The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical conditions. Conversely, people living with chronic physical health conditions experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. (December, 2008) By The Canadian Mental Health Association

Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

Serena Williams Signs On as New “Purple Purse” Ambassador to Promote Financial Empowerment for Domestic Abuse Victims

Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:
Serena Williams (via instagram) via Serena Williams has signed on as the newest ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the insurance company’s decade-old initiative to provide financial empowerment to domestic abuse victims. The pregnant tennis star takes over for Kerry Washington as ambassador of the organization, which says…

Project Unbreakable

“Project Unbreakable is a photography project aiming to give a voice to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Project Unbreakable has been featured in media outlets such as Glamour, TIME, Buzzfeed, and The Guardian. If you are interested in participating by submitting in your own image, you may send an email to … More Project Unbreakable

Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

By Marie Solis on MIC “After failing to bring their Affordable Care Act replacement to a vote in March, GOP legislators have come armed with a new health care plan that may be even more heartless than their last.  According to Raw Story, the bill’s recently added MacArthur Meadows Amendment would ditch the ACA’s protections for pre-existing conditions — … More Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

Coping with Depression for Women: 5 Common Myths

Originally posted on Rach The Writer:
This blog post  has been reproduced with the explicit permission of YourDoctors.Online  ? Coping with depression is certainly a powerful topic for women. Here are five common myths associated with this often debilitating mental health issue. Depression is the most prevalent cause of disability and ill health all over the world. It…

1,000 Compliments, Positive Phrases, Inspirational Quotes and Lyrics That Can Fit On A Post-It Note

Originally posted on Slay Girl Society:
Have you ever wanted to say the perfect thing to someone, but couldn’t formulate the words? Me too. I think everyone, even the most talented wordsmiths, often struggle with saying the right thing in a certain situation. It’s hard to express yourself when the feeling you want to articulate…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Alcohol Misuse Disorder

Originally posted on My Loud Bipolar Whispers:
What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a disease characterized by the habitual intake of alcohol. Definition of alcoholism is chronic alcohol use to the degree that it interferes with physical or mental health, or with normal social or work behavior. Alcoholism is a disease that produces both physical and…