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What I call an ‘almost’: My first visit with my psychotherapist

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What I call an ‘almost’: My first visit with my psychotherapist

So my first visit with my psychotherapist, how did it go? It was amazing! I was early, very...

Apr 1, 2020

‘Anticipatory grief’: Dealing with unknowns in wake of the coronavirus pandemic

This is a follow-up story to a previous piece written by...

Mar 31, 2020

‘These are different times’: Mental illness and self-isolation

Self-isolation can be triggering for someone suffering from mental illness. At the time of writing this, I’m...

Mar 21, 2020

I don’t want to be

About a year or so ago I read a Facebook post that explained what it was like to have anxiety to a friend. I searched and searched for that...

Mar 11, 2020

Depression isn’t just a punch

Depression isn’t just a punch, where you can wipe off your wound and keep going. It can knock you down for what feels...

Jan 15, 2020

Mental illness does not define me

“It’s my fault” is what I say to myself.  My oldest son, almost nine, was diagnosed with two types of anxiety disorders two...

Oct 30, 2019

No longer alone with my secret

I have always cried for no reason, felt sad for no reason and generally been unhappy. I thought it was because I was the...

Oct 23, 2019

Just like you

My name is Aida and I’m diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and a type of bipolar disorder. When I was a kid I was very introverted and it was hard...

Oct 16, 2019

I am proof

Hello my name is Heidi , and I am a mental health advocate. I have dealt with mental health issues most of my life, starting as a teenager. Starting in...

Oct 9, 2019

The beast

I started having anxiety attacks at a very young age. I can’t remember any of the details, but I distinctly remember feeling like my mind was leaving my body....

Sep 18, 2019

Born this way

I was born sick. On May 15th, 1992, my lifelong journey with anxiety began. My parents knew nearly right away that something was not right. Doctors, nurses, specialists all said...

May 29, 2019

Man up On Mental Illness: The silence of men

To recognize mental health month in the U.S., I have decided to write about the silence...

May 22, 2019