mental health

Traps To Avoid On The Road to Eating Disorder Recovery (All Of Which I Have Fallen Into)

If you find yourself engaging in any of these, don’t add more guilt to your plate: it’s so, so normal for your brain to try and justify adopting Read...
Molly Guinn Bradley    |   07.18.17   |   SHARE
By applying your hair masque, or rubbing cocoa butter on your shins, you’re at least subconsciously admitting that there is going to be another day.

How The World Of Beauty Helps Me Cope With My Depression

Aside from knitting and prescribed medications, beauty products are the thing that helps me out the most during a bout of depression. Sound crazy? Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   07.17.17   |   SHARE
VoicesCulture

What’s Not Said: A Love Letter From Your Friend, The Flake

Please know that us flakes usually are dealing with something more than being lazy or disinterested. Flakes are usually ashamed and angry at Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   07.12.17   |   SHARE
Voices
I had spent so much time yearning for solitude that I had never really confronted the reality of being alone.

I Love Solitude, But I'm Terrified Of Being Alone

I have sought out solitude my entire life — up until pretty recently, it was a hard thing to come by.  I am the oldest of four siblings within an Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.5.17   |   SHARE
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Mountains Of Molehills: Inside My Anxious Mind

While I laughed at her old-school idiom, once she explained the concept I knew she was right. I was making a bigger deal out of things than was Read...
Robin Berl    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
Minds

The Hardest Part Of My Depression Is Knowing That It Will Come Back

Here’s the thing about depression: it cycles. Even when I’m on medication, going to therapy and doing everything I’m able to do in order to stay Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
Minds
"If I’m being totally honest with you, I feel a burst of pride whenever someone tells me I look too put together to have been given this diagnosis."

What Not To Say When Someone Tells You About Their Personality Disorder

When someone denies my personality disorder, it makes the process of identifying and challenging the thoughts and behaviors that disorder causes even Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.21.17   |   SHARE
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How The Michelle Carter Case Gets Suicide And Mental Illness Wrong

To say that Michelle Carter committed manslaughter is to accuse her of having the deliberate and malicious intent to take Conrad Roy III’s life. We Read...
Alexis Dent    |   06.12.17   |   SHARE