All About Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, but some of the most misunderstood. Even though over millions of adults suffer from anxiety disorders, there’s a lot that peo...
Kate Chessya day ago
New Weight Watchers Program Encourages Eating Disorders in Kids Ages 8-17
I was 8 years old when I started my first ever diet, Weight Watchers. Before I had finished growing or hit puberty, I was already trying to make myself smaller. This sparked a long journey of crash di...
Nathaniel Corns2 days ago
A Quick Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder
You may have never heard about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). It’s not something that’s often talked about in wider society, but as someone who works in Pediatrics (young people’s health services)...
Amy Sanginario2 days ago
To Breathe Again: Part I
Losing Control “I fell in love with a very bad habit But I feel alive for the very first time I don't wanna die But I don't, I don't wanna hide Or keep shit inside I will not cry, so I deal how I deal...
NJ Bell2 days ago
Tayo's Repression of Traumatic Memories
Whether a person wants to admit it or not, the actions and decisions a person makes are often based on their past experiences and traumas. When a reader applies the past experiences of a character to ...
Claire Danko2 days ago
Read This If You Want to Recover From an Eating Disorder, and If You Don't
Do you remember the saying, "the universe will never present you with something that you can't handle?" It's true. A part of recovery is learning to soothe yourself through your triggers and learn to ...
Richard L7 days ago
10 Super Secret Facts About Being Addicted
My name is Richard Jones and this is my story! When I was “out there” in active addiction, I was only vaguely aware of what addiction was. My job exposed me to the mental health world as I worked in h...
Paige Graffunder11 days ago
Finding Light in Darkness
I am an atheist. I hold to no gods, no faith, no religion. I don’t have a problem with people finding faith comforting, but I don’t believe in proselytizing and I think that “mission trips” are just a...
Alicia Brunskilla month ago
Living with Anxiety Long-Term Is Like Living in an Apocalypse
My all-time favourite film is The Terminator. I watched it again on the weekend and it set my mind thinking. Why are all my favourite films/video games on the theme of survival or apocalyptic destruct...
Camilla Rantsen2 months ago
The Ultimate Eating Disorder... Solved by Vampires
I was recently asked what my favorite comic book was when I was growing up. My answer: I didn’t read comic books growing up. They seemed to feature mostly ducks and mice in outfits, which unnerved me ...
Hadley Frances2 months ago
It's Not Even About Food
The year after I was born, a book was published. It rose to fame and acclaim in the late nineties and early 2000s, years before my own food demons reared their pretty blond heads. First I had to learn...
Michelle Champagne2 months ago
Hurdles and Harvard
People with BPD Making a Difference
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.
Michael Ashton2 days ago
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
I just completed a 12 hour shift. I'm tired. I'm aggravated... It's cold outside... I'm exhausted, and now the key to the back door of my apartment is stuck, and the door won't un-lock. What do I do? ...
The Steep Price of Depression (Pt. 2)
And the Oscar-Worthy Performance
Marc Sander6 days ago
One Peppermint Starlight
In January of 2000 I became unemployed. My anxiety and depression had taken its toll and the inevitable happened; I lost my job. I just couldn't function anymore. It was a burnout type job anyway, and...
Maria Johnson5 days ago
Life with Abusive Parents
Living with abusive families can really mess up a person. With a mom who is never there because of a man or work and a dad who bailed right after you were born, living with grandma and mom should be f...
Mia Morales16 days ago
Assist Your Mental Health by Using a Healthy Diet
Can your mental health be utilized? Yes! Be aware that mental health is the biggest cause of illness worldwide. The good news is that with the proper diet, anyone can maintain a healthy lifestyle chan...
Mia Moralesa month ago
How to Manage Your Emotions Right
Going through life is a difficult thing to do. It seems as though there are always so many emotions that we have to deal with on a regular basis that can easily derail us. However, there are certain t...
Paige Graffunder11 days ago
Finding Light in Darkness
I am an atheist. I hold to no gods, no faith, no religion. I don’t have a problem with people finding faith comforting, but I don’t believe in proselytizing and I think that “mission trips” are just a...
Paige Graffundera month ago
10 Things I Obsess About
I have OCD, and it's a thing that I struggle with daily. It is a byproduct of another disorder, but that doesn't make its teeth any less sharp. I wanted today to talk about some of the things that I o...
Aporia: Goddess of Transformation and Change
Lately, I have been experiencing these mental blocks. Upon a conversation with a close friend of mine, I have discovered that I am currently suffering from anxiety and depression. Well, it is not so m...
Nathaniel Corns2 days ago
A Quick Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder
You may have never heard about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). It’s not something that’s often talked about in wider society, but as someone who works in Pediatrics (young people’s health services)...
Tyler Turner7 days ago
The Monster in the Mirror
Body dysmorphic disorder is a condition that most of us can relate to or have experienced to some degree. Everyone has something that they dislike or would gladly change about their physical appearanc...
Scott Lavelya month ago
Peter Pan Syndrome/Disorder
I'm pretty sure most of us know who Peter Pan is; the boy who could fly, and was sometimes shown with Tinker Bell at his side, the boy who lived but didn't grow up! Yeah, well that's NOT who i'm going...
