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The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  This week I faced the question of “What is the hardest part about living with a mental disorder?” Well I can name quite a few but two my biggest: People not understanding/pushing me away because of their fears surrounding mental health and how mental disorders can be chronic and it can be heartbreaking.  The first part I mentioned is the fact that so many people don’t understand since they haven’t gone through it. It can be so easy to judge someone when you have never experienced something like that yourself. Plus, when...

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(High School) Bullying and Mental Health Part 3

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Hello my sweet friends. I hope you are all doing so well.  I have been basically doing a blogging series about my personal experience with bullying and the impact it had on my own mental health. I am going to continue that today with another high school bullying story. This story of bullying was probably the hardest one I went through emotionally. To fully understand the bullying that went down, I feel like I need to share the backstory and what led to the bullying taking place. I think sometimes we think...

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Timelines Don't Matter

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I just want to speak from my heart. This has been weighing so heavily on my mind and I know that there are a lot of other people that feel the same way. Something I don’t think school or the movies prepared us for: what it is like in your 20s. And if you’re no longer in your 20s, don’t stop reading now. I think what I am going to talk about can help people of all ages. For some reason though, in my twenties is the first time I have...

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(High School) Bullying and Mental Health Part 2

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  For those of you that read my last blog, today will kind of be a continuation of the talk about bullying and mental health. I dealt with bullying in middle school and I would definitely say I dealt with some bullying in high school. As I mentioned in my last blog post, bullying isn’t always the mean girl stealing your lunch money or throwing you into a locker. Bullying can be so much more subtle and still do the same amount of damage. According to Oxford Dictionary, bullying is defined as, “seek...

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Bullying and Mental Health, My Story Part 1

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to address something that isn’t talked about enough. I feel like a couple years ago there was an influx of suicides because of bullying and there was so much awareness. However, I feel like since then, bullying has been completely off the map. Sometimes it can even be worse now that people can hide behind a screen and attack. I remember when I was younger and watched Cyberbully on either Disney or Nick.. but I think it was Nickelodeon because I am pretty sure Disney wouldn’t have condoned that...

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