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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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Panic Attacks and Getting Help at School

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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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My PTSD Story

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Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk more about PTSD. It is hard to believe that it has been about 5-6 months since I was diagnosed with PTSD! I always thought that I just had anxiety for no reason. Looking back on it, all of my anxiety stemmed from traumatic events that happened in my life. I have had a lot of health issues since I was a little girl and I know that has played a huge role in my anxiety.  Another huge trigger for me was  from one of my relationships that...

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How Depression Impacts Me

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?   I recently put up a poll on our Love-Brain Instagram asking you all about what you wanted me to talk about! The majority of you said you wanted to know about how I handle depression and how it impacts me.  For me, I sometimes don’t even know I am depressed until things start to get out of hand. It’s crazy how sometimes your body and certain parts of your brain know you’re sad, but the other part of your brain doesn’t pick up on it until the signs become obvious. Depression for...

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