Is Finding A Community To Belong To Better For Your Mental Health?

Is Finding A Community To Belong To Better For Your Mental Health?

After growing the twitch and other social media channels, I definitely feel less alone with suffering from mental illness. Time and time again I've seen articles about how family, company, community, and a close-knit circle of friends help people suffering from any long-term ailment make their issues more manageable.  After finding so much information in our daily media, I wanted to see what science had to say.

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Does Running Help Your Mental Health - With a Return Guest

Does Running Help Your Mental Health - With a Return Guest

I am so so sorry for all the claw/floor sounds.
Thank you so much for 25 episodes!!
https://youtu.be/_xwYOK4vpkk

For this one, I had Erin from ep 2 back on! She just ran a marathon and then experienced Post Marathon Syndrome (which isn't a real DSM diagnosis, but a real issue for many runners). Find out what that is, get excited with us and watch the double trouble of having two corgis on the same stream (hence the sound troubles), WHILE making kinstugi.

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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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Twitch S9 Men and Mental Health, Making Gratitude Pumpkins

Twitch S9 Men and  Mental Health, Making Gratitude Pumpkins

Last night, I became Twitch Affiliate! The conversation got a bit derailed from the research, but we brought it back around. We celebrated, laughed and I said a lot of stupid things, so it was awesome.

We talked about how needing to be perceived as manly prevents males from receiving the help they need. Patrick opened up about his Generalized Anxiety Disorder how he keeps it under wraps to avoid stigma. We talked about the difference in suicide rate between men and women and how that changes in times of economic duress. 

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