Stigma

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We Need To Stop Telling People To Be Grateful Things Aren't Worse

I promise you, people living with depression are acutely aware that things probably aren’t as bad as they could be. Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   09.28.16   |   SHARE
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Your partner knows you need their support. But you can't bring yourself to connect, or meet their needs. Image: Thinkstock.

Sex Drive: The Forgotten Victim Of Depression

Sex is not something we often hear about when talking about depression. But we should. Because it stops. Sex drive plummets. Read...
Caitlin Bishop of Mamamia    |   08.18.16   |   SHARE
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Kerryn manages to commit every fallacy of fatphobia in less than three minutes. Image: screengrab — Steven Tanenbaum/Vimeo.

Kerryn Feehan: Concern Troll, Fatphobe, and Bullshit Artist

Actress and comic Kerryn Feehan decided to use a publicity opportunity on a radio show to go after the show’s intern Whitney Way Thore, who is the Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
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These insightful, funny, and heartfelt cards are an important step in destigmatizing mental health issues. Image: Hope Street Cards.

Two Australian Sisters Have Created Cards For People Living With Mental Illness

We know that this year alone, one in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness. What we might not know is that only one in four Read...
Jessie Stephens of Mamamia    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
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During each doctor visit, I was warned about the possibility of addiction that comes with prescription painkillers, but there was radio silence regarding the ways each alternative therapy would affect my life. Image: Thinkstock.

Concerns About 'Drug Seeking' Only Harm Chronic Pain Sufferers

If you have chronic pain, you are all too aware of the stigma surrounding the condition. Whether it comes from a disbelieving health professional, an Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   07.19.16   |   SHARE
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Poppies might be "natural," but last time I checked, opium's not great for you... Image: Thinkstock.

7 Myths That Contribute To The Stigma Around Addiction

How can we combat stigma? One way is to debunk the myths about addiction that currently saturate the public conversation. By breaking down these Read...
Kelly Fitzgerald    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
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Mental illness was a fact in my family, but not something that affected my daily life. Image: Thinkstock.

Growing Up With Mental Illness, But Without The Stigma

By introducing my father’s illness as a fact during a time when his mental health had no negative effects on my life, my parents enabled me to live Read...
Kelly Burch    |   06.10.16   |   SHARE
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Your feelings are valid. Image: Thinkstock.

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
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