Minds

The scope and effect of phobias are often minimized and downplayed, making the sufferer feel less validated and poorly about themselves.

7 Modern Day Phobias People Face

The scope and effect of phobias are often minimized and downplayed, making the sufferer feel less validated and poorly about themselves.

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When Getting Out Of Bed Feels Like Climbing A Mountain

I forced myself out the door that morning for a run - depression had sucked the life and determination from my mind and body.

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Here’s What It’s Really Like To Have OCD

People just don’t get OCD. OCD is a well-recognized mental illness which affects roughly 1-2% of the population. Yet, it remains badly misunderstood.

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A Moment For A Man, A Lifetime For His Victim

My story does have a happy ending. Still, I’ll never forget. We survivors live every day with complicated consequences. Our assaulters do not.

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What Teaching Taught Me About Empathy

And then I did what some people might consider unprofessional: I opened up to them as well. I struggle with a variety of mental health conditions.

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If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth.

I Compulsively Lied To My Shrink Because I Was Afraid Of Boring Her

If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth. I compulsively lied to my shrink.

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Stop Thinking You Understand Depression

Mild depression (more familiar to the masses than its more severe form) is like being relentlessly cold; MDD is like having extreme frostbite.

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This New Year, I propose that we let go of the things which are no longer serving us.

5 Things That I Will Leave Behind This New Year

Every New Year people tout the idea of “New Year, New YOU!” But what if the problem isn’t you? I propose we let go of the things that no longer serve us.

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