Shae Thompson16 hours ago
What Led Me to My Suicide Attempt
My depression soon started getting really bad. It got so bad I started calling into my job saying I was sick. Eventually, I just ended up in bed phone off, lights off, curtains closed. All I wanted to...
Cheyenne Spring18 hours ago
Life Changes
Anxiety is a bitch. Sorry for the language but that is the only word I could come up with to capture what it's really like. Lately, I have been doing things that my anxiety is not very happy with. Alt...
Lilly Tairi19 hours ago
I Think I Broke My Brain
I think I broke my brain. No seriously, I think it packed up its hamster and wheel and just bolted. For the last few days, I have been in a real fog. It has been like watching myself and everyone/thin...
Angelica Friedrich20 hours ago
What 2-1/2 Years of Sobriety Taught Me About ‘The Good Life’...
October 22, 2015. It’s the day I was arrested and my entire life as I knew it changed. I was screaming inside as the police officer slapped the handcuffs on me and threw me in the back of his patrol c...
I Killed Myself Today
It was harder than I thought.
Zellie Wicker2 days ago
Challenging Mental Health Advocates
"Don't give up on somebody with a mental illness. You're finding it hard to be friends with them? They're finding it harder, I promise." This was a quote I recently read on the good ole' Instagram. I ...
Rebecca Weaner2 days ago
6 Unknown and Uncommon Signs of Depression and Anxiety
When discussing mental illness, it is easy to think of the ones commonly spoken about, depression and anxiety being two of the most talked about, since these two disorders affect as many people as the...
Millie May6 days ago
Therapy—What Are You Signing Up For?
These days it's less of a taboo to go for therapy compared to the 1990s. Lately mental health has been in the spotlight getting all the right attention and cheering people on to get the help they need...
Ben Kharakh12 days ago
Facebook in the Wake of Anthony Bourdain's Suicide
My Facebook newsfeed is usually comedians making jokes or sharing articles that highlight the wretched state of the world. But as news of Anthony Bourdain's suicide spread, my news feed was radically ...
Crystal E.13 days ago
What to Say to a Friend With Depression
Depression is like a dark cloud that won't go away. It has its days when the sun wants to come in but, the clouds are so thick that it blocks the light and its nutrients from getting to the places we ...
Fiona Mayhem22 days ago
Mental Health Discord Helped Me Recover from Mental Illness
I spent the majority of this year looking for support groups for those living with mental health disorders. When I couldn't find a support group that aligned with my needs, I decided to create a menta...
Heather Teresea month 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’...
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.
Shae Thompson16 hours ago
What Led Me to My Suicide Attempt
My depression soon started getting really bad. It got so bad I started calling into my job saying I was sick. Eventually, I just ended up in bed phone off, lights off, curtains closed. All I wanted to...
Kaya May2 days ago
Take Care of Yourself
I don't know where my baseline is. I have been alive for almost 30 years and I haven't really figured out who the person in the mirror is. What I do know is that I have been in pain for a very long ti...
Rebecca Weaner2 days ago
6 Unknown and Uncommon Signs of Depression and Anxiety
When discussing mental illness, it is easy to think of the ones commonly spoken about, depression and anxiety being two of the most talked about, since these two disorders affect as many people as the...
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Emma Maki5 days ago
Why I'm 23 and Just Getting Started on My College Degree
No, this isn't another story about someone trying to make up for the mistakes they made in the past. This isn't another story about some white woman using her privilege to better her life, or walking ...
Bekah Dee6 days ago
4 Life Hacks From an Adult With ADHD
Why can't you just focus? Aren't you listening? How do you function in normal life when you can't seem to remember where you put anything? Sound familiar? If you, like me, are living with ADHD, you mi...
Struggling With Mental Health
Depression and other mental health issues affect everyone in different ways. This is why it is important to get the right help that is needed. I have had medical and mental health issues for most of m...
Heather Wilkins2 days ago
I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Said It
We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. - Sirius Black In the past week, I crossed a line that involved hurting someone clo...
Mallory Wiese3 days ago
It's Okay to Feel the Way You Do
When you're feeling angry, sad, lonely, depressed, anxious, just know that it is totally okay for you to feel that way. Not one person on this Earth get's to tell you how to feel or should make you fe...
Laura .3 days ago
Constructively Destructive
There are times, when I feel really low, that it can feel as though all the life is just being sucked out of me. Seriously, I don't joke when I say it's like I've fallen victim to a group of Dementors...
Rebecca Johnson4 days ago
I Finally Had the Courage...
I have been suffering from Trichotillomania (Trich) since I was about five years old. I know what my trigger is, my mom. She was always and still is very verbally abusive to me, starting from an early...
Nonny 6 days ago
On the Borderline
The questions "what's it like to live with borderline personality disorder?" always seems to throw me. I've been asked it so many times in the past two years since getting the diagnosis that you'd thi...
McKayla Sillitoe10 days ago
Developing Misophonia at a Young Age
When you are seventeen years old, it's common to listen to your younger siblings running rampant throughout the house squealing at the top of their lungs and respond by getting irritated with how loud...
