Courtney Lowry13 hours ago
Neurotic Excoriations: The Scratching Disorder
It started out as eczema. Truly it was no big deal. Just a few dry, red patches on my arms and legs that used to leave scars. Eh, nothing a nice warm Aveeno oatmeal soak couldn’t cure. When you live w...
Kerry Leigh15 hours ago
Living with Anxiety
Unless a person suffers with anxiety, they will never understand anxiety. People think it's the same as depression or think that it is an excuse to be anti-social....it is not. Anxiety is the cripplin...
Ayana Ramirez18 hours ago
Self Sabotage
I have attempted writing this story since the last time I decided to start the whole blogging thing. It's been two months since then. Here goes nothing. I think we all know a little something about se...
Carolann Sherwood19 hours ago
Panic Attacks, No Laughing Matter
Side effects you can possibly always count on with most medicines: NAUSEA, VOMITING, AND YES, DIARRHEA! Taking medication to alleviate an illness or disease process is likely to cause these three side...
Tough Pill to Swallow
We all know the mental health services in the UK aren’t the best. The stigma surrounding it and its treatment still aren’t improving much, either. Growing up, I never remember being happy, and I learn...
Katie Marchbank2 days ago
10 Best Teas for Anxiety and Insomnia
Anxiety is never fun. A lot of people might think that you're "nervous," but anyone with anxiety knows it is so much more than that. Your heart is pounding, thoughts are racing through your head, and ...
Rowan Eagles9 days ago
Mental Health at the Movies
It's no secret that the topic of mental health is becoming a more talked about subject in today's society. The media, in particular, is doing a good job of shining a light on the subject and helping r...
My Own Unhappiness
PMA Growing up, my father used to tell me that the only person making me unhappy was myself. It was infuriating. Some situation or another had me wallowing in self pity, and here comes dear ole dad te...
Claire Raymonda month ago
What Are Intrusive Thoughts and How Do I Deal with Them?
Intrusive thoughts are thoughts, images, ideas or scenarios that are totally involuntary and although they happen to pretty much everyone at some point, they are particularly present with mental healt...
Emily Heana month ago
On Rekindling a Lost Love
Three years ago, I would have laughed in your face if you had told me I would be studying languages at a university less than an hour away from my hometown. I would have found it absolutely hilarious ...
Bulimia: The Shame, The Guilt, and the Life-Threatening Damage
Bulimia is not proud! It doesn’t care how rich you are, how old you are, or where you live; it doesn’t even care whether you’re married or single, a Uni student, stay-at-home Mum, or in charge of a hu...
Penelope DeMont2 months ago
Depressive Episode Relief
Sometimes when you're depressed, you just need to take a moment to look at the positives. I know it can definitely feel like there are no positive aspects at this exact moment in time, so just think a...
Spencer Brown2 days ago
An Open Letter to Your Depression
Dear Depression, You are a thief, a liar; the master of deception. Cloaked under darkness and time, you have wormed your way into our lives and taken from him and then, taken from me. You are a thief....
Depression
Nurses have areas of expertise that provide them personal enjoyment in their career. These particular niche areas are limitless. This niche can focus on one or more of the following: Mental Health Chi...
My Last Words to Society
Dear society, I am a fifteen year old high school student, and I’m sorry, but I cannot live like this anymore. The expectations you place on us, the pressure you put us under, the lessons you teach us...
J Miller6 days ago
Weed and Medication
Let me tell you my back story with prescription pills and marijuana. I'll back up and tell you that I have depression, anxiety (BAD), PTSD, and bipolar disorder. That is just the set up to my experien...
Indigo Soul10 days ago
Unmistakable Signs That Love Has Your Mind Hostage
Have you been oblivious to the signs and red flags for the sake of love? Do you or others notice how it has affected you? When love evicts the mind from the brain, it can be quite a damaging experienc...
Becca Case20 days ago
Mental Illness and Me
Through My Eyes
Amanda Wynes4 days ago
Free Falling
What does someone's mind think when they hear the phrase, "free falling?" Maybe the mind will think of risking it all for one thing, free falling into that dark abyss we, as humans, like to call love,...
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Sam Woolaver5 days ago
Mental Health
Mental health... What a word. Most of us suffer from it; whether it be anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, and so many more. Often, we wonder how? Why? What did I do to deserve som...
Kelly Mcaulley6 days ago
Why I Write
#WHYIWRITE I take responsibility for about half of what I've been through. I say half because what I've dealt with has been beyond my control, like health and grief. But the other half is my fault. Do...
Kimberly Alcorn8 days ago
Who I Didn’t Want to Be
I’ve been dealing with Trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling) my entire life, but it has only been extreme for the last six years. For the first twenty-two years, it was just a weird thing I secre...
Rasma Raisters21 days ago
The Compulsion to Write
The need to write: It was interesting to discover that the compulsion to write can also be excessive and a disease. It left me wondering if perhaps in my life there have been symptoms which I never to...
Heather Buscemia month ago
Mental Illness and Me
What is there to say? I am going to be writing some sort of a diary or journal for you and the world. I figure it may help me through some of the feelings and emotions that I have every day. I am putt...
Amanda Doyle3 days ago
5 (Not So) Secrets About Mental Health
A few months ago, I was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2. I've always known something was up, and I've battled with depression my whole life, but there was some sort of weight lifted of...
