Minds

How Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ruined My Mental Health

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Since my own unwelcome relationship with IBS began, I’ve spent numerous days in the emergency department, lost several days off work, and, most disconcertingly, watched my mental health deteriorate.
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Advice On Dealing With Toxic Friends — From A Former Toxic Friend

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A romantic partner or friend can have toxic behaviors without being fully “toxic.” There are ways to manage such behavior. How do I know? Because I’ve been that needy, over-involved, manipulative friend.
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I Was Diagnosed With Anxiety 5 Times Before I Took It Seriously

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How can I sit here and encourage other women to talk about their mental health when I can’t even be honest about mine?
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When You're A Mother Contemplating Suicide

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Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.

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Black People Get Eating Disorders Too

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Eating disorders continue to be misunderstood and stigmatized within the Black community. For years, there have been myths about eating disorders affecting only white, affluent, young women. With increasing education and discussion on the subject, it’s becoming more apparent how universal eating disorders are. 

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4 Simple Steps To Teach Yourself To Be Alone Without Feeling Uncomfortable

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Why Logan Paul's Suicide Victim Video Hurts People Like Me

Sadly, I know I'm not the only one who was hurt by Logan Paul's video.

Sadly, I know I'm not the only one who was hurt by Logan Paul's video. I know because it's a hurt shared by so many survivors of suicide.

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Anxiety and Engagement: When Your Wedding Is Stressing You Out

I have so much anxiety over my engagement.

Whenever anyone asks me about wedding details, I smile and say we’re working on it while I silently freaking out. I have so much anxiety over my engagement.

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What It’s Like To Be In A Relationship When You Both Have Depression

While the kind of depression we have might not be compatible, we still are.

Depression is difficult to live with, alone, or in a couple.

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Mean You’re Too ‘Broken’ To Be In A Relationship

When I think about why none of my relationships ever seem to work out, the elephant in the room is my mental illness.

The elephant in the room is my mental illness. Do my anxiety and depression make me unworthy of love?

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