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6 Things People Do When Triggered

When you’ve experienced trauma, your body keeps the score. This means that certain situational stimuli — be it sights, smells, or even sounds — can…

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4 Reasons Why I Fear My Trauma

Although I first received a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder at the age of 15, I have always managed to avoid trauma work in therapy….

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10 Things You Do If You Fear Abandonment

No matter how long you’ve been friends with someone or how committed your partner seems, you can’t shake that fear that eventually everyone will leave….

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“Suicide Prevention” Tactics That Don’t Help

As someone who has wrestled with suicidal ideation for nearly her entire life, I’m no stranger to crisis intervention. In fact, my loved ones have…

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10 “Invisible” Signs You’re Battling Depression

You’ve spent the last couple of weeks in hiding; you’ve become a recluse. You spent your days sleeping, eating junk, and binge-watching the entire series…

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The DBT PLEASE Skill Helps With Self-Care

Our bodies are complex systems. Because of this, they require our constant care and attention so that we can function at our maximum potential. However,…

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6 Quotes To Help You Through Tough Times

It’s difficult to stay in the positive when our days get dark. Sometimes we are barely able to keep our head above water, let alone…

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How DBT Diary Cards Help My Mental Health

When I first started DBT-informed treatment nearly three years ago, the therapist I saw didn’t utilize diary cards. When I started seeing a new therapist, I was…

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4 Physical Factors That Affect Mental Health

As a member of the mental health community, I’m a major advocate for improving the world’s overall mental health. Whether you spend large amounts of…

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50 Reminders When Struggling With Self-Love

Maybe you’ve been crushed by the weight of the world, maybe you are just having a bad day. The world is constantly flying by, judging…

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