panic attacks

I try to imagine weathering the storm of my father’s death without these animals by my side, and the thought alone nearly capsizes me.

Animal Companionship Is As Essential For My Mental Health As Human Connection

In what’s been the most difficult year of my life, animal companionship has been as essential to my mental wellbeing as the time spent with my family. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.22.18   |   SHARE
I had spent so much time yearning for solitude that I had never really confronted the reality of being alone.

I Love Solitude, But I'm Terrified Of Being Alone

I have sought out solitude my entire life — up until pretty recently, it was a hard thing to come by.  I am the oldest of four siblings within an Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.5.17   |   SHARE
Part of the depression of summer SAD is due to FOMO (“fear of missing out”). Image: Image: Tú Anh/Pixabay.

I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder — In The Summer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, a common mood disorder that was first described by Dr. Norman Rosenthal in 1984, is mostly discussed in terms of how it Read...
Lachrista Greco    |   06.27.16   |   SHARE
She had lived a long time, but constant fear had governed her life.

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Fear Culture

Perhaps more than other cultures, America is obsessed with the illusion that if we prepare, we can avoid. Instead of learning to be resilient and Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.17.16   |   SHARE
Keep going forward.

Strap On Whenever It Seems Appropriate: Why This Quote Became My Life-Changing Mantra

After the breathless panting of my previous panic attack had converted over time to lust, I found myself with my new love having sex in the shower. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   10.30.15   |   SHARE
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Being A Rape Survivor On Public Transit

What do you do when you have no choice on how you get to work? Read...
Anonymous of Persephone Magazine    |   01.13.15   |   SHARE