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Managing Your Mental Health While Living With Chronic Illness 

Are you living with a chronic illness? Many people experiencing chronic pain also are at risk for depression. This article will give you the tips you need to balance your mental health.

Resentment – A Hidden Side Effect of (Finally) Being Diagnosed With a Chronic Illness 

You finally have a diagnosis for your mystery symptoms. Congratulations! Now, what are you supposed to do with all this resentment towards the people who didn’t believe you for all these years? Find out.

What It’s Like to Be in the Mind of Someone Who’s Depressed 

Do you know someone with depression? Learn how to help someone with depression by getting into the mind of someone with depression. End the stigma.

The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion Is a Soothing Balm for Anxiety and Chronic Pain 

Are you looking for natural chronic pain and anxiety relief? Fay Farm Serenity CBD lotion offers CBD, magnesium oil, passionflower, and more.

An Open Letter to Doctors Who Think Chronic Pain Patients Are “Hysterical” 

If you’re a doctor who thinks your chronic pain patient is “hysterical” and not really sick, you’re adding emotional damage to her physical pain. Please read.

5 Exercises to Instantly Reduce Stress 

You’re late, and the travel mug of coffee you hastily prepared is now a hot mess in your lap. If you’re at the boiling point, learn to quickly relieve stress.

“I Can’t Hear You Over Your Breath” – How Autistic Sensory Issues Interfere With Communication 

Sensitive to breath odor? Does your autistic child twist and pull away from you? Sensory overload can cause communication problems for those on the spectrum.

“I’m Not Crazy…I’m Allergic!” – An Interview With Author Sherilyn Powers 

What if you found out your depression was really a symptom of allergies? That’s exactly what happened to Julie. An interview with author Sherilyn Powers.

The One Thing All People With Chronic Illness Have in Common – [Video] 

There is one thing you and everyone else with chronic illness have in common, but most doctors will never tell you about it. In fact, it scares them.