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Shannon Easter5 hours ago
Anxiety
What if we look at anxiety differently, more as a friend than a foe? What if we step back and recognize that anxiety is simply something we’re experiencing but not who we are, that it can actually be ...
Steven Altman6 hours ago
Behind the Mask
A goaltender is known as a few things. Crazy, fearless, weird, quiet, anti-social and pretty much any other negative connotation that can be tied into the position. Originally, the worst player would ...
Felecia Burgett7 hours ago
6 Phrases Mentally Ill People Are TIRED of Hearing
It's time to empower the mentally ill, not tear them down.
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Tess 8 hours ago
I'm Not Crazy
Mental illness. A label I never thought I'd carry. But I do, and that label doesn't define who I am. My depression, anxiety, and insomnia are just another part of me. Please don't ever call me crazy b...
Alyse McDonald8 hours ago
It's All in Your Head!
I read an article today about a girl who had cancer! While I read it, I felt sadness, frustration and ANGER!! I also she'd a few tears. I am appalled and furious that she was not taken seriously! We a...
Sommer Coggins10 hours ago
Depression
Depression; (noun): a mental health disorder causing serious loss of interests in activities, sadness, difficulty in concentration, and thinking. Many people in this world are not diagnosed and learn ...
Felecia Burgett7 hours ago
6 Phrases Mentally Ill People Are TIRED of Hearing
It's time to empower the mentally ill, not tear them down.
Sophie Barker12 days ago
Five Things to Try if You Suffer from Anxiety
Anxiety, ladies and gentlemen. It’s ominous, it’s villainous, it’s a waste of perfectly good brain space! We all agree—it can bloody well do one. But how? Now there’s a bee in the bonnet—nobody knows ...
A Guide on Psychosis
Psychosis is a severe mental disorder that causes abnormal thinking patterns.
The 'Troubled' Artist
Through the years, art has had a tendancy to connect itself to mental health. There is a cliche concept of the 'troubled artist.' Hearing of Van Gogh slicing off his own ear, such stories can stick li...
Daniel McCaffreya month ago
Top 10 Things to NOT Do in Rehab
A Handy Guide to Basic Survival, Mental Health Etiquette, and Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls
William H.2 months ago
The Choice(?)
My Personal Encounters with Addiction
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.
Sommer Coggins10 hours ago
Depression
Depression; (noun): a mental health disorder causing serious loss of interests in activities, sadness, difficulty in concentration, and thinking. Many people in this world are not diagnosed and learn ...
Whitney Smitha day ago
Losing Myself
There wasn’t just a single event that led to that moment in my life. It was a collection of misfortune, impaired thinking, and defective genetics. Rarely am I upset about just one thing. I tend to bot...
Waiting for the Rain Clouds
Winter is coming... it's a simple fact. We can't avoid it unless we move to a warm country to escape the harsh reality of it, but most of us don't have that luxury. So we stay. But it's not all about ...
Diviesh B3 days ago
Coloured Glasses
At a young age, we, some of us more than others, are fascinated by the coloured glasses we try on for the first time. When wearing them, we see everything as tinted with the same colour as the colour ...
Alex Lastnom3 days ago
The Lazy Man's Depression Guide
So! You all know the drill! Many of you are going through it, many of you know some one with it and many of you are faking that you don't have it. The One the only big D that f**ks us all eventually! ...
Paulina Pachel3 days ago
Social Exhaustion: Understanding the Mind of an Introvert
Anxiety is something that was familiar to me since the early pre-teen stages, but at that time in my life I could not put my finger on what it meant. The symptoms of anxiety that I had been experienci...
Steven Altman6 hours ago
Behind the Mask
A goaltender is known as a few things. Crazy, fearless, weird, quiet, anti-social and pretty much any other negative connotation that can be tied into the position. Originally, the worst player would ...
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Ryan Marie2 days ago
Diary of a Pathological Liar
Note: If any interest is shown in this, I will add more chapters. and more journal entries. Eventually becoming more of a novel style Autobiography. Foreword: The following is a story... but only in t...
Rachel Ann3 days ago
How Sexual Violence Has Affected Me
Day 17 08/09/2018 TRIGGER WARNING Hey everyone, welcome back today 17. As each day passes, more of you are coming to me asking for advice or asking me how I dealt with certain situations. This may be ...
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Tess 8 hours ago
I'm Not Crazy
Mental illness. A label I never thought I'd carry. But I do, and that label doesn't define who I am. My depression, anxiety, and insomnia are just another part of me. Please don't ever call me crazy b...
Lauren Rose12 hours ago
Week Log of Living with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
In this post, I will be letting you in on my feelings on a day-to-day basis. Not many people know that I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Day-to-day life is a struggle, but I have lived wit...
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Alex 7 days ago
A Brief Summary on Misophonia
Google definition: Select sound sensitivity syndrome, sound-rage. People who are sensitive to certain sounds sometimes cope by blocking them out. Misophonia, literally "hatred of sound," was proposed ...
Simone Rain5 days ago
Mental Health in the Media
Mental Health in the Media has always been a problem in this world. It's amazing and heartbreaking to see what people with illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorders go thr...
