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When you're supposed to be happy, but you aren't.

When Depression Takes Over Your Pregnancy

I felt lonelier than I ever had before. I didn’t recognize who I was anymore. I tried to play my role, but inside I was drowning. Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   03.24.16   |   SHARE
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There is no switch-off button in there — it’s a constant cycle of thoughts. Image: NBC.

6 Things Only Over-Thinkers Will Understand

Your barista was less friendly than usual…Are you not on good terms anymore? Maybe something has happened in his/her life. You wonder what might’ve Read...
Sarah Norton of Debrief Daily    |   03.22.16   |   SHARE
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 smaller, less glamorous fears can be much more important to face than the huge, exciting ones. They can be scarier too, and much more complex.

Sweating The Small Stuff

I’d been so busy patting myself on the back for conquering my big fears, I failed to acknowledge that the types of things that scare me had shifted Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   03.21.16   |   SHARE
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That’s what comes after mania is through with you: You realize the dream you’ve been living in was actually a nightmare, and you helped create it.

What Mania Really Feels Like When You're Bipolar

Many people are aware of bipolar disorder. Most know it’s a mental illness that swings the brain between depression and mania. Most understand Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   03.21.16   |   SHARE
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“I feel like I’m a supporting character in my own life.”

Insightful Comments Psychologists Have Heard From Patients About Mental Illness

Thanks to awareness campaigns, programs and organisations, our general understanding and recognition of mental illness is improving. However, it’s Read...
The Glow Team    |   03.18.16   |   SHARE
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She had lived a long time, but constant fear had governed her life.

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Fear Culture

Perhaps more than other cultures, America is obsessed with the illusion that if we prepare, we can avoid. Instead of learning to be resilient and Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.17.16   |   SHARE
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The view from bed.

How I Forgot Myself And Ended Up With A Miserable UTI

“Congratulations, Joni. You have a UTI so bad my machine can't even read it.” I like to give everything 110%, even my bacterial infections. I like to Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.15.16   |   SHARE
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It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one going through a tough time; we may notice feelings of vulnerability, weakness, failure, and helplessness.”

7 Ways To Support A Friend Through A Sad Time — Without Trying To Cheer Them Up

“It can feel quite isolating or even invalidating when someone is trying that ‘Cheer up’ approach, or comparisons like, ‘It’s not so bad, look at the Read...
Kahla Preston of The Glow    |   03.15.16   |   SHARE