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World War II veterans suffered acutely at the hands of a society intent on a single conformist vision of life that did not include mental illness. (Image of Pat courtesy of the author.)

When Veterans Come Home: My Grandfather And His Demons

I'm trying to unearth the secrets of my grandfather’s story of when veterans come home. I'm looking at what happened to the men of WW ll. Read...
Julia Ostmann    |   11.7.17   |   SHARE
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If I wanted to start being vulnerable with the people I love again, I needed to figure out when my avoidance began and why.

Why Can't I Be Vulnerable As An Adult?

Why can't I be vulnerable as an adult? Despite my fears of vulnerability, some part of me knew it was the key to having fulfilling intimate Read...
Alaina Leary    |   10.24.17   |   SHARE
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Should We Have A Second Child? Image: Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArte

Only The Lonely Are Only: Should We Have A Second Child?

Should We Have A Second Child? From the moment the first baby was born, I’d been obsessing about a sibling: When will my period come back? Read...
Amy Klein    |   10.10.17   |   SHARE
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I've Never Met The Nurse Who Saved My Life

The grief, pain, and misery of an illness lying in wait unsettles me — and yet, I must fight to sustain a life caught between existence and incessant Read...
Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio    |   09.26.17   |   SHARE
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Even as a kid, I think understood the song was a metaphor

Dragons Live Forever

This cartoon was about a friendly, magical dragon having nautical adventures, but it filled me with a terrible sense of dread, not unlike the feeling Read...
Amanda Parrish Morgan    |   09.12.17   |   SHARE
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In recent times, Jews can again find their culture and identities being buried.

We Need To Talk About The Left's Antisemitism

Jews are again faced with the stark reality that antisemitism is alive and well within the United States. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   08.22.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Wouldn't Have Survived Past Trauma Without Roller Derby 

"Roller Derby saved my soul." Read...
Genevieve Berrick    |   08.8.17   |   SHARE
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I’m here alone. I’m free and clear of all attachments.

Learning To Love The Grey: Leaving Behind The Ghosts Of Loves Past In New Orleans

Loving means giving up control. Releasing something to the universe. It’s not prescriptive. There is no place for black and white in love. It’s the Read...
Celia Finkelstein    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
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