Kathleen Williams16 hours ago
PTSD
Let’s talk about PTSD. Most of us connect PTSD with war and our military. While it is prevalent with our veterans the media fails to tell the story about those of us who have gone through something so...
Lady Sunday17 hours ago
Bullying
Continued from Bullying: Part One Bullying in school doesn’t just affect the victim. It affects the victim’s family. It affects the community. Children learn from the world around them for ways to cop...
NAkie S.17 hours ago
Blue Heart
There is a girl that everyone knows has a beautiful grin. She is smiling whenever you see her, laughing at your jokes, listening to your stories, and giving you great advice. She is insanely childish ...
Sean Fraser17 hours ago
5 Ways to Get Motivated While Depressed
Depression is a multi-faceted illness that can make you feel horrible about yourself while sucking any sort of ambition or motivation from you. Your inner critic pairs with the depression to tell you ...
Ross Trowbridge18 hours ago
#Project I Am Not Ashamed
Welcome everyone, to Project I Am Not Ashamed. I created this project for one simple reason: breaking the mental health stigma, one person at a time. I found that creating awareness and education on s...
Serena Fix18 hours ago
The Truth About Anxiety
I don't have a job yet. I get scared and panic at job interviews. I'm afraid of screwing up. This is because of my anxiety disorder. I almost had a job interview. I backed out at the last minute. I'm ...
Sarah McDaniel10 days ago
I Just Want to Be Happy. Or Do I?
As a society, we have accepted the belief that emotions disrupt rational thought, and any state other than happiness is a mental inconvenience or imbalance. This causes us to chase after pleasure, ins...
James Howell13 days ago
Depression
Why do I not want to get up? Why do I feel like a failure? Is this how society sees me, or is this how I see myself? Can I no longer enjoy the things that I used to? There is an epidemic, not just in ...
Glen Ryan20 days ago
Things to Understand About Someone Who Hides Their Depression
Going through your teen years is hard enough, but when you're trying to deal with your own depression, anxiety, or other mental illness on top of that, life can be a total nightmare. That, in one sent...
Brook M24 days ago
Learning to Live After a Diagnosis
Ever since I can remember, I have felt out of place. Whether I was with friends, family, at school, or wherever you go, I always felt like I didn't belong. I even convinced myself sometimes that I tru...
Amanda Doylea month ago
Anxiety Feels Like...
What does anxiety feel like? Sweaty palms, a loud heartbeat, and the swirl of nausea in the pit of your stomach? A pounding head, shaky hands, and an even shakier voice? It comes differently for every...
Meg Burchella month ago
I Am Not a Patient
2013 was the year everything changed. It was dark time in my life a few years ago when everything familiar to me was changing—a period I can only describe as a complete breakdown of my mentality. So m...
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.
NAkie S.17 hours ago
Blue Heart
There is a girl that everyone knows has a beautiful grin. She is smiling whenever you see her, laughing at your jokes, listening to your stories, and giving you great advice. She is insanely childish ...
Marisa Ferreira2 days ago
Depression
What can I say? All you feel is emptiness. You want to feel, you try so hard to feel something other than emptiness, but you can’t. You try to do things that used to make you happy, but all you feel i...
So Be It
You can barely keep your eyes open. You can barely breathe. Your heart is about to burst. Pounding like hell. To the beat of a bad rave track. What keeps you alive is the smell of the neighbour’s garb...
Lady Sunday17 hours ago
Bullying
Continued from Bullying: Part One Bullying in school doesn’t just affect the victim. It affects the victim’s family. It affects the community. Children learn from the world around them for ways to cop...
Sean Fraser17 hours ago
5 Ways to Get Motivated While Depressed
Depression is a multi-faceted illness that can make you feel horrible about yourself while sucking any sort of ambition or motivation from you. Your inner critic pairs with the depression to tell you ...
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Louise Mackin4 days ago
Helping Yourself When Helping a Friend
Recently, great strides have been made with talking about mental health. The Heads Together campaign, together with Prince Harry opening up to Byrony Gordon on her podcast about his own issues, opened...
James Howell7 days ago
Work Related Stress
We all have stress at our jobs. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that my job is more stressful than say a soldier or fireman, but some days, I try to work with everyone around me and be reasonab...
Serena Fix7 days ago
My Struggle
This is something I’m so scared to write. But some of you reading may need to see this. This is why I chose to share with all of you, my readers. It’ll be an emotional roller-coaster for not just you. It’ll be one for me too. Keep in mind that I’m the one who went through all of this shit the past five or six years of my life. Yes, I am aware that there are other people who went through similar experiences that are too scared to share their story with others. But I am not too scared. This is bec...
How Working as a Retail Assistant Saves My Life Every Day
I moved to the United Kingdom four years ago for study purposes. A year ago I fully came to the realization that I did not arrive by myself. Without previously noticing, I also took anxiety and depres...
Claire Raymond4 days ago
What Is Trypanophobia and Do I Have It?
Most "normal" people don't like having injections, as the idea of it is uncomfortable and sometimes a little bit painful. But there are many people who suffer with a specific condition known as Trypan...
Carmen Loza4 days ago
OCD
Today is not a good day. Pretty much everyday is not a good day but today is one of those days where it just hits you and you break down. I struggle everyday with OCD, anxiety, fear, and stress, but a...
