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Maya Augelli
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Founder: Spread Hope Project, travel planner, wander soul, animal lover, writer, #mentalhealth & #suicideprevention, #INFJ
Founder: Spread Hope Project, travel planner, wander soul, animal lover, writer, #mentalhealth & #suicideprevention, #INFJ

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I wrote some reminders about Halloween, and the effect it can have on people with mental health conditions. And also, a bit on my incredibly strong opinion about "asylum" attractions. #mentalhealth #mentalillness #halloween  
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Some Halloween Reminders
I love Halloween. More specifically, I love costumes and any excuse to dress up. I love seeing how creative people can get with costumes. Kids dressed up in their cute costumes are adorable. Dogs dressed up in costumes are possibly more adorable. But there ...
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As you may have read in my past blogs, Sheryl over at A Chronic Voice does these awesome blog linkup parties, writing prompts and all – especially helpful if you’ve been dealing with some minor writer’s block like I’ve been.  October’s prompts are:  …
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Mental illnesses are not adjectives. You're not "so ADD today". You're not "OCD about organizing your desk" unless you actually have OCD.

Here are some ways that illness terms are used incorrectly, and ways that maybe more appropriate to describe the situation. #mentalhealth #mentalillness  
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Mental Illnesses Are Not Adjectives (And What To Say Instead)
Whether you have a mental illness or not, you've almost certainly heard one of the following (or something similar): "She can't make up her mind. It's like she's Bipolar". "I'm so ADD today". "I'm a little OCD about xyz (insert task/organizational strategy ...
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What are your dreams? Seriously. I’m asking. Not “what are the dreams that will sound safe and acceptable to my friends/spouse/family.” Not “what are the dreams that I dare to have without really putting myself out there because I’m afraid of failure.”…
What Are Your Dreams?
What Are Your Dreams?
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How Would You Respond If My Illness Wasn't "Mental"
If I had a heart condition, and I said it was really acting up and I might have to go to the hospital, would you continue to talk about evening plans as if I hadn't said anything? If I had cancer, and I said something would make me feel ill, would say "fine...
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Hi friends! So, if you know me at all, you may know I tend to be more a behind the scenes (or behind the screen)  person. But, I was recently given the the opportunity to be featured on Crazy Talk, hosted by the amazing Lee Thomas. Crazy Talk is a podcast…
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How Often Do You Ask For Permission?
Have you ever asked a question of someone - significant other, friend, coworker, parent, kid, pet, etc - and immediately afterward caught yourself asking, "Why on earth did I need to ask them that?". I do it, all the time. And to clarify, not any question. ...
How Often Do You Ask For Permission?
How Often Do You Ask For Permission?
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When you’re tempted to start talking negatively about someone/thing you don’t like, instead say something nice to/about someone you do. When you’re tempted to get frustrated with someone for something they did, ask yourself what their struggle might be…
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