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Coping Skills to Avoid Aggressive Rapid Cycling

Rapid cycling is already hard enough, but when it comes down to a never-ending feeling of aggression, you have to find coping mechanisms to get that anger out. Mental illness episodes don’t always have to be difficult, it’s just about finding the right coping skills to manage them. Coping Skill #1: Finding Ways to Notice Rapid…

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When My OCD Causes Uncertainty and Doubt

As a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), I have struggled with doubt and uncertainty since I was a young child. OCD is often dubbed “the doubting disease” because it makes you second-guess yourself. And uncertainty about life can make my anxiety skyrocket. Doubt and uncertainty about life with OCD can be debilitating, but I am…

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Introduction to Brandy Eaklor, Author of ‘Getting Through Tough Times’

My name is Brandy Eaklor, and I’m excited to be writing for the Getting Through Tough Times blog at HealthyPlace. I am 24 years old and have been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was around 12 years old. I lived in a toxic environment as a teenager, with a stepmother who did not…

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