Sarah Fader

Sarah Fader

Bio

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She is an author and blogger, having been featured on Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good day New York.Sarah is a native New Yorker who enjoys naps, talking to strangers, and caring for her two small humans and two average-sized cats. Like six million other Americans, Sarah lives with panic disorder. Through Stigma Fighters, Sarah hopes to change the world, one mental health stigma at a time.  

Sarah Fader Articles

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My First Panic Attack

From the day that I had my first panic attack at age 15, my life was never the same. I looked up at my mother, wanting her to save me.

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If kids get rewarded for chores, moms should get theirs too. (Image Credit: Think Stock)

Chore Motivation For Busy-Ass Moms: Rewards (Of Course)

Plenty of moms out there hate housework as much as their kids do, but there is no fairy godmother en route to tidy up for us. Here's how to get those dishes done, with or without a good attitude about it.

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Guns are serious business -- NOT child's play.

I Threw Away My Son’s Toy Gun

There is a bigger problem at hand here: the toy industry feels that it is appropriate and lucrative to include play guns in children’s toys.

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It’s completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some unwanted attention from men. Image: Bruno Gomiero/Unsplash.

Facebook Is Not An Online Dating Site

It's completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some unwanted attention from men.

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Coloring books to treat anxiety?

Coloring Books As Treatment For The Mentally Ill?

I believe that these coloring books could be revolutionary treating mental health issues. There are plenty of inpatient facilities that utilize art therapy to help people living with mental illness process their emotions. Why not integrate coloring into the mix?

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Life insurance. WHY?

Things Adults Do, AKA: Why Do I Have Life Insurance?

Being a grown-up means you have to care a lot about money. If you do anything (like leave your house) and you become thirsty, you have to consider if you should buy something to drink or save that two dollars.

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 I like to wake up in the morning, climb on top of my sexual partner, and ride him. Does that make you uncomfortable?

I'm A Single Mom And I Still Like Sex. A Lot.

If a woman displays an outward interest in liking sex, she is automatically labeled "promiscuous." I'm a single mom and I still like sex. A lot.

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No matter what you want to tell him, your dog will listen to you.

8 Reasons You Secretly Love Your Dog More Than Your Boyfriend

There is someone in your life who loves you unconditionally — your dog.

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Some of our best friends are online.

My Friends Live In My Phone

Online friendships are real. Human beings seek connection in various forms, and having a connection with another like-minded human being through the Internet is completely and totally valid.

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You might think you’re not working hard enough and that’s why you can’t find anything to talk about. That isn’t necessarily what is happening here.

What If I Have Nothing To Say In Therapy?

You might think you’re not working hard enough and that’s why you can’t find anything to talk about. That isn’t necessarily what is happening here.

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