PTSD

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
Minds
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
Minds
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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The upside of some serious lows... (Image Credit: Unsplash)

Can I Be Thankful For My Mental Illness?

t interests me that I can immediately think of the gifts of anxiety, panic, and even my spurts of agoraphobia. Being tense in body and mind, living Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   11.3.16   |   SHARE
Minds
I try to talk about it. I try to ask about it. I try to make a space for these realities.

Why It’s 100% OK To Talk To Me About My Time In Foster Care

When we think of foster care or wards of the state or orphans or homelessness, we hear poor. We hear the forgotten. We hear hopeless. We hear other. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   10.25.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Ultimately, his love was stronger than my fear. And, I surprised myself to discover that so was mine.

Childhood Tragedy Made Me Terrified of Settling Down

When I was six years old, my mother and three close family members were killed in a sudden and public tragedy, hurling those of us who survived into Read...
Lacey Johnson    |   10.24.16   |   SHARE
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