Putting Up a Front Is Dangerous
I’m very good at putting up a front so this is difficult to talk about out in the open, but I’ll do my best. Few know what it is like to grow up with an untreated disability, where my own family denie...
Shelby Lau8 days ago
The Issue of Masking Emotions
Have you ever forced yourself to smile? Do you often play a game of 'pretend' around others? Are you afraid to show your raw feelings to the world? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you have ...
Insight on My Need for Meds
From the age of 12, I had insight as to why I needed medication. I’d see doctors at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital where they would help me manage my diabetes. There was enough proof even then th...
Aurea Gonzalez8 days ago
Adulting with Depression
It's been one month since I've been on antidepressants. Now if you know me, or read my article on medication (see below for it), you would know that I have always had a fear of taking any form of medi...
talia mason23 days ago
How Many Children Must Live a Life Like the One I Have Before We Step in and Provide Good Mental Health Care for Our Young?
Anybody that knows me, really knows me, will know of my battle against the demon in my head and the urge to cut, to self harm. Whenever my mental anguish grows so strong that I feel that I am unable t...
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Shannon Easter5 hours ago
Anxiety
What if we look at anxiety differently, more as a friend than a foe? What if we step back and recognize that anxiety is simply something we’re experiencing but not who we are, that it can actually be ...
Sarah Janea day ago
Anxiety: 10 Positive Things I Tell Myself Every Day
It's really hard to wake up in the morning and tell yourself that you can get up, that today might not be so bad. Living with anxiety is an endless battle of self doubt, one of which that literally ea...
Kirstie Hunns8 days ago
Mental Illness in My Generation
What is normal? I’ve grown up feeling as if I wasn’t the same as everyone else, therefore I wasn’t normal. For as long as I can remember I have felt lost, as if I don’t fit in anywhere, with anyone. I...
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Hanna Foster6 days ago
A Look Inside the Mind of the Abused
You don't see the times she's lying on her bed, hand over her mouth, trying not to make a sound as tears stream down her face. You don't see the times she's driving down the road alone, thinking about...
Regan Thorp12 days ago
Not Her Fault
She didn’t usually do this sort of thing, but maybe it’s time for a change. Her boyfriend didn’t know she was out but he was in England, so who really cared? Music quietly blared out of her car speakers while she stared at the house holding three delinquent boys. The time read 1 AM, a bit late for her since bedtime was usually 10. She smacked her tongue on the roof of her mouth as she surveyed the dryness of it. The absence of saliva was where her anxiety started to lie. Instead of the impending...
Samantha Wood14 days ago
My Name Is...
My name is Samantha Wood. My middle name is Jordan and my mom tells me it’s after the Jordan River that Jesus was baptized in. My name is Samantha Wood, I am 18 years old and I have lived in Arizona f...
Addiction & the Homeless
I recently watched a video on YouTube of a man living in Vancouver BC, which is my home town. Before the man made this video, he believed that homeless people have it easy. They don't pay rent because...
Dagny Desiree9 days ago
My Steps to Getting Sober!
Are you or someone you know trying to get sober? I'm going to give you the straight up truth on how that usually goes down or, well, how it went down for me. I'm laying it down in steps for ya to make...
Jane Smith5 days ago
Unmedicated
I still have bipolar. But it’s nothing to be scared of! They label you and tell you you need to be medicated forever—forever? That takes a lot of getting used to, believe me, and I did, I believed the...
Kathryn Lile10 days ago
Growing up with Bipolar
Growing up I didn't know what was wrong with me. I didn't know there was anything wrong with me, I was just...me. My name is Katie Lile, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When I was five I was diag...
Eg Laf10 days ago
Bipolar Badass
Ever since my childhood, society told me that mental illness was a shame, a burden to carry secretly. My younger self was fed with the bad depiction in movies. I associated mental health with hospital...
Borderline Personality Disorder
I am no newbie to the mental health field. I've been diagnosed with bipolar, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder for years now. New diagnoses and meds do not phase me; I would even go so far as...
Nikki Bock21 days ago
I'm Codependent
I've always known that I'm a bit clingy. Maybe a tad controlling too. I like to make a plan and I like everything to go according to that plan. However, I only recently realized that there's a bit mor...
Chiara Marulloa month ago
To What Extent Is Attachment Theory Useful in Explaining the Origins of Personality Disorders? Discuss Critically.
Every infant need to stay close to the family and in particular to the principal caregivers, in order to feel safe and protect. When a person is threatened or under stress, he or she usually seek soci...
Mina LeAnn5 days ago
10 Symptoms Nobody Told You About Eating Disorders
With eating disorders, there are a few symptoms and actions that are talked about quite frequently, such as weight loss, purging, and food restriction. However, there are many more habits and symptoms...
Meg Sarai5 days ago
10 Tips Toward Eating Disorder Recovery
If you're reading this, chances are you or someone you love has an eating disorder and you are looking to find some secret formula for a lasting recovery. Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is...
My Fight with Anorexia
One of my least favorite childhood memories took place in middle school (I believe I had just reached the tail end of the 6th grade) during gym class. An interesting thing about my middle school was t...