Mental Health Support & Advice from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles with mental health support and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn mental illness coping tips from people like you who understand what you’re going through.


What Is Ableism? Understanding Disability Discrimination & Prejudice

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably experienced or witnessed ableism. Here's what you need to know about it, and what you can do ...

How Systemic Ableism Is Built Into Society, and What We Can Do About It

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably quickly figured out that the world wasn't built with disabled people in mind. In fact, it ...

What Is Internalized Ableism? Tips for Overcoming Self-Stigma

If you're a disabled person who feels shame about your condition and struggles to ask for help or advocate for your rights, you may be battling one of the ...

Let’s Bust These 6 Disability Myths That Are at the Root of Ableism

Ableism -- prejudice against people with disabilities -- is rooted in disability myths and historical stigmas, some of which date back hundreds or thousands of ...

Am I Disabled? How to Know If You Have a Disability

If you've ever asked yourself, "Am I disabled?" this guide will help you determine if you have a disability and what it means for your life. If you were ...

Finding Hope When Navigating the Labyrinth of Mental Illness

Living with a mental health condition can often feel like being lost in a labyrinth. We grapple with confusion, self-doubt, and the weight of an invisible ...

How to Support a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

If you have a family member or friend with bipolar disorder, here's how to support them while also caring for your own mental health. Having bipolar disorder ...

How Art Therapy Can Help You Heal Through Creativity

Art therapy is a therapeutic technique that empowers people to explore and confront emotional challenges through the creative process. The journey of mental ...

How to Support a Coworker Who Is Struggling with Their Mental Health

Everyone has their ups and downs from a mental health perspective, and this is often something that comes to light in a professional context. Because of this, ...

My Mental Illness Is Not Your Bogeyman

In a world that often sweeps our struggles under the rug, I stand here, unashamed and unafraid to share my story. Just as body shaming perpetuates stereotypes ...

Struggling to Get a Clear Mental Illness Diagnosis? You’re Not Alone.

When your diagnosis is unclear or not quite understood by mental health professionals, you often feel like an outsider, like you don't belong anywhere. Over ...

Holistic Approaches to Managing Anxiety and Depression

Have you ever had one of those days when it feels like a dark cloud is following you? Yes, we have all experienced this. Anxiety and depression can be ...

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