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Talking about why it’s important to talk about it

I have had an anxiety problem for almost five years now. It was after four years...

Mar 23, 2017

I’m ashamed

I remember the first time my Dad told me that he wanted to kill himself. It is, of course, one of those things a person never forgets. There were...

Mar 21, 2017

Inclusion in the workplace

My story is about lack of inclusion. It started when I graduated from grad school in 1992. I went to the University for...

Mar 16, 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

Change is Hope

To get some hope- you have to do one thing. Change one thing and there is hope!

Mar 13, 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

It’s fucking tough, let me tell you

Mental illness, depression specifically, has been the biggest hurdle I’ve had to overcome in my life. At 29 years old; I've suffered the...

Mar 9, 2017

Why Stigma is a F@#r-Letter Word

I first learned about mental illness and stigma because of a heart defect. That probably sounds odd to you, but it will soon...

Mar 7, 2017

Proud of the Shower

When you have fought like hell to make it to the shower, celebrate it!

Mar 6, 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

What we don’t say when we talk about the high

I still can’t settle on what came first, the high or the mental illness. I can,...

Feb 28, 2017

The Basic Joy Test

The BJT is pass/fail. Take one thing in your life, that on a good day, brings you a little bit of joy, and on a bad day, doesn't bring...

Feb 27, 2017