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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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It's time to break up, move out, and move on.

Ask Erin: What Should I Do About My Toxic Living Situation With My Boyfriend?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   04.21.17   |   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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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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Whenever a thought pops up into my mind, I stop, assess it, and then talk it off its ledge. Imagine doing this 50 times a day — it gets tiring.

The Invisible Life Of Having High-Functioning Anxiety 

Anxiety disorders — PTSD, OCD, and Panic Disorder, to name a few — are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, with about 18% of the Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.13.16   |   SHARE
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I was consistently pondering this emptiness inside me.

Everything I've Learned About Living With Abandonment Issues

I grew up knowing my family always had its very own black cloud. Like a backyard pet that comes and goes when it pleases, a room locked but filled Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   11.8.16   |   SHARE
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