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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

My PTSD: earned with distinction

The wider world around us is rich with the potential for danger and destruction and like an animal in the wild, I am...

Oct 2, 2019

Depression is a powerful sucker

It was only a few short years ago, but I can honestly say that everything I’ve done, and everything I am today, is...

Sep 25, 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

My living nightmare

Wtf is wrong with me? I have been awake for days with grandiose ideas of starting a business: drawing a logo, building a website and actually filing the paperwork --...

Sep 11, 2019

Men, we have a problem

Men, we have a problem. A deep seeded, long standing practice of remaining silent about our mental health. This “tough guy” facade is killing us. Therefore, we owe it to everyone...

Jun 26, 2019

Being Gone and Coming Back

I wake up, and immediately wish that I hadn’t. The overwhelming feeling of despair isn’t the first thought I have, it is just...

Jun 5, 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

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