Daniel Brown14 hours ago
Coffee as an Antidepressant
Caffeine might be considered a miracle cure for being tired, but there might be more to this interesting little chemical than we might have thought. In America alone, coffee drinkers consume over 400 ...
Ashley Peterson15 hours ago
When You Don't Feel What You're Supposed To
There are certain occasions when it is socially expected that someone will feel a certain way. There are also major events that will have a strong impact throughout the world, and may end up forever e...
Sarah Blain16 hours ago
"Get Out of This House"
On a day like the one I am having, I would say it has been bad. It is hard to focus, and be 100 percent in public, which affects my work, and my relationships with other people. The world around me is...
10 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress on the Go
It’s not uncommon to feel stressed every now and then. Even as a yogi and meditation practitioner, I notice I still get stressed in certain situations. For example, I went for a massage last week and ...
Mireia Prats3 days ago
Party Is Over
You know the feeling. We’ve all been there. It’s a Saturday afternoon, there are no clouds in the sky and you are happily chilling in your living room. You have nothing to do and it feels so good. Sud...
Equoo Promises to Help People Become More Emotionally Fit. I Gave It a Try—Here’s What Happened
It seems like no matter what you want to do, there’s an app that can help. As a person who has a hard time understanding others, I’ve always felt pretty hopeless about establishing a connection with p...
Lewis Jefferies2 months ago
My Mental Health Reached Breaking Point and I Almost Never Saw Christmas 2018
Mentally and physically, it was a rough night. From forty mile an hour winds to high waves, this night changed my life in two ways. My life could have ended, but instead made me realise I’m not alone....
Grace Campbell2 months ago
Don't Be Afraid
Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues plague our society today. I have not been untouched by them. I live, and have lived, with anxiety for years, perhaps even as early...
Latrice Jones3 months ago
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
I first discovered I had an addictive nature at the age of 18. I had recently started a part time job as a lottery sales clerk at our local grocery store. The job within itself was easy enough. My onl...
Juliette Nelson3 months ago
From the Outside Looking In
Those who know me well are aware that I am extremely passionate about understanding mental illness and how to promote psychological wellness. Having dealt with it in different forms on a personal as w...
Chris Ricks3 months ago
Where Is the Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community?
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more ...
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.
Daniel Brown14 hours ago
Coffee as an Antidepressant
Caffeine might be considered a miracle cure for being tired, but there might be more to this interesting little chemical than we might have thought. In America alone, coffee drinkers consume over 400 ...
Ashley Peterson15 hours ago
When You Don't Feel What You're Supposed To
There are certain occasions when it is socially expected that someone will feel a certain way. There are also major events that will have a strong impact throughout the world, and may end up forever e...
Kris Caldwell4 days ago
Welcome Back
Oh depression, how you come knocking on the door of my brain, and I let you in, every time. Now depression cannot be "controlled," but my quest has begun to find the ways to control my reactions to it...
10 Things to Remember When You Feel Anxious
Anxiety is a serious mind killer, and a really bad bout of anxiety can end up harming you in ways that you didn't even know were possible. Bad anxiety can make you lose your job, alienate yourself fro...
Nancy D15 days ago
How 'Behavioural Activation' Can Help You Cope with Depression
Taking care of yourself doesn't have to break your bank. If you are on a budget there are still many little ways to help. One of these ways is called, behavioural activation.
Jilian Woods16 days ago
How to Avoid the Negative Effects of Self-Judgment on Your Mental Health
Human beings cultivate strong opinions on things surrounding them. This is often negative judgment/self-talk while on other occasions it might be positive self-talk. Negative self-talk is harmful to y...
Sarah Blain16 hours ago
"Get Out of This House"
On a day like the one I am having, I would say it has been bad. It is hard to focus, and be 100 percent in public, which affects my work, and my relationships with other people. The world around me is...
10 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress on the Go
It’s not uncommon to feel stressed every now and then. Even as a yogi and meditation practitioner, I notice I still get stressed in certain situations. For example, I went for a massage last week and ...
Tabby Weir17 days ago
Living with a Mental Illness
INSTEAD of being a wave of relief, my diagnosis crushed me. I had been smacked with two hyper-stigmatised labels that I didn’t want or deserve. Medication seemed the logical route, and even though I s...
Amanda Rose20 days ago
Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Just one-third cup of food three times a day... Plus an hour of extreme cardio every single day... For a year and four months. This. Was. My. Hell. I was obese. I'd struggled with binge eating since I...
Bella Coralloa month ago
Living with Emetophobia
I recently did a school project where I had to go around the school and interview my fellow peers on their worst fears. I learned about so many interesting fears, but the one I did not come across was...
How to End the Mental Health Stigma
For a few years now, I have been a strong supporter in trying to raise awareness against the mental health stigma. In my junior year of high school, I was put on medication for anxiety, but I had been...
