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It starts like an itch. Something feels wrong, and I need to make it right again.

What I Wish Other People Knew About OCD

OCD is tailor-made for iceberg metaphors. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.17.17   |   SHARE
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Music is a way to connect, a way to heal... a way of life, even.

On Using Music To Manage Mental Illness

Even when he was trying his very hardest not to survive, my Dad still gave himself music. And somewhere along the way, he gave it to me too. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
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How OCD Has Shaped My Relationship With Food

I struggle to find language that describes the messy tangle of thoughts and memories that weigh down every spoonful. If I had to tell you about my Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.2.17   |   SHARE
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"Talking about mental health is a big part of my job, but that doesn’t make my own mental illness any less personal."

Why I Won't Stop Writing About My Mental Illness

I didn't fall in love with John Green’s writing the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once. I fell in love with it the way you pass out Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.26.17   |   SHARE
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EMDR has become an essential part of my trauma recovery.

Be The Person You Needed: My Experience With EMDR Therapy (So Far)

EMDR is the most compassionate and empowering therapy I have ever undergone. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.12.17   |   SHARE
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What does "high functioning" even mean?

I'm Tired Of Being "High Functioning"

It’s supposed to imply that I can do a lot of stuff even while I’m sick, but what it actually means is “not dying yet.” Because that is the actual Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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BUTTS.

I Honestly Don't Know Where I Would Be Without Bob's Burgers

Bob’s Burgers is familiar and cozy and something I can let myself fall into completely. Having it on is like a constant, hilarious lullaby — one that Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.28.17   |   SHARE
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It's OK To Be A Liability: Mental Illness And The Fear Of Being "Too Much"

My biggest fear is being too much. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   03.22.17   |   SHARE
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