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9 Things This Mentally Ill Person Wishes You Would Stop (Or Start) Doing

Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
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There’s a horrible kind of pain that comes when you realize someone you considered to be your strongest ally has turned against you.

When Your Best Friend Doesn't Believe You've Been Abused ​

There’s a horrible kind of pain that comes when you realize someone you considered to be your strongest ally has turned against you. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
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Self-Care Isn't Enough For Caregivers — We Need Support Too

As a therapist, I specialize in families dealing with trauma. My work is hard, so like any good therapist, I engage in self-care. Yet, it's not Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   04.27.18   |   SHARE
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How The Self-Care Movement Impacts Our Body Image And Our Wallets 

I propose going back to basics, back to what self-care is supposed to be about. Instead of this new flashy and expensive self-care movement. Read...
Erin McKelle    |   04.25.18   |   SHARE
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The Difficulty Of Making Friends As An Adult ​

Raise your hand if you feel like you want to make new friends as an adult, but have no idea how anymore. Oh, good. It’s not just me. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   04.20.18   |   SHARE
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For several years in my late 20s and early 30s, health anxiety had a stranglehold on my life — and it started from a scary place.

I Recovered From Health Anxiety (And So Can You)

These days, I can’t say I’m never hit with anxiety about an unexpected pain or a weird lump. But when fear creeps in, I stick to some helpful Read...
Sarah Garone    |   04.13.18   |   SHARE
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People can be courageous and hardworking and still not get better.

What If I'm Not The "Right" Kind Of Mentally Ill?

People can be courageous and hardworking and still not get better. Because that’s what it means to have an illness; it isn’t predictable or Read...
Dylan Brethour    |   04.12.18   |   SHARE