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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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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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Harm OCD and Halloween Triggers

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  I hope you are all doing so well! I unfortunately haven’t been making Tik-Tok content much recently which is largely because they take a lot of time which I would rather be spending on other things. However, I know my previous Tik-Toks helped a lot of people with intrusive thoughts and so when they say they want more info or more tips, I usually send them to this blog! I figured that since it is finally spooky season, (now my favorite holiday) intrusive thoughts sufferers may be having a hard time.  I...

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