John Skillyard5 days ago
5 Common Misconceptions About Mental Illnesses
As we grow as a society and uncover more truths, mental illnesses start to show themselves more and more. Not because it is more common, but because more people are talking about the problems they are...
Alice Fernyhough12 days ago
Things Writers Need to Know About Mental Illness
Though novelists and screenwriters have undeniably made great leaps in their understanding of mental health since the Bronte sisters' depictions of undefined "madness" back in the Victorian era, plent...
Chris(Sandy) P23 days ago
Big Pharma Facts VS Fiction
How many people reading this have heard the evils of "Big Pharma"? I'm thinking that just like me, you've heard less good things than you’ve heard bad things, right? Even though the pharmaceutical ind...
Ten Horrific Mental Health Treatments Throughout History
The taboo around mental illnesses is fracturing. People are encouraged to speak openly about their struggles without fear of the repercussions; the world’s stance on mental health is drastically chang...
You Do Not Understand My Eating Disorder
Dear reader, Here's to the people who have shared this statement over and over again. For those of you who do not know me I suffer from anorexia. Anorexia is an awful illness that creates an intense f...
Kerry Leigh15 hours ago
Living with Anxiety
Unless a person suffers with anxiety, they will never understand anxiety. People think it's the same as depression or think that it is an excuse to be anti-social....it is not. Anxiety is the cripplin...
Carolann Sherwood19 hours ago
Panic Attacks, No Laughing Matter
Side effects you can possibly always count on with most medicines: NAUSEA, VOMITING, AND YES, DIARRHEA! Taking medication to alleviate an illness or disease process is likely to cause these three side...
Katelynn Barnes4 days ago
The War With the Monster
We all know that foggy feeling in our heads or the moment when everything seems to be rushing by so damn fast. That moment your heart quickens and your palms get all sweaty. That moment you start to h...
Mica Chau11 days ago
Breathless
What you are about to read is not a true story, but it gives you an idea about the theme of this story. This is a story about a girl who is traumatized by an incident which involves assault and rape t...
Fiona Wong11 days ago
Why Self-Acceptance Is Bullshit
"I feel like garbage today," I responded, unsure if he was asking about my day because he wanted an honest answer or if he was just making small talk. Filtering has never been my forte, so I went with...
Katrina Gifforda month ago
Awaken by Memories
My hand pushes down on the bleached out mattress, and I watch it recoil back to me. I flutter as I feel an arctic chill hit my naked back; fluorescent lights flicker with the annoyance of loci flying around on a summer night. My patience is wearing off as I continue to stare at the hands skipping around the clock. I tell myself to wait a few more minutes, and remember that things could be a lot worse. I scratch at the tape itching over my arm; the IV has been carefully placed inside the left arm...
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Bryce Richardsa month ago
The Art of Drugs, and Depression
At the age of around four years old, I gained a massive interest in what one could do with a pencil and a piece of blank paper. I would doodle my mind off until I lost myself in my art. I began to imp...
Weston Rundletta month ago
The Needle and the Spoon
7:27pm November 14th. Approximately four and a half hours before I turned 18. I was at my own party at my parents' house and looking for a way out. Everyone was telling me how proud they were of me an...
Meg Sa month ago
The "A" Word
It started as soon as I was bored. Every human being is most likely addicted to something during some point of their lives. Whether it be a person, a type of food, a tv show, or of course a substance,...
Lydia Catherinea month ago
In Case You Don't Understand
In case you don't understand, some things are out of my control. I equate having bipolar disorder to being forced to split time between being stuck in a hurricane and stuck in a dark cave. In case you...
Willa White2 months ago
How I Got Diagnosed With Bipolar
The first time I ever saw a counsellor I was 8-years-old. My mother and father had recently gotten divorced and she thought it was a good idea for me to work through whatever hidden and not quite unde...
Willa White2 months ago
5 Things Bipolar People Want You To Know
It’s impossible to have any sort of relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder. One minute they’re up; the next minute they’re down. They’re volatile. They are easily triggered, dangerous, and...
Luna Shawa month ago
Healer (Fiction)
The human mind is a piece of artwork: an intricately designed system allowing us to evolve into the most intelligent beings on the planet. We continue to grow, to learn, to pass on knowledge generatio...
Cortnee Deyarmina month ago
Living Past Eighteen
I didn't have a plan for the future. Why plan for a future life that I didn’t think was coming? They wanted you to plan for the future throughout high school. I was asked what I wanted to be in sevent...
Stephanie Atwooda month ago
Sleeping with the Covert Narcissist
It can all feel so relishing; almost as if you are in a fairy tale romance and you are the prince or princess who pleases your significant other and you both are destined to live happily ever after, u...
Lesley Armour8 days ago
Mirror, Mirror
As I look in the mirror, what do I see? I do not see what you say you see. I see a description of ugly, a shade of distaste. Is this is truly me? It has been a struggle for me to be happy since I was ...
Wildfire Mania11 days ago
Food Confessions
Body: What do I need to function? Food. Body: What fuels me? Food. Body: What do you deny me the most? Food. Body: Feed me. Food. Somehow, even the four letters making up this word engineer a strangen...
Mina LeAnn13 days ago
You Can’t Purge Reality
There is a large community of people online who are recovering from eating disorders. It’s beautiful how so many different people, from so many different places, with so many vastly different lives ca...