mental illness

I Was Diagnosed With Anxiety 5 Times Before I Took It Seriously

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How can I sit here and encourage other women to talk about their mental health when I can’t even be honest about mine?
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I Had An Emotional Affair — And I’m Not Sorry

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That’s the tricky thing about an emotional affair. There isn’t a thing or act which defines it. It is full of gray areas.
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Should We Still Be Talking About Stigma And Mental Illness?

While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help.

While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help. Consequences of stigma come from within.

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Mommamental: Talk To Your Kids About Bipolar Disorder

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Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs to have.

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9 Things This Mentally Ill Person Wishes You Would Stop (Or Start) Doing

Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real.

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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

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Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives!

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How Mental Health Stigma Almost Killed Me

It took things getting a lot worse before I was ready to get better.

It was my pattern: if therapy got too intense, if I started feeling better, or if I was referred to a psychiatrist, I’d just stop going. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I had a mental disorder.

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I'm Mentally Ill — And I Will NOT Be Your Mass Shooting Scapegoat 

Mentally ill people are not separate from us — they are part of us.

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8 Ways To Support Your Mentally Ill Partner

Here's how you can support your metnally ill partner.

Mentally ill folks are not all the same so this is by no means an exhaustive list. But it’s a start when it comes to supporting your mentally ill partner.

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A Television Series Is Changing The Conversation On Mental Illness

This one small act of including a character with clinical depression is one way of opening the door to much larger conversations.

You’re the Worst is tackling depression on television with grace, understanding, and compassion. It's changing the conversation on mental illness.

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