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Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

“There is a much deeper relationship that you gain here you really talk to these girls, you find out what their journey and path has been. You’re like ‘wow’ I can really relate to this.”

A Story of Eating Disorder Recovery

A Story of Eating Disorder Recovery

“But now I know that I’m not a mistake. I wasn’t created ugly. None of us are.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and see ugly. Sometimes I get caught up in looks and weight. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still find some sort of self-worth in how much I weigh. But that’s why I choose recovery. That’s why I choose to fight and try to help others through my story. I am nowhere near perfect, but I hope I can encourage and inspire others.”

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]

My Journey Through The Darkness

My Journey Through The Darkness

I knew I’d been running on fumes for months but I had to keep going anyway. There is always something to take care of but sometimes it can get so overwhelming you don’t know where to start and ultimately nothing gets done. I woke up on a Thursday morning and noticed I had what felt […]

Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

My name is Carol anne.  I am an alter in a DID system. That means I share my body. With a lot of others. We are multiple.  The other name for it is dissociative identity disorder.  I am 19, but our body is 35.  We are from Ireland and we were diagnosed with DID in […]

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Originally posted on The Sobriety Collective. I promised you a three-part series.  I know, I know. But it’s like, where the hell do I even begin? When people say, “OMG, I’m soooo OCD about [X, Y, Z]” I don’t really think they realize what the eff OCD actually does to a person. I’m not a […]

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Having a mental illness is sometimes a life long battle. You will feel alone, you will be judged, and you will doubt yourself. Others will tell you that you are fine, that nobody has it perfect, and that nobody is normal. The fact that you have learned coping strategies and that you piece together a […]

Body Image: Women Are Dying To Be Thin

Body Image: Women Are Dying To Be Thin

 

John Oliver Is Furious About The Appalling State Of Our Mental Health Services

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According to John, all we have done to help the mentally ill is: “nothing, not anything, very few things, not much, and prison.”

It Never Happens How You’d Think

It Never Happens How You’d Think

At 16 years old, I felt nothing but emptiness. Love, anger, excitement, happiness—I only experienced these emotions through the story lines of the novels that I continuously read. My life was a constant world of grey. I sat through classes with eyes glazed over. I listened to the current drama of my “friends” and stared […]