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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
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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
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Even the fierce love I have for my family doesn’t mean I don’t feel utterly hopeless sometimes. Image: Thinkstock.

Suicidal Ideation And The Complication Of Motherhood

[CN: suicide, overdose] Gratitude stops me from ending my life, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting to end my life. Even the fierce love I have for Read...
Joni Edelman    |   05.25.16   |   SHARE
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I will be kind to myself in times of difficulty AND times of ease. Image: Thinkstock.

How Mental Health Awareness Helps Me Cope With My Mental Illnesses

[CN: PTSD, self-harm] I’m choosing this moment to remember that mental health awareness is about celebrating my victories as well as seeking Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   05.24.16   |   SHARE
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I didn’t understand how serious you were until they told me. Now I know that my life will never be the same. Image: Stock.io/Andrew Weber

An Open Letter To My Bipolar Disorder

You were on the back burner — I thought you were Type 2, manageable, no big deal — which goes to show just how deeply I’d slid into denial. But there Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   04.22.16   |   SHARE
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For years, I didn’t know I was hearing voices. Image: Thinkstock.

When Your Abuser Isn't Real

For years, I didn’t know I was hearing voices. When it started to happen, it felt like someone else’s thoughts were being inserted into my mind, Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   04.21.16   |   SHARE
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Bipolar disorder is one of the most devastating mental health conditions a person can endure. Image: Nadia Stennett.

I'm Getting Tested For Bipolar Disorder This Week

It wasn’t until I hit my twenties that I ever remember hearing anyone discuss the topic of mental illness like it was an actual thing you could take Read...
Nadia Bokody of SHESAID    |   04.18.16   |   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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