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My OCD and Me

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I want to talk about OCD. I want to get into more about OCD since this is something I fight with every day. OCD is one of those illnesses that gets thrown around as an adjective in everyday life , which is really offensive to those who are actually struggling with this illness. The first time I saw OCD was on Glee with Emma Pillsbury. This one portrayal of OCD was mainly focused on excessive organization and cleanliness. I thought that was how every person with OCD  was. I had no...

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Getting Help- Brain Battle Blog

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  In this blog today, I want to talk about how to communicate with others about your mental health illness(es), setting boundaries, and how to explain to family and friends what you need for support.   One of the hardest things with mental health is that there is still such a stigma regarding it. This is so unfortunate because it can really deter people from asking for help and support because they feel ashamed of how they feel or are afraid of being judged.  I know that this was one of the main reasons...

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Brain Battle Blog- Trigger Warning

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Trigger Warning Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  So today I really wanted to dig deep into triggers for your mental health issues and anxiety. I think sometimes with anxiety it can be easy to just feel the panic all the time and not even know where it is coming from. I also know that many of my panic attacks came out of absolutely nowhere. It is super scary to just start feeling like you are suffocating, drowning, and dying out of NOWHERE. SO many people go to the hospital during a panic attack thinking that they are...

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Brain Battle Blog-Hope on the Horizon

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hope on the Horizon Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  I don’t want to mumble on about my week or what has been going on because the truth is, my life right now is not all that interesting. I have been recovering from pneumonia these last couple months and it has really taken a toll on my physical health. As many of you know, physical health conditions can impact mental health and vice versa. It is something that I personally think is not talked about enough. People don’t realize the strong correlation between mental and physical health. Something...

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Brain Battle Blog Introduction

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Well it is very nice to meet you. This is my first EVER blog post on our website and I could not be more excited to start blogging. I have always loved writing and sharing my experiences. For being only 21 years old, I have gone through more than a lot of others probably have. I don’t say this to compare or invalidate other’s problems, I just say it so you know that this blogging series will detail very personal events that have happened in my life. I also hope that you...

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