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I Honestly Don't Know Where I Would Be Without Bob's Burgers

Bob’s Burgers is familiar and cozy and something I can let myself fall into completely. Having it on is like a constant, hilarious lullaby — one that Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.28.17   |   SHARE
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It's OK To Be A Liability: Mental Illness And The Fear Of Being "Too Much"

My biggest fear is being too much. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.22.17   |   SHARE
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MY BABY. Probably looking at something she wants to break.

5 Reasons Having A Cat Is Great For Your Mental Health

Oh, cats, how the internet loves you. The rest of the world does too, though we sure do have an odd way of showing it. Cats are the Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.15.17   |   SHARE
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"I don’t view my mental illness as something that gets in the way of a happy or meaningful future, but rather a practical reality of the life I live and plan to continue living."

I Don't Need To "Cure" My Chronic Mental Illness To Be Happy

I’ve been mentally ill pretty much my whole entire life, and it isn’t something I see going away any time soon. I don’t see that as an inherently bad Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   03.1.17   |   SHARE
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The #OCDame: Productivity Anxiety Is Pretty Much The Worst

I have a lot of anxiety about not doing enough. Not doing enough at work, at school, around the house, to help save the world from the creeping Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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Do you know how hard it was to find a picture for this that was not a blonde lady in full makeup staring pensively out a window?

The #OCDame: How To Change The World When You're Too Sick To Leave The House

Showing up to occupy physical space isn’t the only way to care about the world, so why do we seem to think it is? Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.15.17   |   SHARE
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Reading is more than just escapism. For some people, it's a key component of their mental wellbeing.

The #OCDame: Why Reading Is So Important To My Mental Health

Book therapy is not a new concept, though its recent emergence in more mainstream counseling practices and treatment programs has made it something Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.1.17   |   SHARE
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"Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone." | Image Credit: Rhendi Rukmana via Unsplash

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dame: Ask For Help

Mental illness is hard. Being a person is hard. Don’t try to do it alone. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.25.17   |   SHARE
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