Frankie and Alice | Movie Review

Frankie and Alice is based on a true story about a stripper with Dissociative Identity Disorder in the 1970’s. It opens with Frankie (Halle Barry) in the strip club covered in men watching her cage dance. She heads back to the change room, and a fellow dancer shows her...

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Ingrid Goes West | Movie Review

The movie Ingrid Goes West was praised as unanimously funny, but the narrative on mental illness was met with extremely mixed reviews, so I found it necessary to check it out for myself. The main character Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) suffers from mental illness. The movie opens with her...

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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | Review

The Sun and Her Flowers shook me to the Kaur. New York Times best seller Rupi Kaur has written yet another beautiful collection of poetry. The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of emotions divided into 5 chapters aptly named wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. By page...

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Top Ten Celebrities With ADHD

I grew up with Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) and I was an absolute nightmare for my teachers. I was finally diagnosed and given a Ritalin prescription in grade 11. Unfortunately, my stepmom found the Ritalin, took it away, and lost her mind on my Family Doctor for granting...

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Why We Need To Practice Emotional First Aid: Review

After a full week emotional breakdown, I found myself searching for mental health tools online. THANK GOD I found Guy Winch’s epic Ted Talk. It’s called “Why We Need To Practice Emotional First Aid.” And it was like heaven opened up and dropped this into my lap. Guy Winch explained...

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Top Ten Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder

I have Bipolar disorder. I was searching Ted Talks for presentations on mental illness when I stumbled on a talk by my favorite business guru Tim Ferriss. It was called ‘ Why you should define your fears instead of your goals.‘ I’ve been absorbing his materials since 2007, and it...

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Start With Why by Simon Sinek: Book Review

The first time I heard of the book Start with Why was in eCommerce class in University. We watched Simon Sinek’s ‘Ted Talk’ (with over 34 Million views)- and it was so intriguing that I needed to know more. Simon’s mantra, in a nutshell, is: “People don’t buy what...

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Welcome to Me: Movie Review

‘Welcome to Me’ is movie from heaven as it depicts the main character as having Borderline Personality Disorder without making them a serial killer. Small wins! The main character Alice (Kristen Wiig) has a highly unstable and dysfunctional self-image. She spends her days re-watching VHS tapings of The Oprah...

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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: Book Review

I haven’t written a negative review yet, I’ve only chosen not to review those books. I like to promote positivity, but today that changes. Lately, I’ve been feeling that I’ve been losing my power. Other people’s feelings and emotions have been influencing my actions and monopolizing my mental health....

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To The Bone | Movie Review

To The Bone is based on the real-life experiences of the writer and director Marti Noxon. It stars Ellen (Lily Collins), a 20-year-old artist, who is only a few missed calories away from being on a feeding tube. She became infamous on Tumblr for promoting Thin-spiration tactics for remaining...

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Book Review

After hearing Will Smith and Anthony Robbins rave about this book, I knew I had to check it out. I try to take advice from successful people, so I went to do some research on The Alchemist. I found out that “The Alchemist” is the most translated book from...

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Top Ten LGBTQ Mental Health Films

It’s June, and we all know what that means…. Pride Month! And this being a mental health oriented site, plus the fact that I’m a lesbian, equals you’re about to read my top ten films that revolve around the combination of mental health and the LGBT community. I know...

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Shutter Island | Movie Review

Editor’s note: Topics: Dissociative Disorder & BiPolar. Based in a mental institution in the 90’s. 10/10 for Leo’s acting. (Cant’s believed he had to wear a bear to get an Oscar after THIS and drowning in the Titanic. Unbelievable) SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen this movie, there are...

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Girl, Interrupted | Movie Review

One of my favorite movies of all time is Girl, Interrupted. It’s based on a best-selling memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen who was checked into an upscale mental institution at 18 years old after attempting suicide by overdosing on pills. Susanna, played by Winona Ryder, was diagnosed with...

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