Portia Lennona month ago
Mental Health and Our Black Community
What is mental health? Mental health can be partially defined as a state of psychological wellbeing. You're not completely healthy unless you're physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally heal...
Alyssa Rolfsa month ago
Mental Health Stigmas Exposed
What comes to mind when you think of a person with a mental illness? Do you steer clear of and distance yourself socially from people who suffer from mental illness? Do you think of someone who is dan...
Dani Rosekransa month ago
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Upon looking at the Trans-Allegheny Asylum, you may notice the staggering clock tower that stands at 200 feet tall that comes from the center of the building. It is a monumental structure, the largest...
Ashley Petersona month ago
My Meds Make Me Fat
I was never the size extra-extra-small that seems to be so idealized in Western society. In my earlier adult years I was around a size 8, and I was totally content with that. I never had any interest ...
Dee J Sânsa month ago
I See a Psychotherapist Once a Week
I tried to kill myself when I was 14 years old. I was so upset that night when I emptied the medicine cabinet. Everything gone ... Bottoms up. My attempt at suicide began a snowball of events that had...
Kris Caldwell3 days ago
Hey, Anxit-Tay
Heyyyooo, anxiety! In my last post, I mentioned when depression visits, it brings about friends and I want to expand upon each of them. What better place to start than with anxiety? If I could say I’v...
Kait Bates 3 days ago
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Junior year of high school was the prime of my mental health. I got up every single day at 5 AM starting with my morning shower and pampering, following with an hour of meditation, and a nice fruit sm...
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 13)
In elementary school my teachers, year after year, wrote basically the same note on my report card, "Kathryn is a good student, but needs to learn to keep socializing to recess." I eventually learned ...
camaïeu cally18 days ago
"Fragile - Handle with Care"
Ah yes, mental health. As cliche as it might sound, life truly can and will be a "rollercoaster." Although, I feel that if you were to more specifically apply that metaphor, it may be more fitting for...
Tom Bakera month ago
In Hell
My ex-wife, Satan rest her soul, once told me of a very, very strange dream she had (probably after smoking a huge bowl of skunk weed, as she was occasionally wont to do). In the dream, she was a cont...
Kathryn Parkera month ago
Letters for Myself
This will be a series.
Maja Zulovic6 days ago
I’m Sorry
She stood over me, watching my eyes dance and look all over the room except at her. Her arms crossed and her body still. Towering over me, she stood motionless. I felt imprisoned by her eyes. Numb and...
Kyra Scott23 days ago
Finding Yourself in Sobriety
When I came out of treatment I had no idea who I was anymore. That might sound dramatic but thats honestly how I felt. I always knew myself as the “party girl” and thought thats what made people like ...
Addiction
It’s time we get real about addiction. I’m not worried about what society tells you that you need to believe. I’m going to tell you the truth about addiction, and I’m qualified to do that because I wa...
Marie Osuamoh7 days ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 11)
I’m thinking of going away for a while. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to jump off a bridge.) What I mean by go away, is that I want to really meditate on who Marie is. Wahalalafia will come, of course, ...
Katie Bindel9 days ago
It Started with a Pen
It was brilliant. Easily one of the best quotes I had ever heard (or had I read it?). It had been stuck on repeat, in my head all day. (Was it lyrics from a song I'd heard?) The arrangement of words f...
Marie Osuamoh10 days ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 10)
Heyyy sorry for the delay. I think I want a dog, or a cat, and I'm going to name her Ignatia, or if it's a he, Ignatius. I love really random, crazy names. I'm so tired. exhausted. I've just come in a...
Ashley Peterson22 days ago
Borderline Unhelpful
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care...
Marie Osuamoh22 days ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 7)
Hey all. I’m feeling hungry, but I’m also feeling optimistic. I think Opty has given me an optimism sandwich. I really should stop talking about food, it’s making me crazy I think I’ll visit an art ga...
Jocelyn Ponce2 months ago
Nightmare
I’m trapped. I’m lost. I can't escape the demons in my mind. I haven’t really felt like myself lately. I look in the mirror and I don’t recognize the person I see. Someone help. For years I contemplat...
Suzanne Gayle17 days ago
How Diet Culture Impacted My Eating Disorder
I was 15-years-old when I first started to show eating disorder habits. It started by cutting out junk food, then soda, then carbs, and, well, you can pretty much figure out the rest. By my senior yea...
The Measure of a Woman
This week is dedicated to eating disorder awareness. What does that mean? It means we need to break the stigma around eating disorders and diet culture once and for all, not only for ourselves but for...
Sky Lue24 days ago
Living with Ana
Let’s address a topic that totes a wagon full of myths with it where ever it goes: Anorexia. As somebody who has Anorexia, whom I call “Ana”, I would like to first start with a disclaimer. Eating diso...