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Brain Battle Blog with Gracie — therapy

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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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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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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Small Business Advice

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk about some advice on launching a business. I know that being entrepreneurial isn’t in everyone’s chemical makeup but it sure was in mine! I have always wanted to be entrepreneurial and there are so many people on Tik-Tok and other apps that absolutely glamourize having an actual, functioning business. I totally thought opening a business was going to be all sunshine and butterflies, but that isn’t necessarily the case.  I wanted to just go over some advice I would give to someone looking to start their own...

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