The tapes are delivered into the hands of Clay Jensen, a boy with a flirtatious …

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