Carson David7 hours ago
Internet Addiction Disorder Is a Mental Disease, Not a Joke
For the earlier years of my childhood, I suffered from a disorder that doesn't exist. As a naive, innocent child, I was easily dragged into hypnosis in the form of a desktop computer that I simply cou...
Jeffrey Joseph8 hours ago
5 Minutes
It was my first day off after a crazy Black Friday weekend at work. I was looking forward to sleeping in and engaging in some enjoyable activities and all around just relax. The day started out good, ...
Megan Paul8 hours ago
Why Do We Romanticize Depression?
Seeing depression depicted in movies and TV shows isn’t necessarily rare, but frequently it’s depicted in such a way as to seem "quirky" or even "romantic." Often it’s "cured" by the romantic plot and...
Ashley Peterson10 hours ago
The Frightening Consequences of Childhood Trauma
It's no secret that abuse and neglect in childhood cause damage to the child. It's unsurprising that psychological harm could persist for many years. What is less known, though, is the profound connec...
Fellow Knee11 hours ago
Life of an Addict with Paraplegia (Pt. 9)
First I'd like to say happy holidays to all of my readers and a special thank you to those of you that donate to help fund future chapters.
Jen Ai11 hours ago
Easing My Anxiety
The messy blur called my life has brought me anything but peace in between the trials and tribulations of navigating a mental illness that is so widely spread but one that few truly understand. Genera...
Cat Therapy
In September, I decided I would try and get my life together. After a bad bout of seasonal depression last winter, I thought it would be great to try therapy. I was being proactive, fighting off negat...
Sarah Brown20 days ago
4 Tips for Supporting Friends and Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holidays
There’s no denying that food plays an important role in everyone’s holiday traditions and is front and center at almost every get-together. For a lot of people, the holidays are a time to indulge in a...
Ashley Petersona month ago
Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals
The sad truth is that there are often considerable barriers for anyone to access mental health care. There are also some unique barriers that those who work as mental health care providers must face. ...
Patrick Deveneya month ago
Movember and Men’s Mental Health
Let’s be serious. I’ll start by just saying lookout for each other, man. If any of your friends or family are acting different, more reserved, or unhappy, reach out. It can feel cringey or awkward, bu...
Guadalupe Barragan2 months ago
Think of It Over and Again
There was a day when a conversation between me and my father arose, how it did I have already forgotten, but the importance of it was the perspectives we had on the subject. I would say that by the en...
Alicia Brunskill2 months ago
When Your Chest Feels Like It’s Going to Explode from Anxiety
On days like this it’s a battle to get anything done, make decisions, focus and not lose your temper. Your body is taking you on a ride that you didn’t ask to go on, all because your faulty alarm syst...
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.
Megan Paul8 hours ago
Why Do We Romanticize Depression?
Seeing depression depicted in movies and TV shows isn’t necessarily rare, but frequently it’s depicted in such a way as to seem "quirky" or even "romantic." Often it’s "cured" by the romantic plot and...
jess ☕ C.3 days ago
Unclear
They say time heals all wounds. Not only is that a terrible cliche, it is untrue. Some wounds are so gaping that although time may lessen them, they never completely close. My father was what one woul...
Cat Therapy
In September, I decided I would try and get my life together. After a bad bout of seasonal depression last winter, I thought it would be great to try therapy. I was being proactive, fighting off negat...
Alex Korr4 days ago
World War of 3: Depression, Anxiety vs Happiness
Did you know that globally over 300 million are affected by a mental health illness? A huge number, right? But how do you deal with it? What is that first step to happiness? Here are some tips that you may find useful.
Natascha Dennee6 days ago
Break the Stigma
A stigma as defined by dictionary.com is "a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person." The most stigmatized things I deal with are actually way more common than s...
Liam Thornton7 days ago
How to Health
My Mental Health and How I Deal with It
Physician, Heal Thy Self
I have kept a journal since I was old enough to know how to write. I have documented almost every moment of my whole life, and more importantly than that, I have recorded my feelings on the things tha...
Elijah Taylor3 days ago
One Kiss
It's amazing how one kiss can change your life, for better or for worse. Kissing is supposed to be healthy and improve a number of different things for you; that intimacy. Intimacy is something that I...
Faith Zielinski4 days ago
I Remember You
I remember you, The way your face would light up at something that made you excited, the way you closed your eyes and swayed your hips to the music, taking in the joy and the carelessness of life. I r...
Carson David7 hours ago
Internet Addiction Disorder Is a Mental Disease, Not a Joke
For the earlier years of my childhood, I suffered from a disorder that doesn't exist. As a naive, innocent child, I was easily dragged into hypnosis in the form of a desktop computer that I simply cou...
10 Fascinating Books About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are something that plague many people, young and old. Although they are stereotypically considered the stuff of "teen angst" or limited to women—that’s not the case. There are some fa...
Ashley Peterson9 days ago
Manufacturing Pathology
Mental illness stigma often takes the form of dismissing the experience of those living with mental illness, but it can also take a subtler form. When normal emotions like sadness and anxiousness are ...
Here's Why You're Not Actually Bringing Mental Health Awareness
The discussion of mental health, and raising mental health awareness, is on a rapid uprise as more and more people are becoming comfortable with speaking about their troubles. Whilst some may argue th...
