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Mental Illness

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

Raw and Open: Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

I have been passively suicidal since I was eight years old, when I had my first...

Aug 15, 2019

Raw and Open: The Downfalls of a Temporary Psychiatrist

So I am just over three weeks into a new med called Elavil, and although I...

Aug 1, 2019

Raw and Open: Depression and Medical Marijuana

Many people experience depression and often try to treat it with anti-depressants or other related medications....

Jul 4, 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

Raw and Open: The Misinformation of Borderline Personality Disorder

The label Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) does not do justice to...

May 16, 2019

Chasing the High of Success and the Hell it brings

Maybe it's just me. But it seems that anyone who suffers from depression, often searches for...

May 15, 2019

Proof of hope

I was born in 1980. My struggles with mental illness began when I was four years old. I started sticking myself with sewing needles and slamming my head against...

May 9, 2019

PTSD and the startle response

I am lucky, every morning when I open my eyes to greet a new day I do so with a blank slate. I...

Apr 24, 2019

Raw and Open: The Trauma of Accepting Our Trauma

It can literally take five minutes of trauma to permanently affect a child’s life. It does...

Apr 4, 2019

All I wanted

From a very young age I knew there was something wrong with my brain. I think I was about 13 years old. At first, I thought there was just something wrong...

Apr 3, 2019