Hollow Words That I Live By

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Hollow Words That I Live By

Living with PTSD and major depressive disorder, I was shocked to learn, and unfortunately experience on a daily basis, just how numb my...

Dec 18, 2019

Fences, Pills and Possibilities

The other night I picked up the refill of my prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that I've been on for several years. There...

Apr 17, 2018

The biggest club in the world

Please don’t be ashamed of your mental health. I’m not suggesting you stand up and shout it from the roof tops, but at...

Oct 24, 2017

Healthy boundaries

The month of June is often a very busy and stressful time of year for many of us, not necessarily all in a bad way though. For me June...

Sep 5, 2017

Cheer up, Buttercup

Are you sick to death of hearing about depression? How sad we all are? It’s an epidemic apparently… I know I’m sick to death of hearing about it –...

May 16, 2017

My eating disorder, she runs the show

‘I feel like I am taking control of something, yet really I have no control at all’ is the first thought that comes to...

May 16, 2017

How I Crushed Anxiety Twice

Black? Brown? White? Mixed? Afro-Caribbean? What the fuck was I supposed to be? How was I supposed to act? What was I supposed...

May 4, 2017

Burnt out

Burnt out. What would it take to hear it? "You are suffering from burn out" said my doctor, and my friends, and my family.  Why could they see it,...

May 2, 2017

But You Seem So Strong

I struggled with depression for a long while before I did anything about it. That’s because I was, for the longest time, mostly functional. I did well in high school,...

Apr 13, 2017

What brought me back

When I explain to you what has happened over the last 12 years, you might not believe it took place, but it did. Depression is a word that I knew...

Apr 11, 2017

Never in harm’s way

I was 10 and it all started with my brothers and I being taken into child custody - we were fortunate that we got to stay with family. With...

Mar 14, 2017

To the community, thank you

Hey SNW community, Jessica here, just wanted to say a little something. Today marks the first anniversary/birthday/year of badassness of SNW and I wanted...

Mar 10, 2017