living with mental health issues

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Confession: I Hate Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises can be a saving grace for some; for me they can be a major trigger. Read...
Ashley Laderer    |   03.26.19   |   SHARE
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When Mental Illness Hurts Too Much To Talk About 

I have a mental illness. I am mentally ill. I can barely bring myself to say the words. I have not uttered the phrase “I am mentally ill” out loud. Read...
Miriam Datskovsky    |   12.4.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: Is My Boyfriend Going To Leave Me Because Of My Mental Health Issues?

I just can't shake this feeling that my boyfriend going to leave me and find someone who makes him happy without mental health issues. Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.14.18   |   SHARE
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Average life events evoke extreme anxiety and deep, internal sadness that most will never understand.

10 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want You To Know

I’m ready to demystify the stereotypes and break down the stigma of bipolar disorder. Read...
Erin McKelle    |   05.4.17   |   SHARE
You have to deal with days that are very sad for no reason.

What It's Like Dating Someone With Anxiety

Here is what it is like to date someone with anxiety (in my experience, anyway). Read...
Gigi Engle    |   03.21.17   |   SHARE
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Dear Neurotypical People: Please Stop Gatekeeping OCD

During a psychology lecture in 2012, I casually mumbled to a friend that the optical illusions on the teacher's slides were “messing with my OCD,” Read...
Stephanie Watson    |   02.6.17   |   SHARE
Having others have faith in me was the catalyst for my recovery in the early stages.

How To Be There For Someone With A Mental Illness

After my second episode of schizoaffective disorder, I had very little hope for any sort of future. Generating hope when times were bleak was the Read...
Steve Colori of The Good Men Project    |   01.16.17   |   SHARE
"What can I do to keep my fear from tearing us down?"

Ask Erin: Help! My Trans Partner’s Desire To Be Male Terrifies Me 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   10.21.16   |   SHARE
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