Katie Marchbank6 hours ago
Best Weighted Blankets for Stress, Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders
If you haven't heard about weighted blankets yet, you're behind on the trend. These blankets can be very heavy, weighing anywhere from four to 25 pounds. They are made heavier usually by having glass ...
OCD vs. OCPD: Maybe It's Just Your Personality
Everyone has a friend that’s absurdly organized. With them, there’s a place for everything and everything’s in said place. They’re the type of person that’s got their closet organized by color, their ...
Philip P.a day ago
A Pocket Guide on How to Identify and Give a Helping Hand to a Pill Abuser
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of pill abusers has soared in the past years in countries all across the globe. This not only happens on an individual level, but also in healthcare institutions whe...
Sarah Ungera day ago
Keep Calm and Carry On
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. Anxiety...let's find a cure, not another pill. Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 40 million adults every yea...
Being an Introvert
My childhood wasn't like yours. It wasn't easy growing up, especially when you're the kind of person to be so reserved. With an introvert personality, it's hard to live in a world full of extroverts. ...
Nancy D2 days ago
10 Things ADHD People Are Sick of Hearing
I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD just before I started college. Even before I was diagnosed I was sick of hearing things like, "Why can't you just try harder?" "Quit staring out the window," and,...
Heather Terese3 days ago
Orthorexia: The Eating Disorder You've Never Heard Of
Nowadays, fuel for a negative body image is everywhere. We see it in magazines, store windows, TV ads, social media, basically everywhere we look there’s another photo shopped body telling us we aren’...
Sarah Gray15 days ago
My Mind at the Movies
The first movie I can ever recall seeing was Free Willy. I was only 3-years-old and I have this memory of sitting on the carpet, neck craned, staring directly up at the television as the movie played ...
Nick Hines24 days ago
Rebuilding a Life After Depression
In July of 2016 I survived a severe suicide attempt 3,000 miles away from home on what was supposed to be a vacation. I was held in the famed New York Bellevue hospital for an extended stay and I coul...
Francis Gracea month ago
Therapy Isn't Selfish
Recently, someone boldly announced that therapy was senseless in that it was simply a time where the patient got to talk about themselves for an hour. They went on to imply that this was a selfish act...
Rowan Eaglesa month ago
Mental Health at the Movies
It's no secret that the topic of mental health is becoming a more talked about subject in today's society. The media, in particular, is doing a good job of shining a light on the subject and helping r...
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Shelby Schulten2 months ago
My Own Unhappiness
PMA Growing up, my father used to tell me that the only person making me unhappy was myself. It was infuriating. Some situation or another had me wallowing in self pity, and here comes dear ole dad te...
Behind the Scenes
Exploring mental health in the public eye; celebrities and the spotlight that has been placed on their personal lives and their mental health.
In Treatment
Discovering the ins and outs of treatments and therapies. Join the conversation today.
Beyond the Blues
Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.
shemindfreak .3 days ago
My Own Raw '13 Reasons Why' Story
I have lived with suicide ideation since I was 13 years old. I grew up in a strict Jehovah's Witness family and formed sort of Stockholm syndrome effects along with suicide ideation. My captors, in this case, being my mother and the rest of my siblings. I ignored my depression because I would hear that it was a teenager phase. After I turned 20, I had come to realize it was not a teenager phase. After I sought therapy behind my mother's back, I had concluded that my illness was not an illness bu...
Postpartum Blues
Lethargic, lack of motivation, the relentless pessimistic attitude that pushes your loved ones away, these are a few of many different symptoms that one would experience with depression. But what if t...
Katie Lynn Herr4 days ago
Overcoming Myself
Depression, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide are all issues that I've struggled with since I was in middle school. Being an outcast who was overweight wasn't exactly anyone's idea of fitting in. Peo...
Katie Thurston7 days ago
Mental Health Awareness Week: Day Five
“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” ~ George Chakiris The unfortunate truth is that there simply isn't anything a person can do in order to heal a person completely. Th...
Luca O7 days ago
Live Your Truth
With Mental Health Awareness week coming to an end, I felt compelled to post something after seeing so many amazing people using their platform to inspire those around them. I've spent the past year o...
Zene Patton8 days ago
There's a Fire Inside
Depression and anxiety have always been a part of my life, just like my eyes have always been brown and my eyebrows a little too unmatched. When I was asked by a therapist how far back these feelings ...
Serenity Through Insanity
On average, around 1 in 14 people suffer with some form of mental health issue. Mental health can become a debilitating and physically straining part of someone's life if not dealt with and accepted a...
How Turning to My Faith Saved My Life
During my freshman year of high school, I had started living with my grandmother, who was verbally and emotionally abusive to me. She would tell me that I had no friends and make fun of me for my weig...
Brittney Bodie2 days ago
Coping
Hi there, my name is Brittney, some call me Britt, other’s call me Bodie. I am just your average young woman with a past to share. With what I share, I know I’m not the only one and I hope that maybe ...
Jaquelyn Skaggs3 days ago
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts
I went through a period in my life where my thoughts became extremely obsessive. I would repeat certain phrases in my head over and over again until I felt a peace wash over me. I thought the phrases ...
My Secret Compulsion and the Journey to Overcome It
The vast majority of people will never come across the term 'maladaptive daydreaming'. Indeed, until recently, neither had I. By chance, I stumbled across an article online which looked vaguely intere...
