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Maya Northen
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Biz owner, travel planner, explorer, wandering soul, animal lover, writer, #mentalhealth, #chronicillness, #suicideprevention, #INFJ
Biz owner, travel planner, explorer, wandering soul, animal lover, writer, #mentalhealth, #chronicillness, #suicideprevention, #INFJ

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What I Wish You Understood About Chronic Fatigue
I don't write about it often, but I've battled chronic fatigue syndrome since the time I was 11 years old. I got Epstein Barre virus, and basically it never went away. It simply morphed into CFS, which is one of those odd things that illnesses can do. Morph...

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Today, I empathized with a mouse. A mouse stuck on sticky paper, struggling to move. #mentalhealth   #depression   #anxiety   #moodcycling   #mentalillness  

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Today, I Empathized With A Mouse
Some background:  My fiance and I (and our dog) are currently staying with my parents while our condo is under kitchen and bathroom renovation (complete tear down and rebuild). Over the past few weeks, we've noticed that something other than ourselves and o...

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Talking about #mentalhealth  can be a bit of a scary process, especially in the face of #stigma. It takes a lot of courage to do so. So let's dig down and see how maybe it can become less scary. #stopthestigma   #yourstorymatters  

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What If I'm Not Ready To Talk About Mental Health?
As a mental health advocate, my opinions on mental health conversations are obviously a bit one-sided. I wouldn't be much of a mental health advocate if I told people not talk about mental health. But as much as I want to tell everyone they should loudly vo...

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May is #MentalHealthMonth , and here's why that's so important. #mentalhealth #suicideprevention   #endthestigma  

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Why Mental Health Month Is So Important
Yesterday was May 1, so I'm a bit tardy. My days have been incredibly long, and I haven't had a ton of time for blogging, but I'm trying to prioritize it once again. May is Mental Health Month, and that's important, and so it's pushing me to pick up my pen ...

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Even those who suffer with #anxiety  aren't always anxious. #mentalhealth  

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I Have Anxiety, But I'm Not Always Anxious
Lately, I've been noticing something. People seem to think I'm always anxious. Always. I'm (happily) excited about something, people tell me to calm down. I'm joking about something, people think I'm serious and try to calm my fears. I post a curious questi...
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