October is my absolute favorite time of year. Fall really starts to kick off, I turn a year older (yes, I’m totally OK with that!), and Halloween kicks off the holiday season here in America.
October is also when World Mental Health Day takes place, which is a great opportunity for everyone with any kind of platform — vocal, written, or otherwise — to help educate others about the importance of quality mental health awareness, advocacy, and care.
3rd Annual World Mental Health Day Blog Party
(Mental Health Day) — Psych Central’s Dr. John Grohol invites everyone to join this year’s World Mental Health Day Blog Party! Get the details on the theme, date, and how to make sure your post gets seen — as well as how you can benefit from others’ blogs, too!
5 Signs of an Early Mid-Life Crisis
(Tales of Manic Depression) — New car, new hair, new gym membership — are some of these cliche mid-life crisis signs actually signs of a mid-life crisis at all? Erica Loberg breaks each one down for us.
Four Words That Can Get You Through Any Crisis
(Bounce Back) — On a completely separate crisis note, Bobbi Emel explains four simple words that, when strung together, form one of the most powerful statements many of us will ever hear.
Building a Friendship With Yourself
(Weightless) — Regardless of how many family members and friends you have — and how much they love you and would do anything for you — in the end, you have to be comfortable with yourself. You have to be able to love yourself and rely on yourself. Margarita Tartakovsky explains several ways you can begin building a friendship with yourself.
A Nation On Drugs: Medication Side Effects
(Caregivers, Family, & Friends) — With so many people on medication these days, do you know the most common, less common, and even the rarest side effects? Isn’t it time to brush up?
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Oct 2013
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Sparks, A. (2013). Best of Our Blogs: October 4, 2013. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 11, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/10/04/best-of-our-blogs-october-4-2013/