Rowan Villa-Howells44 minutes ago
Woman vs. Food
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" —Winston Churchill
Daniel Noble2 hours ago
Grief
Sitting around a bed with close family quite literally watching a loved one take their last breath is indelible. Long fights with cancer are more common than ever and yet nothing can prepare you for t...
Laura .21 hours ago
Why Are We Still Scared??!!
Sometimes, I can sit and think for a long time before starting a piece of writing. I plan it through carefully and thoughtfully, with a specific structure in mind before I start to type. Sometimes, ho...
Rachel Kassa day ago
How to Determine When Your Health Needs to Take Priority
This past weekend I came to a crossroads where I needed to make an extremely difficult decision. I was attending the international convention for the sorority I am a member of and volunteer for. In fa...
Help Me Support a Mental Health Charity!
Months ago, I wrote a short post on here entitled 'A Challenge for Charity' in which I described my excitement to be taking part in a 24-hour hike on cliffs and difficult terrain for the charity Mind,...
Driven by Anxiety
Anxiety is a silent emotion that can take even the strongest for a wild ride down a dark road. It does it to me all the time. I feel lost and alone even when I'm surrounded by my most cherished compan...
William H.11 days ago
The Choice(?)
My Personal Encounters with Addiction
Dani Roberts19 days ago
Demi Lovato's Overdose Illustrates the Never-Ending Struggle of Addiction
Demi Lovato's recent overdose hit her millions of fans hard. After six years of sobriety, Lovato revealed in her most recent single, “Sober,” that she relapsed. About a month after, she was hospitaliz...
Chalyn McCartera month ago
How Trauma Has Impacted My Life
Wait! Just a minute... You understand, right? How can one cope when past trauma creates lifelong insecurities?
Justin Younga month ago
ADHD from a Personal Perspective
We all know that ADHD is a mental illness. I certainly know this because I have it. So from a personal perspective I can tell you honestly that having ADHD sucks. Often times when I tell people I have...
Kat Adamson2 months ago
Clean
Think about what you did this morning. Maybe you woke up and ate breakfast? Stayed in bed for a few extra minutes? Watched a show on Netflix because it wasn't quite time to get out of bed yet? How abo...
Rebecca Weaner2 months 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...
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.
Kenya Johnson9 days ago
Growing up to a Teenager
As a teen, I got really worried about growing up. It started in middle school, I had overthought all of the shit I had to do when I grow up. Like paying bills, having to buy food, especially trying to...
Helen Houghton12 days ago
My Mental Health Journey
I feel like most people talk about mental health journeys like it's a linear experience—you start off with a problem and wind up "cured." My journey is far from that. This is the second time I've REAL...
Void Neon12 days ago
'Today' A Short Story
Today I wear grey on top of grey, which shows the true blandness and pain I feel, with every inch of creativity ripped away. I feel as if my heart has been taken away, stolen by the same people that p...
Stop the Stigma
You know in the cartoons where the character has a mini “Angel” on one shoulder and a mini “Devil” on the other? Well picture that, expect one of them is named “Anxiety” and will not stop tapping his ...
My Return to Cosplay
I'm here to give everyone an update of what's been going on with me. One of the first articles I'd written on Vocal was my battle with depression and anxiety. Back in May was Mental Health Awareness M...
Curlee's Vocalsa month ago
The Mirror Effect
"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future."- Fulton Oursler It's 64 days five hours nine minutes 48 seconds until my 32nd birthday. I start my year...
Daniel Noble2 hours ago
Grief
Sitting around a bed with close family quite literally watching a loved one take their last breath is indelible. Long fights with cancer are more common than ever and yet nothing can prepare you for t...
Jlynn Sheaksa day ago
Coping with Stress
Stress is one of the leading causes of heart failure, depression, anxiety, and many other ailments. So what is stress? And how can we better cope with it? Stress can come in many forms and often hits ...
Elayna Swifta day ago
How to Transport Yourself to Another World
I was 16 the first time I finally began reading the Harry Potter series. I know, I know. How incredibly disappointing that although reading was my favorite hobby and basically the only thing I ever di...
Kacie Turton4 days ago
A Day in the Life of an Obsessive Compulsive
Dear Vocal Readers, Oh, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, how I love it so. Many people see those words and think, "Oh they must be a clean freak." While that can be true, the disorder is so much more th...
Kathy Lester12 days ago
Social Identity Crisis Intervention
Why are you still sitting there all by yourself? Why are you shutting the world completely out? You hide your face but nobody wants it hidden. They want to fully see it; not just through a partial vie...
