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When mental illness rears its ugly head

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When mental illness rears its ugly head

My name is Julia. I am 36 years old. I suffer from severe anxiety with panic attacks and depression. Six years ago, my illness...

Apr 24, 2018

Lucky to be alive

One week prior to my accident, I was on vacation in Florida with my boyfriend and I was suddenly jolted awake in the middle of the night with a...

Jan 16, 2018

One lucky Motherf***er

Today is a great day to tell my story.   It is Thanksgiving and I am grateful for this life!  I don’t know if it was because of watching "13...

Dec 19, 2017

I decided

Hi my name is Julie and I have borderline personality disorder. I am constantly in and out of hospital -- I used to indulge in a lot of self harm...

Dec 5, 2017

Mental Illness is not a character flaw

My story begins when I was about 6 years old. This is the first time I have a memory of feeling “ anxiety." I had...

Aug 8, 2017

Dancing with the B*tch

Living and teaching with depression - still able to do what I gotta do, but I have to adapt to that bitch depression's timetable.  I can't do class prep...

Jul 18, 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

This will not break me

I thought having three diagnosed mental illnesses, would help me write about my fourth but holy hell, this one ... man ... it’s been difficult!   While I am a sufferer...

Mar 2, 2017

The recovery I needed

I grew up watching my mother battle Bipolar (I) Disorder.  It was a scary and confusing experience when she would cycle into a manic moment and then plummet into...

Feb 22, 2017

I’ll tell you when I’m ready

It is the anniversary of my diagnosis, but only five people know about my depression and anxiety. My partner, my parents, my sister,...

Dec 13, 2016

A quick trip to hell

Just a typical day at work in a humdrum existence. Existing with my wife but not getting along too well, I decided to do something out of the ordinary...

Nov 17, 2016

Control

Let me start by saying that I have not gotten rid of my depression.  It's still with me and always will be.  But I am able to control it....

Sep 28, 2016