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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

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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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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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The Meaning Behind our Halloween Designs

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

 Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  This blog post is an exciting one for me to write about because it is going to be all about our 2021 Love-Brain Halloween Collection! This has been a long awaited collection on our end because we actually started coming up with the inspiration behind these in June-yes that’s right y’all- JUNE. We knew that every year it seems as though the holidays get pushed up closer and closer to the summer and we wanted to be ready. When we talk about merchandising, the last week of August is generally a...

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