Scarlett Price25 days ago
It's​ Time to Change the Ending
Let’s talk about some dirty words like depression, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, suicide, and I could go on. Why are these dirty words you're asking? There is a stigma with these words and no one wants to t...
A Word to Anti-Western Medicine People
The only tool I have to control anything is my medication. Every skill has to be tied into emotion. The second my emotions escape my control, I manifest my abilities in extreme ways. We all know that ...
Autumn Rain2 days ago
St. John's Wort and My Anxiety
The day before Thanksgiving, the first rain of the season decided that going home early for the holiday would not be on my agenda. This rain was greasy from the campfire that recently ravaged Paradise...
Tom Baker20 days ago
Healthy Justice?
Let me get one thing out of the way first: There's NOTHING equitable or fair about life. You can be on top of the world one minute, swimming in the gutters the next. On an inscrutable turn of the Whee...
Rachel Bonneval25 days ago
3 Ways to Know If a Mental Hospital Is Right for You
Are you considering a Mental Hospital as treatment? If so, this list is the right article for you. First, I want you to think about a mental hospital. What's the first thing that comes to mind? For me...
Jen Ai11 hours ago
Easing My Anxiety
The messy blur called my life has brought me anything but peace in between the trials and tribulations of navigating a mental illness that is so widely spread but one that few truly understand. Genera...
Gabey Baby3 days ago
She Fights Their Love
“Hmm…so yeah. I do have a hard time waking up in the morning. I do have a hard time sleeping because I take so many naps. But other than that, I don’t think that there is any other problem.” The room ...
Stress: Where Does It Come From?
Stress is a term coined by Hans Selye who was a prominent feature in the book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, which I read in the last couple years of living by myself. Physical stress makes people look...
Ashley Peterson10 hours ago
The Frightening Consequences of Childhood Trauma
It's no secret that abuse and neglect in childhood cause damage to the child. It's unsurprising that psychological harm could persist for many years. What is less known, though, is the profound connec...
Kay Mellinger17 days ago
The Life I Never Asked For (Pt. 2)
I had sat a year in the juvenile prison, I was considered a repeat offender and a criminal. I honestly didn't care, because I was safe. I sure did my fair share of dumb things, and getting myself a cr...
Ava McCoy22 days ago
Normal, Childhood Trauma Style
If you've read any of my pieces in the past you probably know I'm a childhood trauma survivor. I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional, abusive and terrifying home. Life started out a bit more average...
Jeffrey Joseph8 hours ago
5 Minutes
It was my first day off after a crazy Black Friday weekend at work. I was looking forward to sleeping in and engaging in some enjoyable activities and all around just relax. The day started out good, ...
Fellow Knee11 hours ago
Life of an Addict with Paraplegia (Pt. 9)
First I'd like to say happy holidays to all of my readers and a special thank you to those of you that donate to help fund future chapters.
Plants vs. Drugs
Autumn was falling again. The leaves were orange-ing and yellow-ing, and they still reminded me of that apartment in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Where all the leaves would clog the drains when the northe...
Bipolar 2
Bipolar 1 is different from bipolar 2 because bipolar 1 is characterized by mania. Bipolar 2 causes depression. Bipolar 2 also has mania though but is mostly depression-based. High moods never descend...
Mary Prough2 months ago
Bipolar Psychosis
I do not recall a time in my life when my emotions were "norma.l" My moods have always ranged from empty, hopeless, isolated to excited, untouchable, and godlike. I couldn't feel pain that I caused to...
Amanda Brueckner2 months ago
Mania and the Pit
I'm a mother, a girlfriend, a daughter, sister, photographer, blogger, coffee addict and I have bipolar depression. What does that mean? To be honest not much, I mean I'm like everyone else out there....
Madelena Pine2 days ago
What You Really Need to Know About Sociopaths
When researched, sociopaths are projected to be terrible people with zero emotion and no care for anyone. The internet and people who have experience with them tend to say these people are vicious and...
Laura Bruns14 days ago
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
I was 18 the first time I saw a psychiatrist. He was a man in a button-up shirt with glasses and frazzled hair. Everyone said he was one of the best in Minnesota and he would be able to help me with a...
Rich Monetti21 days ago
Family Connections in White Plains Helps Families Through Borderline Personality Disorder
Imagine that the island stranding Tom Hanks in the film Castaway triggered a genetic predisposition to borderline personality disorder. The possibility of symptoms manifesting would be about as likely...
Alexandra 6 days ago
It's Time to Fly
On long car rides I play a game where I try to see how many different license plates I can find. After many years, I’ve memorized what each state license plate says. New Hampshire is my favorite: "Liv...
Bekah Boudreau24 days ago
Travelling with Anorexia
The title of this article may seem intriguing, may seem taboo, may even seem fake, and I hate all of those assumptions. The title "traveling with anorexia" should be just as out of the ordinary as "tr...
Jacqueline Smitha month ago
Do You Suspect an Eating Disorder?
Does your child have an eating disorder? Is your child beginning to withdraw or act strangely? Has your child stopped spending time with friends? Is your child eating differently, more or less? Is you...