mental health awareness 2016

I don’t feel as helpless as I once did. Image: Eli DeFaria/Unsplash

4 Ways I Manage My Depression

[CN: suicidal thoughts, blood] The success I have today wouldn’t be possible without the following four tools I regularly use to manage my depression. Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   05.27.16   |   SHARE
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Antidepressants Helped My ADHD

The SSRI I took didn’t have as dramatic an effect as my stimulants did, but it allowed me to laugh and love life again and still managed to take the Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.27.16   |   SHARE
Believe me when I say that I know depression.

What 'Depression' Actually Means (Because Some Of You Don't Know)

[CN: suicidal thoughts, self-harm] Why is it OK to minimize the symptoms of a serious, debilitating, chronic condition with no cure just because it’s Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   05.27.16   |   SHARE
It took until my early 20s to learn I suffered from OCD, and that life didn’t have to be like this. Image: quimuns/Pixabay

Growing Up With OCD

The fear of my parents getting killed driving me there or back loomed around every decision. I always went with my parents on every errand possible, Read...
Renee Fabian    |   05.26.16   |   SHARE
I'm painfully bored, but I don't have the energy to do anything. Image: Thinkstock.

5 Contradictions That Folks With Mental Illness Know All Too Well

One thing I’ve noticed about mental illness is that it’s a mess of contradictions. It tells us one thing, urges us to do another. We have one desire Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   05.26.16   |   SHARE
I felt so much nothing that it was an emotion unto itself: the feeling of having no feelings.

Sometimes It's Hard To Feel Things Again: Adjusting To Life After Depression

[CN: vomit] Having been an unfeeling, sluggish husk of a person with the nap-taking skills of an elderly sloth for the past five months or so, I have Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   05.26.16   |   SHARE
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Having A Mental Illness Doesn't Make Your Feelings Invalid

People who live with mental illness are aware of how our brains work differently. Because of this, we constantly go the extra mile to try to validate Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   05.25.16   |   SHARE