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Mental illness does not define me

Mental Illness

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

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