Mental Health Awareness
This week, Ravishly honors Mental Health Awareness Month by exploring the many voices and experiences that make up living with mental illness.
[CN: suicidal thoughts, self-harm] Why is it OK to minimize the symptoms of a serious, debilitating, chronic condition with no cure just because it’s mental, not physical?
Submitted by Liz Lazzara | 05.27.16 12am
[CN: vomit] Having been an unfeeling, sluggish husk of a person with the nap-taking skills of an elderly sloth for the past five months or so, I have reemerged too tender for this world.
Submitted by Jenni Berrett | 05.26.16 12am
One thing I’ve noticed about mental illness is that it’s a mess of contradictions. It tells us one thing, urges us to do another. We have one desire, but then act totally to the contrary because…... Read
Submitted by Sam Dylan Finch | 05.26.16 12am
People who live with mental illness are aware of how our brains work differently. Because of this, we constantly go the extra mile to try to validate what we’re feeling within ourselves before even... Read
Submitted by Matt Joseph Diaz | 05.25.16 12am
[CN: suicide, overdose] Gratitude stops me from ending my life, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting to end my life. Even the fierce love I have for my family doesn’t mean I don’t feel utterly... Read
Submitted by Joni Edelman | 05.25.16 12am
[CN: PTSD, self-harm] I’m choosing this moment to remember that mental health awareness is about celebrating my victories as well as seeking medications for my biochemical imbalances.
Submitted by Liz Lazzara | 05.24.16 12am
This week, we're spotlighting mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Tune in to today's #MondayMotivation as Matt discusses his own diagnosis, and how to be kind to yourself even... Read
Submitted by Matt Joseph Diaz | 05.23.16 9am