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“You will only be happy if you ‘get rid of’ your illness.”

6 Totally Awful Lies That Mental Illness Told Me

I used to think that I would only be happy if I came as close to being “neurotypical” as possible. I thought that I needed to be cured to live a Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   03.11.16   |   SHARE
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I was a living dead person: The structure was there, but there was barely anything inside.

My Ongoing Struggle Through Therapy And Medication

I went to my first therapist when I was a teenager. My family was dysfunctional to the point of being non-functional. If a decision needed to be made Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   03.3.16   |   SHARE
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For the very first time, I was well and I was whole.

I Didn't Ask For Your Opinion On My Psych Meds

I don’t want your green smoothie recipe, your yoga pamphlet, or your Google search results on the meds I take. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   01.31.16   |   SHARE
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My Psychiatrist Wears Fuchsia And Makes Me Cry: A Call For Med Compliance

The thing about things like word-finding and exhaustion and sexual dysfunction and dry-mouth and nausea and the other things that come with the psych Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
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Overdosed: My Mother's Extreme Bipolar Condition 

My mother had her first psychotic episode on her 40th birthday. As her birthday bash extended into its fourth day of drunken celebrations, it became Read...
Sofia Mella    |   11.24.15   |   SHARE
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The Guilt Of Bipolar Disorder

I worry so much with every mood episode, with every burst of rage, every down day, every fit of tears that I am scarring my children. I worry that I Read...
Ann Roselle    |   10.26.15   |   SHARE
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This is what PMDD looks like. It's also what depression looks like.

How A Misdiagnosis Almost Wrecked My Life

No medication seemed to really work, so I started to believe I was responsible for my own sickness. While I professed the notion in public that Read...
Violet Mclean    |   08.17.15   |   SHARE
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Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (credit: youtube screen grab)

My Own Private Cuckoo's Nest

I recalled being told to sit tight in the day room all day and behave in lieu of walking peacefully to get some exercise and stretch my legs. I Read...
Ann Roselle    |   08.12.15   |   SHARE
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