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The Striking Relationship Between Migraine and Mental Illness
For those of us who endure migraine, our mental health can also be pretty significantly impacted. Besides having a throbbing head, potentially visual auras, muscle spasms, feeling nauseated, and more, there’s a mental illness impact as well, not only making the pain seem that much worse, but may involve feelings of anxiety, depression, and more. Read the full story on The Mighty.
"By speaking out about this and showing more diverse disabled relationships and sex scenes, we can change the narrative. Let’s be honest, we know media and Hollywood have a major influence on people’s perception and it’s time that they are held accountable for it. Disabled people are sexy and we deserve to be represented as such in the media." Read the full story on The Mighty.
How This Toolkit Helps People Explore Their Mental Health Outside of Therapy
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Linn Martinsen, psychotherapist and creator of the revolutionary Therapy Toolkit: Sixty Cards for Self-Exploration. We discussed this new toolkit she created as well as how we should all manage our mental health as the pandemic continues to change. Read about Martinsen’s Therapy Toolkit in the full story and enjoy the interview!
5 Sneaky Symptoms of Chronic Illness I Thought Were 'Normal'
"...maybe it was the anxiety I have experienced my whole life, but due to believing all of these things were normal and that I just fundamentally couldn’t cope with things that other people were quietly dealing with, I never discussed most of these problems."
List three things you like about yourself #52SmallThings
Happy Monday, Mighties! This week is all about nurturing yourself — mind, body, and spirit. We thought that listing three things (big or small) that you like about yourself was a great way to kick things off. Give yourself a Mighty round of applause to jumpstart the week, because you deserve it!! 👏 🎉
Why Talking About Suicide Should Be Normalized
“I’d be lying if I said I had some miraculous intervention that led me to ‘see the light’ and cured me of my depression. But I did commit that I would no longer live with these feelings in silence.” Read Rudy’s story to learn more about his journey and how he advocates for suicide prevention. Sponsored by Janssen