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Life Update

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  It has been a couple weeks since my last blog post and I am sorry about that. I have been the busiest I have probably ever been in my life. For those who know me, you know that I am a busy bee and tend to thrive in chaos, but lately I have been so busy it feels like my eyes are crossing! In this blog today, I wanted to just give a life update and share some of the pearls of wisdom I have learned recently. I first want to start...

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A Letter for Those in Their Twenties

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Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? I hope you guys are all doing well. Today I want to talk about comparison and envy. I feel like every single person has felt envy or has dealt with comparison once in their life. And let’s just say- It’s for sure a sucky ass feeling. I always thought that jealousness and comparison would get better the older I got, but let me just say that isn’t the case- or at least it hasn’t been the case yet. As many of you probably know, I am newly 22 and at the very...

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Mental Health and Women's Hormones

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Today I talk about how women's mental health can fluctuate depending on hormones and menstruating.

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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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Are Mental Health Days Sick Days?

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I wanted to chat about what mental health days are and if they should be considered sick days in my own opinion. And as my frequent readers may have guessed, I absolutely think they should be built in as sick days for employees and should be allowed as an excuse to miss school. I would even go further to say that I believe each student should be allowed 3-5 days of mental health days throughout the year. I know if I had these, I would have felt a lot safer and...

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