Mental Health and Caffeine….

Is caffeine a positive mental health habit?  Growing up, I always thought drinking coffee was not a good habit to develop. I assumed I should simply be responsible to set a morning alarm and splash water on my face to be ready for the day. Coffee was not necessary in order to “wake up”. Of course, coffee isn’t necessary, […]

5 WAYS TO COPE WITH BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY

BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY Back to school season has officially arrived, and summer is officially ending. Mixed emotions flow through the air. Excitement. Nerves. Curiosity. These feelings are completely normal. I’ve always experienced mixed emotions as I think about school starting again, but there’s one enormous feeling that lingers in my head. ANXIETY. Anxiety has […]

Mental Health Journey | Behind the Story of “The Mask”

“The Mask” Concept- Mental Health “The Mask” is a very special chapter, and it is by far one of my most favorite songs I’ve written. It’s concept is very close to my heart, and it’s message is relatable on so many levels, not just mental health. The Mask is all about reflection. We tend to […]

Brain XP the Book and Soundtrack Now Available!

Brain XP the Book and Brain XP the Soundtrack are now available at all digital retailers! To buy now: Brain XP the Book (on both Kindle and paperback): https://www.amazon.com/dp/198606901X/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_KQ94AbDVWXVBP Brain XP the Soundtrack: iTunes: Brain XP by Christine XP https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brain-xp/1373712028 Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-XP-Christine/dp/B07C812SV3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1524849083&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=christine+xp&dpPl=1&dpID=51HSyBISJXL&ref=plSrch Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4lvLoOsaORglYNkbEHFTGz?si=LGEcE6mySRGbuQllajqf6w Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Bojscemlr3rmnc7otueeu222kgi?t=Brain_XP  

#Fear

Living in fear feels horrible. It breaks down your walls and puts you in a vulnerable position. Your guard is no longer existent, which exposes you to greater possibilities of getting hurt (emotionally and physically). I experienced this quite frequently as I worked through my psychotic symptoms. I feared every single day, every single night. […]

#Beautiful

Confidence and self worth are essential in order to feel beautiful. I already know that every single one of you is beautiful (there is no doubt in my mind about that), but feeling that way is not always as easy as it sounds. When I was in 7th grade, I struggled with accepting myself. I […]

Christine Marie Frey School Presentation Booking Opportunities

Author and recording artist Christine Marie Frey (artist name Christine XP) created Brain XP as an outlet to build a community for teens and young adults who have been affected by mental illness, along with their friends, families, and support networks (churches, schools, neighborhoods). With the forthcoming release of the book and album on April […]

Introducing Brain XP

BRAIN XP   One of the most important things to remember in life is that everybody needs help sometimes. When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I refused any help that came my way. I didn’t want help from my parents, my teachers, or even my friends. I wanted help from a teenager who […]