Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Loved One with a Mental Illness

Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Loved One with a Mental Illness

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Gift giving can be a fun and exciting time. For many of us, it can be an awesome way for us to express love.

The best gifts are the ones that make others feel special and important. Those suffering from mental illness could use a little extra and as much love as they can get.

If someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, etc, here is the ultimate gift guide for your loved one with a mental illness.

17 Songs That Help Me When I’m Feeling Depressed and Suicidal

17 Songs That Help Me When I'm Feeling Depressed and Suicidal

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CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions suicidal thoughts.

I think when we feel depressed we tend to listen to heavier songs filled with sorrow and pain. But listening to songs filled with so much pain tends to intensify our pain. It can add to the negative thoughts, which isn’t the best thing when we’re feeling suicidal.

That being said, this list is a mix of relatable sad songs as well as more hopeful songs. I like to listen to music that makes me question if I’ve lived my life to the fullest. I like songs that fill me with hope and purpose.

Here are 17 songs that help me when I’m feeling depressed and suicidal:

My 10 Favorite TV Shows I Watch When I’m Having a Bad Day

My 10 Favorite TV Shows I Watch When I'm Having a Bad Day

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Some might call me lazy, because watching TV shows is one of my favorite past times. However, I don’t often mindlessly watch TV. And I try to not binge on TV shows too much, because I feel like Netflix can feed my depression.

Still, watching a TV show is still one of my top coping mechanisms. I love being taken into another world, embracing the characters and the storyline.

I don’t feel so lonely. My anxiety isn’t so high. With every episode, I get to escape my reality.

Here are 10 TV shows I watch when I’m having a bad day:

12 Super Secure Ways to Cope with Severe Loneliness

12 Super Secure Ways to Cope with Severe Loneliness

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I’m a huge introvert, but I still suffer with chronic feelings of loneliness. These feelings arise from my daily struggles with abandonment and my separation anxiety.

When I’m feeling alone, that’s when the bad thoughts come out to play. They overtake me, and I have the hardest time being able to cope. I feel no hope and likes there’s no way of ever making me feel whole again.

But throughout my struggles of everyday, chronic loneliness, I learned what coping mechanisms help me feel less alone for the time being.

If you’re struggling with feelings of being alone, try these 12 secure ways to cope with severe loneliness.