Addiction + Recovery

The more we fake it and hide behind smiles, the more we have the need to do so to keep from stepping out of line. (Image: Unsplash/ Clem Onojeghuo)

Social Anxiety And The Highly Sensitive Person: A Reflection

Mental health challenges carry a stigma, particularly among men. Paul Hartzer shares his experiences. Read...
Paul Hartzer of The Good Men Project    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
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Don't Tell Me You're OK, When You Are Definitely Not OK

If we aren’t going to be honest about how we really are, why are we asking? Read...
joni edelman   |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
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Your only audience is yourself, so there’s no need for a thesis or any particular coherence. (image via Flickr- Fredrik Rubensonn)

How Journaling Might Have Changed My Life

Keeping a journal has become an especially calming habit — one I plan to continue for the foreseeable future. Read...
Claire Warner    |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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To make it work with methods that aren’t as conventional or effective (which most nonhormonal methods are not), you have to make a game plan and stick to it.

Navigating Contraception When You Have Mental Illness

I began to see my mental health go completely downhill. This led me to seek out a psychiatrist, who raised an interesting concern: she thought my Read...
Erin McKelle    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
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Few things in the world hurt more than losing someone that you love.

#SelfCareSunday: 5 Ways To Help Mend A Broken Heart 

Few things in the world hurt more than losing someone that you love. Be it a breakup or something more permanent, the heart hurts similarly and often Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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Instead of heading down a resolutions shame spiral that lasts until next year, let’s regroup and do this in a way that makes sense.

February And Your Resolutions Are Already History? What To Do Now.

Welcome to the resolutions flame out. It’s not so much that your resolutions crashed and burned, it’s more like they just never got off the ground in Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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Do you know how hard it was to find a picture for this that was not a blonde lady in full makeup staring pensively out a window?

The #OCDame: How To Change The World When You're Too Sick To Leave The House

Showing up to occupy physical space isn’t the only way to care about the world, so why do we seem to think it is? Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.15.17   |   SHARE
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All I know is that having someone poke tiny holes in my skin is really effective at helping me manage my depression and anxiety.

I Feared Anti-Depressants Would Trigger My Eating Disorder, So I Tried Acupuncture Instead

Like 7.5 million other Americans, I have depression with a side of anxiety disorder. But I was scared to follow the traditional treatment plan of Read...
Megan Zander    |   02.15.17   |   SHARE
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