BIO

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She is an author and blogger, having been featured on Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good day New York.

Sarah is a native New Yorker who enjoys naps, talking to strangers, and caring for her two small humans and two average-sized cats. Like six million other Americans, Sarah lives with panic disorder. Through Stigma Fighters, Sarah hopes to change the world, one mental health stigma at a time.
 

Sarah Fader's Articles

Photo by Riccardo Mion on Unsplash

My First Panic Attack

From the day that I had my first panic attack at age 15, my life was never the same. I looked up at my mother, wanting her to save me.
Sarah Fader of The Good Men Project    |   10.10.18 12am   |   SHARE
No matter what you want to tell him, your dog will listen to you.

8 Reasons You Secretly Love Your Dog More Than Your Boyfriend

There is someone in your life who loves you unconditionally — your dog.
Sarah Fader    |   01.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
Anxiety, you are not going to win this time.

How To Make Anxiety Your Bitch

My life has been a long bumpy anxious ride. People often don’t understand my “quirky” behaviors due to anxiety. I’ve learned, over the years that it's not important what other people think. What... Read...
Sarah Fader    |   01.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
You have the opportunity to find true love — take it and run with it!

10 Ways Being Dumped Is A Blessing

You may be heartbroken because that asshole dumped you, but really - was he all that great? Okay, you had some great sex and some deep conversations, but the truth is you want to be with someone who... Read...
Sarah Fader    |   11.14.16 12am   |   SHARE
You said something offensive to them. What was it? (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Reasons You Might Have Been Unfriended On Facebook 

If you haven’t been unfriended or blocked on Facebook, then you’re not doing social media right. Still, each time I’ve been disassociated from in the land of Facebook, I’m left wondering what I did... Read...
Sarah Fader    |   10.4.16 12am   |   SHARE
If kids get rewarded for chores, moms should get theirs too. (Image Credit: Think Stock)

Chore Motivation For Busy-Ass Moms: Rewards (Of Course)

Plenty of moms out there hate housework as much as their kids do, but there is no fairy godmother en route to tidy up for us. Here's how to get those dishes done, with or without a good attitude... Read...
Sarah Fader    |   09.13.16 12am   |   SHARE
It’s completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some unwanted attention from men. Image: Bruno Gomiero/Unsplash.

Facebook Is Not An Online Dating Site

It's completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some unwanted attention from men.
Sarah Fader    |   06.10.16 12am   |   SHARE
I was emotionally and physically depleted. Image: Thinkstock.

Surviving Postpartum Depression And Hypnagogic Hallucinations

She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there enough love for both of my children?"
Sarah Fader    |   06.8.16 12am   |   SHARE
I have two kids and I curse like a sailor. I do not curse at them, but I curse around them. And they know the difference.

I'm Not A Bad Parent For Swearing Around My Children

I have two kids and I curse like a sailor. I do not curse at them, but I curse around them. And they know the difference. I tell them that "fuck" and "shit" are curse words, that they are for... Read...
Sarah Fader    |   04.11.16 12am   |   SHARE
 I like to wake up in the morning, climb on top of my sexual partner, and ride him. Does that make you uncomfortable?

I'm A Single Mom And I Still Like Sex. A Lot.

If a woman displays an outward interest in liking sex, she is automatically labeled "promiscuous." I'm a single mom and I still like sex. A lot.
Sarah Fader    |   03.22.16 12am   |   SHARE