Sanjeet Sainia month ago
I Am, You Are, Everybody Is...
What does it mean to be insane? Someone who commits a terrible crime, or possibly someone who is an enigma of society? What about you, when you jokingly plan to push your least favourite teacher down ...
Nancy D2 days ago
10 Things ADHD People Are Sick of Hearing
I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD just before I started college. Even before I was diagnosed I was sick of hearing things like, "Why can't you just try harder?" "Quit staring out the window," and,...
Heather Terese2 days ago
Mental Illnesses: They're Not Just All in Your Head, They're in Your Head
All too often those who struggle with mental illness hear the words “It’s all in your head,” a phrase that implies mental illness is just a figment of our imagination that can be sent away just as qui...
Mollie Mayers4 days ago
The Borderline of Mental Illness No One Is Talking About
For as long as I can remember I have had feelings of sadness, separation, anxiousness, and just feeling too God damn overwhelmed with being alive. Hear me out. I am not branded with a mental illness n...
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Rebecca 3 days ago
For Those Who Hide Behind a Smile
Mental health. These two simple words have such complexity and stigma running deep through their meaning, making people feel ashamed and making people hide behind a smile. Did you know that on average...
Katie Thurston5 days ago
Mental Health Awareness Week - Day Seven
"The problem with mental illness is people don't look at it as a physical illness. When you think about it, the brain is actually the most complex organ in your body. We need to treat it like a physic...
Chris(Sandy) P2 months ago
Big Pharma Facts VS Fiction
How many people reading this have heard the evils of "Big Pharma"? I'm thinking that just like me, you've heard less good things than you’ve heard bad things, right? Even though the pharmaceutical ind...
Being an Introvert
My childhood wasn't like yours. It wasn't easy growing up, especially when you're the kind of person to be so reserved. With an introvert personality, it's hard to live in a world full of extroverts. ...
Seized
I was walking, just down the street when suddenly I feel cold arms slither around my waist. They clawed and pulled at me painfully until I was forced backwards into a state of unknowing. I couldn’t se...
Health Anxiety - An Invisible Demon
If you speak to someone with Health Anxiety (HA) they will often be able to pinpoint where it all began. For some it will be, although deeply unpleasant, a mere episode triggered by trauma, one in whi...
Maria Morales6 days ago
Their Common Traumas
It was the first day of classes, another year began which I did not think was anything good because the previous ones had been such as I predicted, miserable. I walked through the corridors of the sch...
Zoey Inlow22 days ago
Helpless
The picture represents sadness. Well, the picture has it completely wrong. I am not sad. Yes I have been sad. I have gone through quite a lot. But I’m okay. I’ve made it through abuse, torment, and an...
Mica Chaua month ago
Breathless
What you are about to read is not a true story, but it gives you an idea about the theme of this story. This is a story about a girl who is traumatized by an incident which involves assault and rape t...
Philip P.a day ago
A Pocket Guide on How to Identify and Give a Helping Hand to a Pill Abuser
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of pill abusers has soared in the past years in countries all across the globe. This not only happens on an individual level, but also in healthcare institutions whe...
Heather VinCamp3 days ago
My Constant Companion
You're my constant companion. Wherever I go you go, wherever you go I go. We are never apart. We have been through so much together you and me. We have had good times and bad times. Mostly bad times t...
Jaquelyn Skaggs8 days ago
Battling the Voices
"It's never going to happen to me." I guess I was always one of those people who thought that. I never thought I would become a drug addict. But I did. I never thought I would be homeless. But I was. ...
Sahra Penumbra18 days ago
Bipolar Disorder vs Depression
Both bipolar disorder and depression are serious mental illnesses that can be crushing and even life-changing. Since many people with bipolar disorder were first diagnosed with depression before they ...
Sahra Penumbraa month ago
"Bipolar is Just an Excuse"
If you read that in an obnoxious and snarky voice, chances are you agree with me when I say that bipolar disorder is very real and not an excuse at all. I feel as if people that claim that it’s an exc...
Willa Whitea month ago
Five Things I Learned From a Bipolar Relationship
My first serious relationship was with a person who had bipolar disorder. At the beginning, she had yet to be diagnosed, but at the constant urging of me and other people, she finally sought help. She...
OCD vs. OCPD: Maybe It's Just Your Personality
Everyone has a friend that’s absurdly organized. With them, there’s a place for everything and everything’s in said place. They’re the type of person that’s got their closet organized by color, their ...
Leia Waller13 days ago
Living with BPD
I’ve struggled with my mental health for as long as I can remember. I have always realised that I was “different” from everyone else but couldn’t quite work out why. As a child, I didn’t follow the cr...
Danielle McLean24 days ago
BPD
Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationships with other pe...
Lynnsay O3 days ago
Reflections on the Ridiculous Rules My Eating Disorder Made Me Follow
I’ve suffered from an eating disorder since I was about thirteen years old. I’m twenty-two now and I’m still trying to recover. One important tool in my recovery tool belt that I also recommend to any...
Heather Terese3 days ago
Orthorexia: The Eating Disorder You've Never Heard Of
Nowadays, fuel for a negative body image is everywhere. We see it in magazines, store windows, TV ads, social media, basically everywhere we look there’s another photo shopped body telling us we aren’...
Erika Marie22 days ago
Ana
Part 1 I walk along a deserted path. I see nobody near me. I don’t feel anything. There’s nothing to focus on. I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know how I got here. But that’s when she comes to m...