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When Mental Illness Hurts Too Much To Talk About 

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I have a mental illness. I am mentally ill. I can barely bring myself to say the words. I have not uttered the phrase “I am mentally ill” out loud.

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Ask Erin: How Do You Deal With A Breakup When You Both Have Mental Illness?

How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

We both have mental illness. How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay after our breakup?

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If You See Me Slipping Into Depression, Please Reach Out

Please reach out if you see someone struggling with depression. (Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash)

Depression lingers like an unwelcome ghost trailing behind me. And most days, I accept that. I acknowledge that. And, I’m okay. What if one day I’m not?

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Depression Doesn't Care How Much Money You Have

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I am here to tell you to stop judging other people’s outsides and making value judgments on their insides. Depression doesn't care but you should!

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Suicide

I hope my kids have learned from this talk about suicide. I hope that they understand the gravity of bullying and the importance of compassion.

I hope my kids have learned from this talk about suicide. I hope that they understand the gravity of bullying and the importance of compassion.

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On Chronic Mental Illness And Hospitalization 

If I don’t treat my depression as a real thing, how can I expect anyone else to?

Hospitalizations make me realize my own shortcomings when it comes to placing mental illness on the same plane as physical illness

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When You Suffer On Social Media

Social media is a great place to share our accomplishments, but it’s an equally valuable place to share our struggles.

The benefit of posting honestly about our struggles and depression on social media.

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Ask Erin: What Do I Do If My 9-Year-Old Is Suicidal? 

When someone, regardless of age, brings up suicide, they are asking for help.

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 all.

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Suicide Awareness In The Wake Of Aaron Hernandez’s Death

I am more aware and concerned about those around me suffering that might be feeling triggered and alone.

For someone who suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts, a headline about somebody killing themselves can be triggering.

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Saying Goodbye To Suicide And Yes To A Life Worth Living

Letting go of suicide means I have to let it all go, let it all out.

Dear Suicide, I don't know how to start this. I want to write something deep and life-changing, but that's just too daunting. So I'll start with the facts before I have to do the hard part of breaking up with you.

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