Marisa Lancione is a media relations professional by day and mental health blogger by night. She's a fervent feminist, Bob Dylan lover and the resident tall girl. When she’s not busting mental health stigma, she can be found reading, writing, tweeting, and baking cupcakes (Everyone loves cupcakes!). Find Marisa at

Marisa Lancione's Articles

5 Things I Learned While Counting Calories For A Week

I’m always thinking about what and when I’m going to eat. But when I started counting calories, I was anticipating my meals even more. I was ravenous, like a starved dog -- despite not being starving... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   11.16.15 12am   |   SHARE

4 Reasons My Mental Illness Is Not A Halloween Costume

...Halloween has transformed from dressing up as scary ghouls and goblins into a time to dress up in culturally insensitive costumes. Throughout the night, you will inevitably see someone dressed up... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   10.30.15 12am   |   SHARE

Can Social Media Help Prevent Suicide And Self-Harm?

After a few angry tweets and Facebook posts, I did some research. It seems that Facebook's Report Suicidal Content function is only available to its US users. Nowhere on the page did Facebook alert... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   10.28.15 12am   |   SHARE

Why Jennifer Lawrence's Pay Gap Essay Isn't A Feminist Triumph

My main problem is that your opinion on pay equity is wishy washy at best. Although you wonder why you aren’t getting paid the same as your male counterparts, you still go out of your way (multiple... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   10.16.15 12am   |   SHARE

Do Psychiatrists Perpetuate The Stigma Of Mental Illness?

When talking about my mental illness with people, I’m often asked about the stigma I have experienced and my answer often surprises them. I have never experienced stigma from friends, family, or... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   08.21.15 12pm   |   SHARE

6 Annoying Things You Hear When You’re A Tall Girl

3. Why do you wear heels even though you’re so tall?
Marisa Lancione    |   08.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

I Have A Mental Illness And It Sucks

This is the reality of my life. I am incredibly unstable right now, which is why everything is so extreme. So, no this isn’t the normal everyday life of a bipolar person, but it’s one part of what it... Read...
Marisa Lancione    |   06.1.15 5am   |   SHARE