Body Dysmorphia: The Side Effects of Losing Weight

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Picture this: you’re browsing the internet, and you come across a picture of a slender model, whose very existence reminds you of your perceived shortcomings of your own body. Her ample hips, delicate waist, lithe limbs, and fine bone structure scream perfection in your eyes. Her skin seemingly smooth and flawless, you don’t see a single bump, stretch mark, or bit of cellulite on her body. As you begin to daydream, picturing yourself in a body similar to hers, you are finally resolved to lose weight so you too can fit these conventional ideals of beauty. You start your diet with a strong will that borders obsession, and you quickly begin to see the numbers on the scale and in your clothing go down. When you look into the mirror, though, you find that you look the same or, surprisingly, worse in your eyes, and you’re not nearly as happy…

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It’s mental health awareness month! Let’s show some love and support.

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Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a great month to help support causes in raising awareness on mental health and promoting prevention of suicide and self harm.

Please help our friends at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Augusta NAMI, Augusta, Georgia, Inc. – National Alliance on Mental Illness in their mission to help people build better lives for themselves and their families. Their goal is to raise enough funds to build and maintain a Respite Center where individuals who face mental health crises can go for a reprieve for up to a week.

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Review of When You Bleed To Death by Jeremy Bronaugh

It’s BPD Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. What books would be appropriate to read and review other than books based on mental health and BPD. This book takes the reader into the mind of a young man who struggles with BPD and various emotional and mental health issues stemming from the disturbances in his every day life and unstable relationships.

This is my review of When You Bleed To Death by Jeremy Bronaugh.

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Brody is depressed and self destructive. Struggling to cope with his girlfriend’s suicide, Brody turns to drugs and self harming for relief. His friendships are short lived and unhealthy, and he doesn’t seem to be able to keep up with school. It seems like his life just can’t get better. Perhaps it’s because Brody runs away, pushes people away and hurts himself especially when he feels like he’s being wronged.

His relationship with Tiffany is very troubled. He stalks her when they break up and against his better judgement seems to dig himself a deeper hole each time they try to reconcile. Just when you think things could get better for Brody, it seems to go in the opposite direction. The way the book ends leaves me wondering about him and what route he decided to take. It seems like a sad ending that you may be able to figure out. Although, I do wonder if it’s actually what I think may be the end of Brody’s story…

Check out Jeremy Bronaugh on Amazon and Goodreads!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jeremy-Bronaugh/e/B00PNYCQEQ

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9863914.Jeremy_Bronaugh

Upcoming Events Including Giveaways, Free Books, Book Signings and More!

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New events are coming up soon including ‪#‎giveaways‬, speaking engagements, and book signings and readings! Be sure to check the events calendar, click here to see if I’m coming to an event near you. I look forward to seeing you!

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FREE EBOOK ABOUT Borderline Personality Disorder and Mental Illness TODAY only!

FREE EBOOK ABOUT #BPD via Amazon. Free on TODAY only!

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A story about a girl who struggles with #BPD. It takes the reader into the mind of someone who is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Recommended for families, friends and loved ones of those who have BPD and who wish to learn more about this complex personality disorder. For ages 16 and up.

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In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

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Hope, Survival and WIN! My Review of Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro

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Hope, Survival and WIN!

Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro is one of the most inspiring true stories of survival that I’ve ever read! Liz overcame so many obstacles in her journey through life. She was raised in foster care and had suffered sexual and physical abuse. She did not use her past as an excuse not to succeed on her incredible journey. No, Liz did not give up. She went on to help others by finding joy and peace in her success with athletics, running marathons and her organization Girls With Sole. Finish Line Feeling is RAW, unique and uplifting. Liz’s life story is one of hope, survival and WINS!

Purchase Finish Line Feeling By Liz Ferro here on Amazon.com!

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Advocacy in the Face of Stigma With Ava Rosenblatt (The Goodness Geek)

Advocacy in the Face of Stigma.

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