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If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things you shouldn’t do.

My Dad Died — Here Are 3 Things You SHOULDN'T Do To Help Me

My dad died. I only know my own grief, and even that is debatable. If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   01.9.18   |   SHARE
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Mentally ill people are not separate from us — they are part of us.

I'm Mentally Ill — And I Will NOT Be Your Mass Shooting Scapegoat 

Content Notice: mass shootings and violence, suicide mention In the wake of yet another act of  domestic terrorism, Donald Trump — who is so Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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3 Tips For Eating Well When You're Really F*cking Depressed

In the midst of struggling with being depressed, you’re also saddled with the practical realities of staying alive. It’s no easy feat. Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   10.31.17   |   SHARE
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How Do You Ever Heal When Life Keeps Punching You In The Face?

Healing is hard work. It will be hard today, tomorrow, next week, next month, 3 years from now. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
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Sometimes faking it can feel like yet another shame-based attempt to conceal my mental illness.

Should You Really Fake It Till You Make It?

More than any other unsolicited mental health advice I’ve received over the course of my life is the admonishment to “fake it till you make it.” Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   10.3.17   |   SHARE
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Turtles All The Way Down & Mental Illness Representation In Books

An obsessive spiral is largely invisible, with no quirky Monk-like hand washing to ground it in reality. The hand washing stuff — the compulsion — Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
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This Is What It's Like To Have A Panic Attack Every Day

For a long time, I kept a mental list of things that I’d do once I was “better.” I yearned for a sound mind and a thin body — two things I was not Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   08.27.17   |   SHARE
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We Have A Perfectionism Problem

We need to stop trying to be perfect. I know better than most that it is much, much easier said than done. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   08.9.17   |   SHARE
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