Sarah Fader

Sarah Fader

Bio

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She is an author and blogger, having been featured on Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good day New York.Sarah is a native New Yorker who enjoys naps, talking to strangers, and caring for her two small humans and two average-sized cats. Like six million other Americans, Sarah lives with panic disorder. Through Stigma Fighters, Sarah hopes to change the world, one mental health stigma at a time.  

Sarah Fader Articles

Life insurance. WHY?

Things Adults Do, AKA: Why Do I Have Life Insurance?

Being a grown-up means you have to care a lot about money. If you do anything (like leave your house) and you become thirsty, you have to consider if you should buy something to drink or save that two dollars.

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Why Men Need A Feminist Dating Site

My brief experience with online dating taught me that I hate it with a fiery passion. As a woman, I felt objectified and like a lot of the men on there wanted to see pictures of me so that they could judge if I was hot enough to go out for coffee with. I was already resentful and angry. And I know that I’m not alone. My female friends who have been involved in online dating have commiserated with me on this.

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Is being a single mom hard? SHUT UP.

5 Things NOT To Say To A Single Mom

2. I have a really cute friend I can set you up with. I am single by choice. No thanks!

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I was emotionally and physically depleted. Image: Thinkstock.

Surviving Postpartum Depression And Hypnagogic Hallucinations

She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there enough love for both of my children?"

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You have the opportunity to find true love — take it and run with it!

10 Ways Being Dumped Is A Blessing

You may be heartbroken because that asshole dumped you, but really - was he all that great? Okay, you had some great sex and some deep conversations, but the truth is you want to be with someone who wants to be with YOU. On that note here are 10 reasons being dumped is a blessing.

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Phuc Dat Bich

Phuc Dat Bich Or F**k That B**ch? Apparently Facebook Decides

I decided to reach out to Phuc Dat to get his side of the story. I neglected to realize that the lived in Australia. Though it was 9am in NYC it was after 1am down under.

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Anxiety, you are not going to win this time.

How To Make Anxiety Your Bitch

My life has been a long bumpy anxious ride. People often don’t understand my “quirky” behaviors due to anxiety. I’ve learned, over the years that it's not important what other people think. What matters is that I recognize when anxiety is coming out to play, and I punch that bitch in the face.

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Planned Parenthood, protecting reproductive rights.

Reflections On The Planned Parenthood Shooting: It Could Have Been Me

Women come to Planned Parenthood for a variety of reasons: an affordable check up from a licensed gynecologist, STD testing, pregnancy testing, LGBT services, and to have an abortion. The women present at that clinic in Colorado on Friday had different reasons for being there. What did they have in common? They were all subjected to a dangerous man.

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Photo by Clint McKoy on Unsplash

5 Ways To Teach My Son Empathy

Sarah Fader shares why she believes that few things are more important for her son to learn than empathy.

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Each person processes miscarriage differently.

When Your Miscarriage Is A Relief

No two losses are the same.

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