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I'm Scared That If I Need You, You'll Leave

I opened the door to my heart and told him not only did I desperately need him, but that I was desperately afraid to need him. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.23.18   |   SHARE
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While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help.

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. Consequences of stigma come from Read...
Dylan Brethour    |   05.23.18   |   SHARE
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Living With A Compulsive Hair-Pulling Disorder

At the age of seven I started compulsively pulling out my eyelashes and eyebrows. I was later diagnosed with trichotillomania, a hair-pulling Read...
Josephine Hendrick of Role Reboot    |   05.16.18   |   SHARE
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We never learned what was normal because we never saw normal

Happy Mother’s Day To The Women Who Raised Themselves — And Their Mothers

I wasn't a very good mother to myself but I was a better mother than she was. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.11.18   |   SHARE
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Anxiety can involve a fear of the unexpected, and thinking about how the trip will go can feel so disastrous and foreboding.

How To Travel When You Have Anxiety

Anxiety can involve a fear of the unexpected, and thinking about how the trip will go can feel so disastrous and foreboding. Read...
Andrea Crowley-Hughes of The Refresh    |   05.4.18   |   SHARE
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Feeling Depressed Is Different Than Being Depressed

I'm not here to discredit your experience. What I'm here to say is that "feeling depressed" is a different beast than “having depression.” Read...
Kristance Harlow    |   05.3.18   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
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