Talking about why it’s important to talk about it


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

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

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

A work in progress

Per Wikipedia; Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense...

Feb 23, 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

Patching the hole

This morning, my mom sent me a picture of her latest home renovation project – patching the massive hole in the hallway outside my room. “On to bigger and...

Feb 16, 2017