mental illness

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Managing Mental Health Takes More Than Just Meds

Prescription meds are part of my daily routine. I start my day with three. I end it with four. I take two in the middle. This cocktail of meds, Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. I am also worth loving.

On Loving A Person With Mental Illness

I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. But I am all the things that you are, sometimes just in greater quantities. I am Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
Minds

Turtles All The Way Down & Mental Illness Representation In Books

An obsessive spiral is largely invisible, with no quirky Monk-like hand washing to ground it in reality. The hand washing stuff — the compulsion — Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
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The Trans Mental Health Debate Is A Lot More Complicated Than You Think

The commonly held interpretation is that I am “a woman trapped in a man’s body,” but the truth is much more complex than that. Read...
Katelyn Burns    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
Voices

This Is What It's Like To Have A Panic Attack Every Day

For a long time, I kept a mental list of things that I’d do once I was “better.” I yearned for a sound mind and a thin body — two things I was not Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   08.27.17   |   SHARE
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How Journaling Has Helped Me Heal

My life is a constant recollection. Read...
Kristance Harlow    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
Minds

My Schizophrenic Grandmother’s Footprints Are Just My Size

I had become utterly obsessed with the idea that the gene could ignite at any moment within my own body. As if the gene had preconceived notions or Read...
Jacklyn Janeksela    |   08.24.17   |   SHARE
Minds
If I don’t treat my depression as a real thing, how can I expect anyone else to?

On Chronic Mental Illness And Hospitalization 

Hospitalizations make me realize my own shortcomings when it comes to placing mental illness on the same plane as physical illness Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   08.21.17   |   SHARE
Minds