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10 Healthy Ways to Relax and Unwind

No matter what you do or who you are stress is a part of life. Self-care is important to help you recharge after long stressful days working, taking care of kids, or both. Why is it important to relax? Relaxation helps encourage a healthy mind and body. With the buildup of stress tension can cause […]

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9 Ways to Support Your Spouse’s Mental Health

There are many things that marriage should be. The connection and bond should be one of trust, intimacy, respect. The bond in marriage should be built on communication, gratitude, forgiveness and teamwork. Your spouse should always be your FIRST and BEST supporter. No matter if one, or both, within a marriage has a diagnosed mental […]

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13 Monumental Ways to Help Your Childs Mental Health

It is not easy for children to understand their own emotions and feelings, due to this it can be hard to understand their behaviors, fears, and anxieties. In order to help them, as parents, we need to understand what is necessary to support their mental health. Helping to strengthen your child’s good mental health can […]

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How to Comfort Your Friend with Anxiety

Hey everyone! I’m Jessa, author of Happily Ever Hillmann. If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I have sometimes debilitating anxiety that cripples me from leaving my house (or leaving wherever I’m at when a panic sets in). If you don’t know me, I seem relatively calm, friendly, and at ease in social […]

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Why I’m Glad I Told My Kids I Have Depression

“Mommy, are you sick?” My oldest son asked me as we pulled into the CVS Pharmacy drive-through to pick up my prescriptions. “No. I just need this medicine for all the time.” I explained. “But why?” He had asked me this before. I usually found a way to avoid giving the true answer: I have […]

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Living with High Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common emotion, and everyone truly feels anxiety at some point of their lives. You may be nervous and anxious about a job interview or a first date. Having an anxiety disorder is when you or I have strong, debilitating anxiety, terrible enough to limit you from everyday activities. This definition though […]

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Living with It: Mental Illness and Ending the Stigma

When you hear the term “mental illness” there’s immediately a negative stigma that comes unfairly attached. Mental illness simply is that, an illness in your brain. Just like arthritis, or kidney disease it needs to be treated. In this day and age it’s still taboo to be open and honest about having a mental illness. Those of us […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Kids

Anxiety is a very complicated feeling. Everyone has dealt with some level of anxiety throughout their lives but not everyone develops an anxiety disorder. Kids may show signs of many different forms of anxiety, some different than adults and others not so much. As a continuation on my posts about anxiety I wanted to outline […]

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4 Ways Your Words Can Hurt the Mom with Anxiety

Everyone has some form of anxiety all moms are moms with anxiety, however, many have anxiety disorders. Their anxiety can cause them to not live their best life. There’s a huge difference between having a little anxiety, like worrying over a job interview the next day, and an anxiety disorder, which causes such painful worry […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: What Can You Do To Help?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What is the purpose of bring awareness about mental health? Well today there is a stigma towards mental illness. Like many things it has come along way but there is still so much more room to grow. How is Mental Health Stigmatized? There are two types of stigma that […]

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