Alexandra Nicole

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Overcoming the Aftermath of Leaving a Toxic Relationship

Recently I published a couple of articles on toxic relationships that focused on how to recognize toxic individuals and toxic relationships and how …

15 Quotes From Books To Use Your Personal Mantra On Bad Mental Health Days

There are so many ways to take care of yourself when you're having a hard time dealing with mental illness, from home spa pampering to comfort food. …

Mental health: awareness is great, but action is essential

It’s mental health awareness week, 2018. And that’s good. It’s important to be aware of something that affects literally everyone, and that a quarter of the population regularly struggle with. It’s weird that anyone <i>wouldn’t</i> be when you put it in those terms, but that does seem to the case.<p>Perhaps …

Mental Health

I've Always Wanted Kids, but Worry My Mental Illness Will Prevent Me From Being a Good Mum

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Opinion<p>Depression and Having Children<p>I've Always Wanted Kids, but Worry My Mental Illness Will Prevent Me From Being a Good …

People are sharing their mental illness truths for Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental illness often looks a lot different to outsiders than to the person living with it. “Why can’t they just get over it?” “C’mon, they’re just …

'The stigma is overwhelming': documentary investigates America's mental health crisis

In 1955, the number of mentally ill Americans in public psychiatric hospitals peaked at 560,000. Since then, that number has been in sharp decline: as a result of deinstitutionalization and the broad transfer of mental health funding from the federal government to states, people – especially …

Mental Health

'I Thought Depression Was a White People Disease': a Conversation with Depressed While Black

The creator of the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account on the specific challenges she faces at the intersection of depression and blackness.<p>I first encountered the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account through her brave, real, and sometimes painfully-funny tweets like “I honestly feel I’m the most …

Mental Health

How to improve on-screen depictions of mental illness

As someone with bipolar disorder, I am often intrigued by depictions of mental illness on TV and film.<p>For many years, mental illness has been …

Mental Health

Ayrshire dad and daughter duo run 1000 miles to tackle mental health stigma

The pair hadn’t seen each other in 27 years but Jim knew his daughter was struggling and encouraged her to get help.<p>A dad and daughter duo have run …

Mental Health

Stop blaming violence on mental illness — it's a dangerous assumption

School shootings have unfortunately become a common occurrence in the United States. This year alone, a gun has been discharged on a school campus at …

10 Must-Read Suspense Stories

Sponsored by <i>The Birthday Girl</i> by Sue Fortin.Four friends. A party to die for. One killer surprise.As birthday girl Joanne turns forty, no one wants …

50 Must-Read Contemporary Horror Novels

I love being scared. Let me amend that statement. I love being scared when the situation is under my control, like a scary movie or a scary book. I …

I was like a numb zombie on antidepressants – pills should only be one part of the solution

A new study has been published claiming that antidepressants categorically work. As someone who has had a lot of personal experience with …

Mental Health

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Horror

The 10 best mysteries and thrillers of 2017

Each time we ask BookPage readers to weigh in on their favorite genre, the response is overwhelmingly in favor of mystery and suspense! Although 2017 …

I don’t suggest depression isn’t a serious health problem or that it shouldn’t be professionally treated. But we should distinguish it from ordinary sadness<p>I have never suffered from a depressive episode. I’ve never thought of harming myself or been suicidal, nor have I been afflicted with any …

Depression

This Is What It's Actually Like to Live With Bipolar Disorder

A lot of people only know bipolar disorder as it's shown on TV or in movies. You know the trope: One minute characters are catatonically depressed, …

5 Books You Need to Read Before the New Year Begins

Soak up every minute of that indoor weather.<p>It’s already December, and we cannot believe how much faster the year flies by every. time. Our picks for …

Books

7 ways to cope when the winter affects your mental health

Do you feel down when it's cold and dark outside?<p>As colder temperatures set in and the daylight hours dwindle, it's no surprise that many people find …

Wellness

Hip-hop works to break down mental health stigma for black men

Tears streamed down the face of suicide survivors as they stood on the stage at the Video Music Awards as hip-hop artist Logic performed “1-800-273-8255,” a song titled after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.<p>The bi-racial rapper, who openly discussed having anxiety, has used his music to …

Mental Health

Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

As the months grow colder and darker, many people find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed.<p>Bright light is sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers are now testing light therapy to see if it also can help treat depression that's part of …

Depression

Researchers find new ways of managing clinical and seasonal depression

- The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, but for some people, it can be a time of year when depression strikes or for others it …

When it comes to mental health, a problem shared can be a problem doubled

People discuss their problems with friends in the hope that they’ll gain some insight into how to solve them. And even if they don’t find a way to …

It perpetuates ugly stereotypes and distracts us from the dearth of care – most US citizens with a mental health condition don’t receive the treatment they need<p>Attempts to blame mass shootings in the US, like the recent one in a Texas church that killed at least 26 people, on mental illness …

Mental Health

The Symptom Of Depression We Don’t Talk About

You may think you know a lot about depression.<p>You know people with depression can feel sad and empty much of the time, have changes in appetite or …

Time I

Holocaust memorial built outside home of far-right German politician

<b>(CNN) —</b> Political activists built a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial outside the home of a far-right German politician to protest his call for Germany to stop feeling guilty about Nazi atrocities.<p>The Center for Political Beauty erected 24 large concrete slabs next to the house of Alternative …

Europe

Thanksgiving’s hidden past: Plymouth in 1621 wasn’t close to being the first celebration

You probably know by now that a lot of the American history we were taught in elementary school was bunk. Christopher Columbus didn’t actually discover America. George Washington didn’t actually cut down a cherry tree. The Civil War actually <i>was</i> about slavery.<p>But if you still imagine the first …

Native Americans

I Seriously Could Not Put This Book Down

As an avid reader, there’s nothing I love more than becoming so entranced by a book that the hours—and pages—fly by. It’s a thrill I constantly chase.<p>…

I Use My Beauty Routine to Cope With Mental Illness

<b>I’ve never read the word schizophrenia in a makeup article before</b>, but those two subjects both happen to be a huge part of how I present myself to …

Mental Health

Vet set himself on fire after long VA waits, appointment cancellation, investigation finds

WASHINGTON — A veteran committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a New Jersey VA clinic after staff at the clinic repeatedly failed to ensure he received adequate mental health care, an investigation of the death found.<p>Department of Veterans Affairs staff canceled an appointment …