+ depression6 hours ago
Obesity and Depression
I'll have my cake and eat it too...or else, I'll kill myself.
Catherine Butler7 hours ago
A Day in the Life of Recovery
It’s been a little over a year since I was in rehab for my eating disorder. About five months since I was in my most recent trip to the mental hospital. This morning I woke up to a very loving text fr...
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Erin Wiggan10 hours ago
Don’t Call Me Crazy
Being only sixteen years old and having to listen to the continuous lack of empathy due to mental illness is soul destroying. The controversy of mental health is affecting the way we communicate with ...
Pinar Melis10 hours ago
ADHD and Anxiety Plus Derealisation and Depersonalisation
Hey, it's me, I'm back, and today's article is going to be a little different from other articles I've written in the past. This article is going to be based on how my ADHD affects other parts of my m...
Siena Dini11 hours ago
Me
To put it simply, I think I'm dying. Four year old me would be terrified. I vividly remember having a tantrum at that age while sitting cross-legged on the kitchen floor, face wet with tears, and chan...
It's Not Easy Being a Young Adult...
Nowadays. in this generation of young adults, you have a lot more people on the verge of committing suicide. Statistics say on average that people between ages 15-24 years old are those that actually ...
Chalyn McCarter2 days 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 Young15 days 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 Adamson23 days 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 Weanera month 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...
Millie Maya month 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...
Ben Kharakha month ago
Facebook in the Wake of Anthony Bourdain's Suicide
My Facebook newsfeed is usually comedians making jokes or sharing articles that highlight the wretched state of the world. But as news of Anthony Bourdain's suicide spread, my news feed was radically ...
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.
Change
From fetus to geriatric we are constantly changing. We learn to walk, talk, climb, run, and so on. Although we are changing all the time, many of us don’t want it. We get accustomed to our typical, ev...
Grace F-B2 days ago
Discussing Mental Health Issues
You may be familiar with the words "You need to get over it" or "It's just your hormones" or even "Don't be so dramatic, you'll be fine tomorrow." If you have, it's more than likely that it was from s...
The Darker Days
Depression... For me, it all started about six years ago. On a summer day my brother attempted to commit suicide. Only my mother and I were home, so it was my responsibility to call 9-1-1 while she tr...
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...
Ariana Valencia4 days ago
Let's Talk.
Social media seriously harms your mental health. I'm not going to say that social media contributes to all of the internal struggles you may have, but I will say that it may contribute to some. Maybe ...
John Skillyard5 days ago
How Journaling Helps Mental Health
Keeping journals or diaries has been a long time tradition. If you look back through history you will find that successful people have kept journals. People keep journals for different reasons, such a...
Siena Dini11 hours ago
Me
To put it simply, I think I'm dying. Four year old me would be terrified. I vividly remember having a tantrum at that age while sitting cross-legged on the kitchen floor, face wet with tears, and chan...
The Waiting Game
No matter how or who you date, we've all had that one relationship that is really set apart from the rest. It's the one you went all in for, the one that you can look back at now in the realization th...
Fear of Disappointment
For me, disappointment often breeds disappointment. The fear of not fulfilling expectations is disappointing in and of itself. The idea that you fear how others perceive your challenges is dishearteni...
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Maddi Olsen12 hours ago
Why Some Sacrifices to Be Thin Aren’t Worth It
I open my eyes and am welcomed by the soft lull of dusk. I check my phone: 5:33 AM. I roll my eyes and try to think positively to myself, "Great. At least I got five hours tonight." I roll my body off...
Ghost G.3 days ago
The Truth About PTSD
I have been living with PTSD for a very large portion of my life. My diagnosis was made about 9 years ago and is due to an unfortunate chain of events in my childhood that included a few types of abus...
A New Me
It started with a dress, mirror, and depression. They were all present when I had my first experience with my disease. I was wearing a white dress with a black strip of lace around the waist of the dr...
Julie Smith6 days ago
Growing Up Introverted
Growing up introverted and not knowing what it even means to be introverted can be a very scary thing. I want to shed light onto my own experience with growing up and how I managed to come to peace wi...
Kaya May22 days ago
Down the Road or Across It?