Kimberly Alcorn25 days ago
The Art of Isolation
I’m 28. I’ll just start off by telling you that. Most of the people I went to high school with are now well into their careers and their “adult” lives. One guy I dated is now a doctor with a PhD and a...
Laura .21 hours ago
Why Are We Still Scared??!!
Sometimes, I can sit and think for a long time before starting a piece of writing. I plan it through carefully and thoughtfully, with a specific structure in mind before I start to type. Sometimes, ho...
Rachel Vallin2 days ago
Get out of My Head
I’m gonna be honest. I wish everyone would just stop posting about mental illness on social media. Okay, great, fantastic, you’ve read two sentences and suddenly, I’m a bigot. I don’t understand menta...
Stephanie King21 days ago
This Is Why Men & Women Dealing with Mental Illness Don't Talk About It
“Shoot, if it was me, I’d take a vacation instead.” I could not believe my ears when I heard those words, but that is what the CVS Pharmacy tech said to me after I paid $143.60* for one of my monthly ...
Rose Da month ago
A Psych Ward Misconception
Mental illness is a very serious illness because you can't tell. You can't tell who is hurting on the inside and who is close to their breaking point. Some people don't speak up about their struggles ...
Sonica M2 months 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...
Alexandra Amethyst2 months ago
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...
Rachel Kassa day ago
How to Determine When Your Health Needs to Take Priority
This past weekend I came to a crossroads where I needed to make an extremely difficult decision. I was attending the international convention for the sorority I am a member of and volunteer for. In fa...
Driven by Anxiety
Anxiety is a silent emotion that can take even the strongest for a wild ride down a dark road. It does it to me all the time. I feel lost and alone even when I'm surrounded by my most cherished compan...
Dear Anxiety
Dear Anxiety My name is Tatiana, I am 20. You are the worst thing that has happened to me, you have caused damage to my emotion, and attack me in the most inconvenient times. I am so done with you, an...
McKenna Painea day ago
How Yellow Shoes Almost Cost Me My Life
It was just like any other Saturday in Danville, Kentucky. Still being the only child, I often had a very exciting weekend planned, as a three year old. My parents decided that they were going to take...
Tisha Skipworth2 days ago
Rantings of a Mind Trapped in Purgatory
I met a one legged cricket today and understood its place, as it is mine just the same. He too must’ve cheated death and is now my only companion left behind here to remain, surrounded with suffering ...
Grace Evelyn5 days ago
How Trauma Is Hidden in Plain Sight, & Why Nobody Does Anything About It
These days I have been reflecting on what might be scary concepts for some people: emotions and trauma. Everything started when I caught a few symptoms of emotional imbalance in the erratic behaviour ...
Alana Redmond8 days ago
New Study: Substance Abuse High Among Healthcare Professionals
It may come as a shock to know that doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addictions in the workforce. A recent study done by Philadelphia Law Firm, Anapol Weiss, analyzed data fr...
William H.11 days ago
The Choice(?)
My Personal Encounters with Addiction
Patricia Sarkar13 days ago
Understanding Addiction in All Its Forms
When the topic of addiction crops up, we know what everybody’s thinking—gambling, drugs, alcohol—all those things that are typically considered as “bad” on a large scale by society. What we do not dis...
Chuck Hinson7 days ago
Lessons from a Bipolar Angel
Bipolar disorder, aka “Manic Depression”. In courtroom dramas, they're words often brought into play to describe a defendant's criminal behavior; in real life, I've heard them used as a crude verbal s...
Nancy D15 days ago
Living With My Bi-Polar Mother
My mother recently got worse mentally. It happened so fast that I felt like the ground was taken from beneath my feet. Just two days after my mother went into crisis, I had a disturbing dream: I dream...
A M2 months 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...
Chiara Marullo4 days 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...
Quyaisha El-Bey9 days ago
15 Signs You're Dating a Narcissist
Too often do people think that a narcissist is an overall annoyingly vain person. We misuse the word when talking about one of our "crazy exes". Well, this is true to some extent but no one talks abou...
Ayesha Javed25 days ago
I Survived
I’ve kept so much to myself since the last three years. That was never me, I always loved to share myself with other people. Things changed though and i became very silent but now i feel the need to s...
Rowan Villa-Howells44 minutes ago
Woman vs. Food
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" —Winston Churchill
Natalie C.7 days ago
Struggling with an ED
Stepping on the scale and seeing the numbers start to go up. That is the day my life started to change. It was raining outside and the house was silent, except for the classical music playing within. ...
Emily Nichols11 days ago
The Silent Struggle
I lost the things I enjoyed most during the height of my eating disorder. I was a writer. I used to be praised by my English and literature teacher for my writing skills in high school, but when my ea...