Laura .4 days ago
Headspace
Hello there! If you're reading this then you've stumbled across one of the spaces that I like to call 'Little Laura's World'—spaces that I've created to talk, and share experiences regarding mental he...
Courtney Joyce4 days ago
We Aren't Choosing to Drown, Our Minds Make Us Feel Like We Already Are...
I never once when growing up thought, When I get older, I would love to deal with consistent struggles of the mind. That sure sounds glamorous. And neither did the millions of others who suffer, and I...
Micky Thinks5 days ago
When Praying Isn't Enough
TRIGGER WARNING* Nearly three years ago, a close friend of mine committed suicide. It wasn’t her first attempt. She had had an ongoing habit of downing an assortment of pills in flagrant attempts to m...
Millie May6 days ago
Therapy—What Are You Signing Up For?
These days it's less of a taboo to go for therapy compared to the 1990s. Lately mental health has been in the spotlight getting all the right attention and cheering people on to get the help they need...
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Changed My Life
I am currently undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Yes, the famously controversial treatment that everyone seems to fear, even people on here. Well, I have recently come to a conclusion that i...
"No Cure for Depression..."
I want to impart my journey and experience in battling depression and anxiety as a young person so that I may hopefully make the process that much easier for others. The quote below the picture was sa...
Cheyenne Spring18 hours ago
Life Changes
Anxiety is a bitch. Sorry for the language but that is the only word I could come up with to capture what it's really like. Lately, I have been doing things that my anxiety is not very happy with. Alt...
Lilly Tairi19 hours ago
I Think I Broke My Brain
I think I broke my brain. No seriously, I think it packed up its hamster and wheel and just bolted. For the last few days, I have been in a real fog. It has been like watching myself and everyone/thin...
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Alyssa Houser4 days ago
Psychosis
I'm going to start off by saying I'm using this title word very broadly here. This topic generally includes several smaller concepts that work together into one little word that many people are terrified to use. Why can't we be honest about what is ailing us? How can a doctor, a medical professional, sit across from you and tell you that they do not "believe in" your illness? Why do we not have free healthcare across the board like so many countries that we claim to be lesser than us in stature ...
Briana White4 days ago
The Struggles of Being Young With Illnesses
At the age of 9, I was diagnosed with PTSD, and subsequently also anxiety and depression. I had been sexually abused for years, and when finally reaching out and going to therapy, a slew of problems w...
Megan Wells7 days ago
Moments
There are some moments that will change your life forever. Moments you can’t prepare for and that you subsequently drag around for years, reliving them over and over again. Luckily, the rest of the wo...
Let's Talk Fat
"Your momma's so fat her belt size is equator!" The children surrounded me_angry kindergartners saying fat joke after fat joke about my mother. I didn't cry. I didn't whine. I wondered. I wondered why...
Angelica Friedrich20 hours ago
What 2-1/2 Years of Sobriety Taught Me About ‘The Good Life’...
October 22, 2015. It’s the day I was arrested and my entire life as I knew it changed. I was screaming inside as the police officer slapped the handcuffs on me and threw me in the back of his patrol c...
Tim Leung2 days ago
That's Some Good Game, Boy
That's some good game boy... I've been dreaming of getting some games for a while Everyone told me to not get them. Supposedly, they'd rot my brain, waste my time. It creates unproductive people. I he...
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My loved ones would always tell me “Make sure you’re always sweet to everyone, you never know if that’s the last time you'll see them or not.” That quote shook me, so I always tried my best to be kind...
Angie Min13 days ago
Being in Love When You're Bipolar
The world of dating is an anxiety-provoking experience, even with the most seasoned of serial daters, but what do you do when your mental illness feels like an uninvited third guest? I've only been wi...
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Emily R.21 days ago
Beginning My Journey
"Fantastic! I feel fantastic, honestly! I've never felt better. I can do everything, I want to do everything—my tablets must be working. They must be." Yet they weren't. Looking back, it seems so obvi...
Sahra Penumbra2 months 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 ...
BPD and Me - 1
Borderline Personality Disorder—how can I describe it? The bane of my existence? The fears that keep you up all night? The sweat on your palms as you try to live through each moment? That, and more. A...
Sterling Turner10 days ago
Daily Struggles of a Self-Proclaimed Genius/Sociopath
Every day is an act to try to be the best boyfriend or the best friend you could ever ask for. I act like an idiot to make close friends laugh, intentionally mispronouncing things, and placing myself ...
Heather Teresea month ago
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 ...
Disordered Eating and a Solution
Imagine you’re sitting in front of a mirror with a laptop in hand and a tempting bowl of your favorite snack in the other. In one hand your laptop is telling you why you should not eat that snack and ...
Olivia Cox9 days ago
A Socially Acceptable Addiction
On February 14, 2012, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was 15-years-old, a sophomore in high school, and I was perpetually moody, or rather, as my mother likes to say, “temporarily insane.” I w...
Let's Talk Fat Part Two
"One of the biggest things I hate about mental illness—the days you wake up and you feel like just not existing. Then people feel like they have to put their two cents in. It doesn't make me feel bett...