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Whether she “officially” suffers from anxiety or not isn’t my main concern. My concern is that she feels heard, seen, and understood.

Did My Child Inherit My Anxiety Disorder? ​

She insists I sign the form she brought home from school right now even though it’s not due for five more days. However, I am in the middle of Read...
Candy Mickels Mejia    |   10.11.18   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Sarah Fader of The Good Men Project    |   10.10.18   |   SHARE
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What I Learned From My Brother's Suicide

I know that in sharing my story of my brother's suicide, I can contribute to greater awareness around the reality of suicide. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   10.9.18   |   SHARE
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It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable.

My Complex Trauma Is The First Thing To Greet Me Each Morning

It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable. Read...
Kate Suddes    |   10.8.18   |   SHARE
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That feeling isn't your fault. It's the direct result of a process known as trauma bonding, and understanding this is a crucial step toward setting yourself free.

What Is Trauma Bonding?

The more you are aware of the process of trauma bonding, the more quickly you can identify and avoid falling into a narcissist's trap. Read...
Joanne Brothwell of Your Tango    |   10.5.18   |   SHARE
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There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life.

What It’s Really Like To Be Depressed And Pregnant

There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life. Read...
Claire Gillespie    |   10.3.18   |   SHARE
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It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past.

It’s Okay To Dump Your Friends

It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past. Remember today that you deserve good things and good people. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   10.1.18   |   SHARE
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The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare.

Why I’m Glad I Went To Group Therapy, Even Though I Was Terrified

The truth was that going to a group therapy session once a week for eight weeks sounded like a nightmare. In the end, I'm so glad I went! Read...
Gabrielle Sorto    |   09.28.18   |   SHARE