Self Care + Mental Health

Read HMB Contributor’s stories about their mental health awareness journey.

Disclaimer: The content of this article is not intended to be a substitute for psychotherapy, nor does it constitute a client/therapist relationship. If you are in crisis, call the crisis hotline at 600-273-TALK.  The Sex Talk Q:What are the best resources...
Last summer, in the midst of packing for a much-anticipated family vacation, I received the news that my mom had died. Of course, I was crushed, and navigating those first difficult days of grief during what was supposed to...
This past month I took my very first "me" vacation. Sans children. Sans husband. Just me, myself, and I. And it was GLORIOUS. Potentially one of the best things I've done for myself in a long while. The reasoning was...
As an older millennial, I didn’t grow up learning about what it means to care for my mental health. I saw my immigrant mother work incessantly to help provide for our family. Rest wasn’t the norm and certainly wasn’t...
During the 9 months of pregnancy in which I was growing our daughter I often thought to myself, “I wonder what weird thing I am going to do that is going to screw her up in adulthood and she’ll...
He would retreat to a dark room and stay for days. He would later emerge with grand plans and be the life of the party. The cycle would repeat until it became too much for those around him. We...
When I read about Lindsay Clancy and her three precious babies, my heart broke. Now, my soul literally aches for her and her family as the latest victims of our nation’s horrible lack of mental healthcare. As further details...
Ah…the tangle of lights. Never-ending social engagements. The ever-growing list of people to buy for. Dragging 18 boxes of decorations down from the attic. Glitter—everywhere. The spirit of Christmas! Everyone handles the holiday season a little differently and this...
As a therapist, woman, mother, and all around human being surviving in this crazy world, I believe that self-care is essential. Self-care helps me to slow things down and relax when things around me are feeling overwhelming and chaotic....
He was the life of the party; the one up for crazy adventures. You’d find him outdoors or at the race track. Proud of his boys and loved his mom. But, he struggled. National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4–10,...

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