Category Archives: Mental Health

When A Loved One Self-Harms

Em shares her story and gives an outside perspective on what it’s like to watch a loved one struggle with self-harm. *** How did you learn about your friend’s self-harming habits? Em: “He told me. I was 14 at the … Continue reading

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End Mental Health Stigma

  Depression: “Get over it. You’re just sad and other people have it worse than you.” *** PTSD:  “What happened probably wasn’t that bad. Get over it.” *** OCD: “Stop being so picky.”     Some people can’t just “get … Continue reading

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Natural Anti-Depressants

A few things you can use/do if you’re in one of those low-spells of your depression, or if you’re just feeling down. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) –>An herb that is commonly used to lessen the intensity of the conditions … Continue reading

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Discover A Recovery: My Story

March 1st is self-injury awareness day. Hopefully more and more people will start caring about this issue, and realizing that it is a form of a mental illness and addiction. Judge less. Understand more. I think the best thing to … Continue reading

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Harvey Brice – Tough Pill To Swallow

Hi everyone! Here’s a preview of one of Harvey’s songs that he’ll be singing at the Safe, Sound and Unbroken event @ Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo, NY on Sun. March 2.

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Safe, Sound, and Unbroken: Homelessness Awareness Benefit

While most musicians make music for the masses, Bournemouth native Harvey Brice makes music about an issue that is important and personal to him: homelessness. Brice’s brother is living on the streets somewhere in the United Kingdom; he’s been beaten, … Continue reading

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Dealing With Relapse: Advice From My Experiences

I made a previous post where I asked my friend Spencer to give her advice on how she deals with relapse. She gave really great advice, and hopefully it helped someone. Here’s my take on my own experiences with relapse, … Continue reading

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Disney’s “Frozen” Saved My Life

I told my friend Kaylee about this blog that I created for my COMM 347 class, and she actually asked me if she could share her story of her struggles with depression and self-harm. I knew most of her back-story … Continue reading

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What to do if:

I found this from the lovely people at choose recovery on tumblr. Please check them out. Many people who struggle with self-harm don’t feel comfortable having their family and friends see their scars/burns. Sometimes, you’re not ready for the whole … Continue reading

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