Claire Raymond5 days ago
What Is Cetaphobia and Do I Have It?
Cetaphobia is a medically recognized phobia of large fish, or more specifically whales. It comes from the Latin word Cetus which means large fish, and the Greek god of fear Phobos (he was the son of A...
Ross Trowbridge18 hours ago
#Project I Am Not Ashamed
Welcome everyone, to Project I Am Not Ashamed. I created this project for one simple reason: breaking the mental health stigma, one person at a time. I found that creating awareness and education on s...
Rebekah .6 days ago
Recognising the Signs of a Suicidal Person
September 17th 2017, exactly ten days after my birthday, I lay crumpled on the floor in so much agonising pain because I did not now how I would make it through the news that my friend had just hung h...
C. B. Blanchard9 days ago
Identifying with the Monster
I knew I didn't fit from a very young age. Later, therapists would tell me I'd suffered from mental illness since childhood, that the way I left my body to live inside my own imagination was a clear s...
Big Pharma vs. Small Dealer
As a clinical counsellor I do not have the authority to prescribe people medications, and that is just fine by me. Having briefly been a client of big pharma as a teenager for depression and anxiety, ...
Shoshana Marcusa month ago
21: One of the Better Places
"What is one of your preferences regarding a treatment center?" asked the man on the phone. "I want it to allow hugs..." I began. "Hugs?" he asked. "Yes," I said. Is that something hard to understand?...
Serena Fix18 hours ago
The Truth About Anxiety
I don't have a job yet. I get scared and panic at job interviews. I'm afraid of screwing up. This is because of my anxiety disorder. I almost had a job interview. I backed out at the last minute. I'm ...
Erin Shannon3 days ago
Drowning Above Water
Sometimes I feel powerful. I feel like your stereotype "I can conquer the world," outgoing and strong, manic pixie dream girl. I can do anything and I am here to show you how to achieve all your dream...
Tips for Dealing With Anxiety…
It strikes me as sad that so many people suffer from anxiety and yet there doesn’t seem to be any real cure. Those that don’t suffer often think it is an exaggeration. We are told to "get over it" or ...
Lady Sunday2 days ago
Bullying
The recent suicide of a 7th Grader at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Stark County, Ohio didn’t get the same coverage that the shooting on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...
Z.K. Campbell2 days ago
A Perfect Storm
All my life, I felt I was not worthy of love. I never felt special. I had dreams, but they were never considered fundamental. As a child, I was creative and impressionable. I was desperate to feel lov...
Krista Doucette9 days ago
Dear Melo Part 3
Dear Melo, Files: It was in January of 2003 that my mother lost my siblings and I but didn’t lose full custody until June of 2004. My siblings and I were split up upon entering the system. I was place...
Alyssa Horn3 days ago
My Unseen Recovery
Sometimes we wake up one morning and struggle with comprehending how we got to where we are right now. This is something that happens to me nearly every morning during my morning coffee as I sit at my...
Renner Winston7 days ago
Find Your High
About one in six young adults in America are battling an addiction to a substance. I recently realized that I’d been building my life around several micro-addictions, and that these addictions were ke...
Shamus Roan8 days ago
My Story of Violence
(Disclaimer: Sorry for the length, much was cut before the final version, i hope you see it through.) This is not a world history lesson or even a political narrative, this is a story about something ...
Willa White3 days ago
The 6 Faces of Bipolar Disorder
Admittedly, bipolar disorder can be a pretty confusing disease. Having displayed symptoms since toddlerhood, I still don't understand everything. One of the most important things I have learned about ...
Willa White4 days ago
Bipolar, Perseverance, and What You Should Realize
The craziest idea I ever had was that someday I would be a famous actress, attending galas and awards ceremonies, collecting swag bags and hanging with the who’s who of Hollywood. I was the star of th...
Ricky Brewster12 days ago
Living With BPD
Eighteen years of intense mood swings, emotional breakdowns, and euphoria like this world has never seen: a brief synopsis of my life story. If you're reading this, I'm sure BPD (bipolar disorder) aff...
Jess Didway2 days ago
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder – Rx Me Good, Part 1
December 2017, As I entered our local behavioral health office, I couldn’t stop the anxious shivers that ran up my spine. I wasn’t chilled from the weather—southern Oregon being unusually warm for win...
Anais Parks10 days ago
How to Spot a Sociopath
Let’s start with the main traits of a sociopath, which is commonly referred to as anti-social personality disorder. Although sociopathy and psychopathy are both called this, they are different because...
Borderline Personality Disorder: What They Don't Tell You
Being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) was both a relief and a living nightmare for me. On the one hand, I knew I had most of the symptoms of the mental illness, and it explained a...
Dagny Desiree5 days ago
Emotional Eating​
Did you know eating chips can boost your serotonin levels in your brain thus making you feel happier? Yup, It’s true! I read along time ago that the crunch of chips or candy boosts the serotonin in yo...
Kalon Poems6 days ago
Here Goes Nothin’
I've never told this story before, but here goes nothing. At one point in my life, I went through this period where I felt like nothing. No one really knew, or knows, but I did somethings that I am no...
Ellie Micelli 7 days ago
Society's Version of Beauty Is Tainted
Women have grown up in a society where we are told we must look a certain way to get anywhere in life, unless we have money. Now those things are changing, but within fashion it hasn’t. We stare at bi...