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Best of Our Blogs: May 7, 2019

May is Mental Health Month. Organizations are celebrating with various events such as hosting social events or organizing a community run or walk in honor of mental health. But there are small things you can do too. These are just some of my ideas.

You can take care of yourself. We cannot spread the word about awareness without healthy individuals to promote it. Finding tools and ways to heal yourself are easy and subtle ways to show that yes you can have an illness, but you can be thriving too.

Sharing your stories and listening to others can go along way in normalizing mental illness.

You can also join the conversation about mental health with #4Mind4Body created by Mental Health America.

If You Have a Hard Time with Self-Compassion, This Could Help
(Weightless) – Can’t quiet the inner critic? Ask yourself these questions.

4 Effective Strategies To Take Control of a Strong Emotion
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Afraid of your feelings? This could help.

Deathbed Confessions of a Narcissistic Mother
(Pet Ways to Ease Stress) – In reading this shocking confession from a narcissistic mother on her deathbed, you might recognize your own narcissistic parent.

The Enmeshed Family System: What It Is and How to Break Free
(Happily Imperfect) – Your family isn’t just close, they’re suffocating. This may be why you struggle with anxiety, abandonment and self-worth.

An Open Letter to a Christian High School Principal
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Lenora shows us that Christian doesn’t necessarily equate with good.

Best of Our Blogs: May 7, 2019

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2019). Best of Our Blogs: May 7, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from
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