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The Anti-Resolution

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? Happy freaking New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, or as good as it can in this state of the world. It was definitely a weird Christmas and didn’t feel the same. I had prepped for honestly 2 months buying gifts and having a Christmas movie countdown with Vince and it still just felt weird. I loved the gifts I received and was so excited for the gifts I gave. However, I do feel like there was just a sense of fear in the air with omicron and...

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Personal Update: Work and Finals

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? It has been awhile! Thank you to all of those who stuck with me during my little blogging break. It was a much needed break for my own mental health. As most of you know, I am a full time student and a full time + worker. This means I work at least 40 hours a week, but most times, it ends up being 50+ hours on top of school. And then, I still have my baby, Love-Brain to manage! I am not going to lie to you, it has been quite...

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Dig a Little Deeper: Double Product Feature

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? I hope you are all doing so fantastic and healthy. Happy beginning of November! I don’t know about anyone else but it sure doesn't feel quite like November to me yet. I feel like it was just still so warm so late (which I didn’t hate) but at the same time it felt so weird and not Halloweeny. I was having a hard time trying to decide what I wanted to talk about today since last week I skipped posting. I really needed a break and had a lot going on with...

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Panic Attacks and Getting Help at School

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk to parents and teen students. I want to talk about your options for getting help at school when it comes to mental health. Most schools have some support systems lined up for students in need. I am specifically going to be talking about Panic Attacks and what I did when I was experiencing them in High School. One thing that helped me was having an excuse note I could use in any class. I had an issue with severe panic attacks almost my entire junior year and...

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Depression Signs and Suicide Prevention

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk about something that I know impacts a lot of people- Depression. There are a lot of things that are overlooked in regards to depression symptoms. I also think it can be confusing to diagnose depression because it truly can look many different ways for different people. I wanted to first talk about the misconception that in order to have depression, your life has to suck. I have seen many kids telling their parents that they're depressed and their parents rebutting that and saying, “Why are you depressed?...

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