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Less access to quality treatment and resources is deeply concerning given that those that are available already lack understanding about cultural identities and how mental health conditions affect minorities. (Image credit: Instagram/tothebonemovie)

Netflix's 'To The Bone' Is Just Another Example Of Struggle Through A Privileged Lens

Netflix’s latest drama 'To The Bone' just emphasizes the inequity in eating disorder treatment options. The main character, Ellen, is a white, 20- Read...
Caroline Shannon-Karasik    |   07.21.17   |   SHARE
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4 Examples Of Bi+ Erasure That Bisexual People Are Tired Of Hearing

I’ve been told by LGBTQ+ community members and cis straight folks that my identity isn’t real. I’m guessing they've either never seen my Top 10 Hot Read...
Alaina Leary    |   07.21.17   |   SHARE
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"After trying to avoid completely ceasing communication with both my mother and grandmother, I realized I had come to the end of another road."

Take The Cake: Breaking Up With My Family, Part 2

There had only been room for a persona - a sunshiney child-parent. My mother and grandmother had always fixated on my childhood. It finally made Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.20.17   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
You can start practicing attunement on a micro or macro level, or anywhere in between. We are all taking baby steps, so go slow, go gentle, and leave room to experiment and discover more about who you are.

Basic Attunement: How Do I Start Listening To What My Own Self Is Trying To Tell Me?

If you are like me, you weren't raised to tune into your body, mind, or spirit. Tuning in was something you did to television, or something you made Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.19.17   |   SHARE
VoicesCulture
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
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One human to another, we can keep the focus on compassion and empathy.

Can Empathy And Compassion Stop The World From Heading For A Train Wreck?

Yes! We can apply the brakes and switch tracks by focusing on compassion and empathy. Read...
VoicesCulture
Anabel and her daughter. Anabel is currently being held in California awaiting deportation at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center.

My Friend Is Being Deported

The heartbreaking truth of it all is that Anabel will be cast out of this country forever. Without having an opportunity to hug her children goodbye Read...
Annette Richmond    |   07.14.17   |   SHARE
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My parents wanted our family to be in high-threat mode because it kept us closer.

Take The Cake: Breaking Up With My Family, Part 1

More than lip service to an unlikely situation, I needed accountability from my family. Small things that required less bravado, but more work. Just Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.13.17   |   SHARE