mental illness

While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help.

Should We Still Be Talking About Stigma And Mental Illness?

While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help. Consequences of stigma come from Read...
Dylan Brethour    |   05.23.18   |   SHARE
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Mommamental: Talk To Your Kids About Bipolar Disorder

Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.21.18   |   SHARE
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Living With A Compulsive Hair-Pulling Disorder

At the age of seven I started compulsively pulling out my eyelashes and eyebrows. I was later diagnosed with trichotillomania, a hair-pulling Read...
Josephine Hendrick of Role Reboot    |   05.16.18   |   SHARE
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Feeling Depressed Is Different Than Being Depressed

I'm not here to discredit your experience. What I'm here to say is that "feeling depressed" is a different beast than “having depression.” Read...
Kristance Harlow    |   05.3.18   |   SHARE
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9 Things This Mentally Ill Person Wishes You Would Stop (Or Start) Doing

Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
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For several years in my late 20s and early 30s, health anxiety had a stranglehold on my life — and it started from a scary place.

I Recovered From Health Anxiety (And So Can You)

These days, I can’t say I’m never hit with anxiety about an unexpected pain or a weird lump. But when fear creeps in, I stick to some helpful Read...
Sarah Garone    |   04.13.18   |   SHARE
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People can be courageous and hardworking and still not get better.

What If I'm Not The "Right" Kind Of Mentally Ill?

People can be courageous and hardworking and still not get better. Because that’s what it means to have an illness; it isn’t predictable or Read...
Dylan Brethour    |   04.12.18   |   SHARE
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