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Since the rates of depression are twice as high in women as in men, this means there are many, many mothers out there who face this struggle everyday. Image: We Heart It.

Antidepressants Make Me A Better Mom

I'm calmer, more level-headed, and more responsive (not reactive). I'm able to make it through the day without every comment, incident or event Read...
Kim Zapata of Your Tango    |   02.12.16   |   SHARE
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Each person processes miscarriage differently.

When Your Miscarriage Is A Relief

No two losses are the same. Read...
Sarah Fader    |   02.10.16   |   SHARE
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We all need people who believe in us.

Loving Is Hard

How do you love someone who continually does things to hurt himself? I’ve been holding a phone with my stoned, sobbing brother on the other end for Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   02.10.16   |   SHARE
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Parents say this is normal, that those fears can be overcome, and that having a family is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever chosen for themselves. However, I still say "no."

6 Reasons I'm Too Afraid To Have Children

I never wanted children. When other little girls were playing with dolls, I played with stuffed animals. Even when I played house, my home was filled Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   02.10.16   |   SHARE
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Recovery is an ongoing process.

Musings From My Time In The Psych Ward

“Are you a cutter?” the medical aide asked me, gearing to strap a blood-pressure monitor around my upper arm to take my vitals at 11 o’clock one Read...
Emily Hughes    |   02.8.16   |   SHARE
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My Struggle With Binge Eating Disorder

I told her in graphic detail about my binges, about the amount and type of food that I forced into my mouth long after I was full, about the lengths Read...
Kelsey Ognibene    |   02.8.16   |   SHARE
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"Crying Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Emergency Self-Care: Tips For Loving Yourself During A Crisis

...self-care is a process. Ideally, you treat yourself with kindness daily, engaging in acts of self care that function as either a reminder to relax Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   02.4.16   |   SHARE
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Frown if you gotta.

Don't Pretend To Be OK When You're Not

Pretending you’re OK when you're not is lying — lying to yourself. And it will keep you not OK. Read...
Caroline Dooner    |   02.4.16   |   SHARE