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    75 Ideas for a DIY Depression Care Package

    75 ideas for a diy depression care package make a care package for a depressed friend

    Build a Care Package for Someone with Depression

    I’m Audrey Harper — the woman behind BPD Beautiful, a BPD recovery blog that aims to spread BPD awareness and assist others in understanding those living with BPD. This post features product ideas for a DIY depression care package for either your loved one with depression, a charity serving a depressed community or even for yourself.

    Since BPD Beautiful is a BPD recovery blog, of course I have to mention the correlation between depression and borderline personality disorder at least once in this post. Here are some statistics originally found on verywellmind

    BPD and depression commonly occur together. One study found that about 96% of patients with BPD met criteria for a mood disorder. In this study, about 83% of patients with BPD also met criteria for major depressive disorder, and about 39% of patients with BPD also met criteria for dysthymic disorder.  

  • Self Care Sunday

    Simple Ways to Practice Self Care When You’re Introverted

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    This article was written by Melissa Howard of Stopsuicide.info

    This world is a loud, bright place that is only getting bigger by the day. In some way, it seems that it’s a world for extroverts, and it can leave introverts feeling overwhelmed. 

    That’s why it’s so important to find ways to practice self care if you’re an introvert. You need solitude to recharge, and in this world, you must make it happen because it won’t come on its own. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take each day to foster your wellbeing and prevent yourself from becoming drained. Check out these examples from BPD Beautiful!

    Self Care Tip #1 – Clean Your Living Environment

    There is something so refreshing about a clean atmosphere. Cleaning your home is therapeutic all on its own because it organizes the chaos. And in creating order, you can toss out belongings that bring you negative energy. 

    As you declutter and clean in the physical realm, there is a natural impact on your mental state and emotions that will adopt the fresh start, and that sense of order can flow into other areas of your life. Take time for routine deep cleans of your living space and weekly or even daily tidying up sessions.