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Brain Battle Blog with Gracie

Panic Time

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello Mental health champions, how are you doing? Today I really want to dig deeper into anxiety and panic. These two things have made my life a living hell. I think I kind of always had anxiety. When I was younger, I had a lot of stomach issues and I think a lot of that was linked to stress and anxiety. Growing up, I dealt with a lot of trauma and hard life lessons at a young age. In so many ways, I am beyond thankful for these experiences. However, I do think that some of these situations contributed to...

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Diving Deeper into OCD- Brain Battle Blog with Gracie

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Whew! For anyone that read my last blog post, that was a doozy wasn’t it!? So for all of you that didn’t know much about OCD did I help you better understand? In this follow up blog I wanted to talk more about OCD and how it has affected me other ways than just mentally and a couple other symptoms that I have had. First off, I have Pure OCD, which like I mentioned last time, means that it is usually less compulsive behaviors and more compulsive thoughts. However, I do also...

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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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