Lu Groblebe8 days ago
The Grey Area
I have high functioning mental illnesses. Most people don't understand what that means, and they assume that "high functioning" means pretty close to normal. As if on a spectrum, normal is the light, ...
Haley D23 days ago
Media Portrayal of Suicide
Suicide has always been a very touchy topic that many people try to avoid talking about for one reason or another. For some odd reason, suicide has become a taboo topic in today's society. The amount ...
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Markus Tyree2 months ago
Black Men, #YouGoodMan?
The emotional stoicism of Black men is something that few doctors, authors, families or society have talked about. While there are not many published works regarding this topic, the most notable of th...
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Lunetta 3 days ago
Art Therapy and PTSD
Healing Through Art Therapy
Marissa Hall18 days ago
Narcan Saves Lives
There a lot of issues that are stigmatized in society, whether it be mental illness, drugs, or other various health issues. That is just to name a few and I am sure there are tons more. So, why did so...
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Frank Dillona month ago
Afloat
I wrote this script after reading the screenplay for one of my favorite movies, Forest Gump. I have turned in into a first person/screenplay format and will be available for sale soon at my website fr...
All About Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, but some of the most misunderstood. Even though over millions of adults suffer from anxiety disorders, there’s a lot that peo...
A Look into the Life of Someone with Anxiety
I was nineteen going on twenty when I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Deep down, my whole life, I had a feeling I had anxiety but no one likes a self diagnoser. I finally took a step out of...
Matt Lawson5 days ago
Lost & Found
THINGS WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME I remember the cold Melbourne winter night that I woke up with a jolt and sat bolt upright with sweat dripping off my brow and the feeling of my heart beating out of my ...
McKenna Kline4 days ago
My Post-Trauma Journey: Part 2
Acceptance is the phase that takes the most effort. And by that I mean, you've really got to work at it. It doesn't come naturally. For me, the acceptance came when I finally had to name my experience...
Jodi-lynn Piper4 days ago
Survivor
My name is Jodi-Lynn and this is my story. I was born December 2nd 1973 in the state of New Hampshire. I wish I could give more details, yet I have none. My parents tell me I belong to them, yet I kno...
McKenna Kline8 days ago
My Post-Trauma Journey: Pt 1
Today I am a week away from the anniversary of my assault. I’ve spent the majority of this month quietly reflecting on what happened to me and what has transpired in the twelve months since. I’ve foun...
Amy Sanginario2 days ago
To Breathe Again: Part I
Losing Control “I fell in love with a very bad habit But I feel alive for the very first time I don't wanna die But I don't, I don't wanna hide Or keep shit inside I will not cry, so I deal how I deal...
Ann King7 days ago
Disconnecting From Your Alcoholic Spouse
Living day to day with an alcoholic is extremely hard on the family. The family often, in the beginning, pulls together to offer the alcoholic help in becoming sober. However, speaking from years of e...
Richard L7 days ago
10 Super Secret Facts About Being Addicted
My name is Richard Jones and this is my story! When I was “out there” in active addiction, I was only vaguely aware of what addiction was. My job exposed me to the mental health world as I worked in h...
Shannon Clarke8 days ago
I Have Bipolar Disorder and I Will Not Be Shamed
When I was eight, I felt true sadness for the first time; real, deep sadness. The kind of sadness that can’t be cured with a hug from your mum. When I was 10 it came again, and again when I was 13. An...
Ryan Ziemba18 days ago
Bipolar Penpals
My aunt, who, like me, struggles with mental illness (me, bipolar disorder, her chronic depression). We've begun to exchange letters to track our comings and goings in hopes of at least to keep a stea...
The Ever-Changing State of Mind
I don’t feel anything. Nothing matters to me. I’m feeling more than I can. Everything matters more than it should. Everything is at stake. Meh, I don’t care much about it. Whatever. Why can’t I stop t...
Denise Willisa month ago
Mental Illness
I have a master's degree in psychology, and yet I am at a loss as to what is wrong with my roommate. Perhaps this is because we have been roommates for over three years, and I am too emotionally invol...
Samantha Clarke2 months ago
A Look Behind the Mask
Facing the reality that the person you fell deeply in love with never actually existed is unbelievably painful. While you were preoccupied with loving them and shapeshifting to please them, they were ...
Kate Chessya day ago
New Weight Watchers Program Encourages Eating Disorders in Kids Ages 8-17
I was 8 years old when I started my first ever diet, Weight Watchers. Before I had finished growing or hit puberty, I was already trying to make myself smaller. This sparked a long journey of crash di...
Claire Danko2 days ago
Read This If You Want to Recover From an Eating Disorder, and If You Don't
Do you remember the saying, "the universe will never present you with something that you can't handle?" It's true. A part of recovery is learning to soothe yourself through your triggers and learn to ...
Grace Benson4 days ago
Boys' Silent Battle with Eating Disorders
As a young woman, I’m made very aware of the social pressures that women face in terms of body image. Like most, I’ve kept an eye on my girlfriends and watched out for signs, such as restlessness and ...