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Instead of ending my life, I reached out to you.

What I Wish My Loved Ones Understood About Being Suicidal

Validate my pain. Acknowledge my suffering. And know that, for me, it’s very real. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   01.14.16   |   SHARE
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'No Fats, No Femmes' Documentary Seeks To Start Dialogue On Desire And Body Image

"The worst part is that I internalized those messages." Read...
Derrick Clifton    |   01.5.16   |   SHARE
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It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me?

My Story Of Starvation Began At Age 7

It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me? Read...
Holly Fox   |   12.21.15   |   SHARE
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Colorful pills spilling out of a bottle.

I Fought My Meds But My Meds Won

When we make medications seem like a failure rather than a simple necessity, we make the people who take them feel like failures, too. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   12.17.15   |   SHARE
BodiesVoicesMinds
Take care.

Why I Think Everyone Should Have A Therapist

I firmly believe that every person on the planet could benefit from therapy. I myself have been going to therapy every week for about four years and Read...
Erin McKelle    |   12.11.15   |   SHARE
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You deserve to feel good. And to enjoy pie.

How To Handle Relatives Monitoring Your Eating During The Holidays

Ah, the holidays. Or, as it’s called in my family, the annual time of year to scrutinize and peer-pressure their darling daughter/niece/cousin/ Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   12.9.15   |   SHARE
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Because I Don't Want To Lose One More Friend To Drugs

Early Monday morning, while waiting to have blood drawn in my doctor’s office, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed. One friend had posted Read...
Erin Khar    |   11.4.15   |   SHARE
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What My Son's Stay In A Psychiatric Hospital Taught Me About Resilience

When I left the hospital the night that he was admitted, I sat in the parking lot gasping with big ugly sobs and looking for someone to blame — Read...
Anonymous    |   10.6.15   |   SHARE