*Trigger Warning: this post talks about self-injury, suicide, and mental illnesses. Please take caution while reading.* When I was in high school I remember a particularly hot day where I was standing...
Courtney Luke23 days ago
Suicide Is Not Selfish
Life with mental health, like any other illness, comes with its own unique set of struggles one must learn to overcome. Yet, for many, the biggest struggle it seems is the way in which people treat, s...
Rose D8 days 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 ...
Millie Maya month 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...
Pinar Melis10 hours ago
ADHD and Anxiety Plus Derealisation and Depersonalisation
Hey, it's me, I'm back, and today's article is going to be a little different from other articles I've written in the past. This article is going to be based on how my ADHD affects other parts of my m...
Mica Chau11 hours ago
Miscommunication
We are all different. We have different opinions on music, movies, genres, and more. We have a unique sense of communication, from talking to singing to dancing. However, some people may not understan...
Cara Beth13 hours ago
Anxious
High functioning diagnosed anxiety is no joke. I believe at some point in life everyone may struggle with a form of anxiety; although, struggling with anxiety every day is exhausting and painful (ment...
Chalyn McCarter2 days ago
How Trauma Has Impacted My Life
Wait! Just a minute... You understand, right? How can one cope when past trauma creates lifelong insecurities?
Michaela Weiss15 days ago
Drowning
I stood by the water admiring the little ripples in it; even if there were a bunch of kids swimming in the small pool, it still looked beautiful. The noisiness made me feel so alive. I bent down and s...
Briana Whitea month ago
The Struggles of Being Young With Illnesses
At the age of 9, I was diagnosed with PTSD, and subsequently also anxiety and depression. I had been sexually abused for years, and when finally reaching out and going to therapy, a slew of problems w...
Taylor Koploff13 days ago
Product Review: That Little Pink Pill
My life coach gave me a simple writing task a few weeks ago. I was asked to write about a product I use every single day, or a product I absolutely rave about. Being a girl who likes to take care of h...
Rayelle McKown13 days ago
The Thing People Often Forget About Addicts
I was 15 years old when I learned my brother was an addict. I knew before he did, even though at that point he had already been struggling for a few years. I was hanging out with my boyfriend. We got ...
Jon McGuigan15 days ago
Love Is All You Need
If you’re a little bit like me, you’ve gotten used to smoking weed with your friends. If you’re quite a bit like me, you and your friends have already moved on to harder stuff like cocaine or MDMA. Yo...
Angie Mina month 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...
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Emily R.2 months ago
Beginning My Journey
"Fantastic! I feel fantastic, honestly! I've never felt better. I can do everything, I want to do everything—my tablets must be working. They must be." Yet they weren't. Looking back, it seems so obvi...
Sahra Penumbra2 months ago
Bipolar Disorder vs Depression
Both bipolar disorder and depression are serious mental illnesses that can be crushing and even life-changing. Since many people with bipolar disorder were first diagnosed with depression before they ...
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Erin Wiggan10 hours ago
Don’t Call Me Crazy
Being only sixteen years old and having to listen to the continuous lack of empathy due to mental illness is soul destroying. The controversy of mental health is affecting the way we communicate with ...
Pregnancy Cured My Borderline Personality Disorder
So, in February of this year, I was prescribed a magnificent medication called Sertraline (or Zoloft). Now a couple of weeks into taking it, I was on top of an eight-story building ready to jump. I wa...
The Hurricane Within Me
I'm lost again. My identity is nothing more than a floating existence with a name. I lie in bed and loathe myself, tears streaming down my face collecting on my pillow. I ask myself why repeatedly alr...
My ED Story (Part 2)
So, as I said last week, the dream to be thin was not the sole one to turn into the darkest reality. Once I realised my habits needed to change, I not only began to eat comfortably but going out and e...
Rebekah Gilmour13 days ago
Finishing the Fight with Bulimia
Two years ago, I wouldn't be voluntarily sitting in a coffee shop like I am now. Heck, I would be trying every move possible to not have to go to a coffee shop. And then, just for considering eating f...
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Eugenia Moreno20 days ago
My ED Story
I too have been a victim of image obsession. In the 21st century where pictures of runaway models fill every magazine and advertisement stand, it seems rather tempting to tell ourselves, "I should pur...