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Just how fast the night changes...

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? It is surreal to be writing again and let me just say, I have surely missed it. I used to try to write blogs weekly, then bi-weekly, and then monthly. Life took hold and now here we are 6 months later. Old me would apologize and feel bad for missing so long since I know there are a bunch of you that enjoy this blog (and for that I am so grateful)! However, I preach mental health and for once, I took my own advice. I knew that I was doing too...

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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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My PTSD Story

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

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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Social Media SUCKS.

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk about the necessary evil, social media. I have talked about social media countless times but somehow it just seems as if it is always a constant theme. Let’s be honest, social media is a huge part of our lives now. I try to avoid the notification that comes up weekly about my screen time because I am not at all proud of it. What is even more contradicting is the fact that I always feel worse after being on social media. I generally never feel inspired or...

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Let's Talk About Gaslighting

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today let's talk about Gaslighting. I wanted to talk about this topic today because of it happening in my life and always hearing how other people in my life also feel like they are being gaslit. This phrase actually came from a play that first aired in 1969 (PRI.org) but it seems as if there has been heavy usage of this word just more recently on social media. For those of you who are not familiar with the word, gaslighting, according to Britannica: “Gaslighting is an elaborate and insidious technique of deception...

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