Just when you feel like you’re sinking into a routine, life brings an unexpected challenge your way. Seasons change. People change. Your symptoms worsen or the medication you’ve been on suddenly fails to work. It can leave the best of us feeling helpless, anxious and alone. When what you previously relied on changes, it’s easy to melt into a pool of fear and anguish. But instead of succumbing to a permanent state of despair, this current difficulty can raise you up. It can push you from a state of insecurity to a place of courage and surprising strength.
Our posts this week will show you how to ease into fall with helpful tips on taking care of yourself. You’ll also become more aware of dysfunctional thoughts, get information about and spread awareness of mental illness to help yourself and others. As the seasons change, we hope this list of posts will get you through whatever difficult transition you’re going through now.
25 Self-Care Strategies For Fall
(Weightless) – As the leaves turn color and the weather outside gets colder, how are you coping internally with the season’s change? Margarita shares her favorite fall-inspired tips for better physical and emotional well-being.
3 Types Of Twisted Thinking That Get You Nowhere
(Therapy Soup) – You may be surprised to learn what’s sabotaging you isn’t your boss, neighbor or family member. It’s you. Learn what three ways of thinking are messing with your head and your life.
International OCD Awareness Week
(Being Beautifully Bipolar) – In honor of International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Week, Elaina shares facts and her own personal story to bring awareness and shed light on this illness.
Poor Treatment in an Emergency Due to Mental Health Bias
(Living With Chronic Illness) – It’s a surprising, but sad fact that patients with mental illness are still being discriminated against. If you’ve ever felt judged because of the medication you’re on or because of your illness, you’ll relate with this post.
There’s More to Be Aware of Than Just ADHD
(ADHD from A to Zoë) – If you’re suffering from more than one mental illness, check out this post. It provides a list of helpful blogs with resources, information and support just for you.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Oct 2013
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Uyemura, B. (2013). Best of Our Blogs: October 18, 2013. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 9, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/10/18/best-of-our-blogs-october-18-2013/