Mental Health and the Asian American Experience, Discussion and Interview with @AninoXGaming - Twitch Ep34

Mental Health and the Asian American Experience, Discussion and Interview with @AninoXGaming - Twitch Ep34

Anino gave us a deeper look into the specific issues Asian Americans (yes, a very broad term) have to face when it comes to mental health. I truly value learning about this new perspective and hope you also find something new in it to take away for yourself.  

Anino can be found doing charity streams for Extra Life and is otherwise ready for a chat on Twitter @AninoXGaming.

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What Is Being Done In The World To Better Access to Mental Health Care

What Is Being Done In The World To Better Access to Mental Health Care

We breached another tough topic this week. Since I am always advising people seek help from professionals, it was fair for me to look into how easy it is to access care from them. Well, I wish I could report that it was.

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What Is Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

What Is Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

I dove into the topic of narcissism after my husband bought me the book "Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" It hit me really close to home. But then I had to sit back and reconsider where I got my idea of Narcissism from. Was it more about what my mother used to say to me whenever I asked her for any basic need? Was it truly because I can't stop thinking about myself? It was time to dive into the topic and do some research.

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Special Guest ChelseaDaggerHD, Discussing Life with Mental Illness

Special Guest ChelseaDaggerHD, Discussing Life with Mental Illness

I was lucky enough to have the lovely ChelseaDagger on the stream for Sunday morning. She's a gamer and a Twitch streamer. Just a regular lady with a practical obsession with corgis and tea. I think it's clear to see how we've become friends.

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What Does Psychosomatic Mean?

What Does Psychosomatic Mean?

I used the opportunity to do some research on the word I constantly use: Psychosomatic. I thought it was mostly colloquial but turns out, it's such a dilemma for doctors, that it's an official DSM-V term.

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Can Animals Help Our Mental Health? Twitch Episodes 20 and 21

Can Animals Help Our Mental Health? Twitch Episodes 20 and 21

This episode we finished our Mental Health and Animals series. We talked about how horses, cats and even crickets are proven to help humans feel better. Thank you friends! I discuss all of this while painting a cute little bird feeder. Let me know what you think below.

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2017 Mental Health News/Progress Summary

2017 Mental Health News/Progress Summary

2017 marked the creation of Mxiety.com. I'll get to continue working to reduce the burden of stigma for those suffering with mental illness in 2018 by sharing more guest stories, experiences and scientific research while making crafts (poorly) live and on this blog. As for 2017? Here are four positive shifts in Mental Health which I hope to see continue grow in 2018.

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Is Mental Illness Tied to Gun Violence

Is Mental Illness Tied to Gun Violence

I am so grateful that I get to do these shows live on Twitch because we ended up with a great, open conversation.

I was also able to focus on the facts and hopefully, dissipate some incorrect notions we have on the subject. While painting acorns. The finished craft looks pretty bad, but I am more happy that I was able to have a civil conversation (with disagreements with people on the internet.)

I hope you'll be able to stop by next time
(Thus 8 pm, Sun 7pm EST/Thanksgiving SUN only Noon)
Please note that I also sometimes do random IRL's while I research, so be sure to follow me on Twitch and get notifications to know when I am on. When I hit 50 followers, there's a coloring book page surprise awaiting everyone as thanks!

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Twitch S4 - Describing Depression Symptoms and Making a Pinboard

Twitch S4 - Describing Depression Symptoms and Making a Pinboard

Episode 4 was really cool, because I had more people join me in the Twitch Stream than ever before. Lots of chatting means we talked about other things outside of the original plan. And that's perfect! It means we are getting closer to the goal of getting people talking about mental health. I'll take these small wins any day.

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Twitch S2-The Technical Difficulties Episode

Twitch S2-The Technical Difficulties Episode

Long story short, I only have one video this week, due to some lost footage. It's 29 mins and jam-packed with heartfelt, yet self-aware conversation.

I had an amazing guest. A long-time friend of mine and fellow corgi owner, who also suffers from anxiety, very generously opened up and helped me push through all the tough tech stuff. She was super honest and open, which helped me open up as well. We talked anxiety, carved pumpkins, stigma, diffirent types of symptoms and therapy.

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