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My Dad Died — Here Are 3 Things You SHOULDN'T Do To Help Me

If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things you shouldn’t do.

My dad died. I only know my own grief, and even that is debatable. If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things to know.

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Should You Really Fake It Till You Make It?

Sometimes faking it can feel like yet another shame-based attempt to conceal my mental illness.

More than any other unsolicited mental health advice I’ve received over the course of my life is the admonishment to “fake it till you make it.”

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This Is What It's Like To Have A Panic Attack Every Day

For a long time, I kept a mental list of things that I’d do once I was “better.” I yearned for a sound mind and a thin body — two things I was not born with but figured I could somehow earn. Once I had those two things, I could do anything I wanted.

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The Power Of Pretty Things: How Makeup Helps My Mental Health

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Even if I have no plans to leave the house — or if I had plans to leave the house and got to anxious to follow through with them — I find a great deal of power in the simple act of painting my face and commemorating the ritual with a selfie.

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Be The Person You Needed: My Experience With EMDR Therapy (So Far)

EMDR has become an essential part of my trauma recovery.

EMDR is the most compassionate and empowering therapy I have ever undergone.

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I Honestly Don't Know Where I Would Be Without Bob's Burgers

BUTTS.

Bob’s Burgers is familiar and cozy and something I can let myself fall into completely. Having it on is like a constant, hilarious lullaby — one that I fall asleep to more often than not.

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