The Sociopath Versus the Psychopath
Psychopaths are superficial, glib, and sexually promiscuous (source), which are the traits of most people although having these traits doesn’t make one a sociopath or psychopath. Sociopaths have emoti...
Jordan Holt10 hours ago
The Slow Motion Circus
It’s a helpless mind that wanders so completely that it cannot retrace steps or patterns. Events and places from my past seem to be fleeting back and forth between conscious enigma and the reality for...
Sierra Hicks14 hours ago
Thoughts During Mental Health Day
When I was six I was diagnosed with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), among a few other three letter abbreviated thingamabobs that played a background role to...
Eugene Shattuck15 hours ago
Qualified
My first time going to the hospital after a suicide attempt was in 2014. This attempt was not even close to my first attempt. It was however the first time I asked for help. Operator: “911 what are yo...
Lu Groblebe15 hours ago
What Addiction Means
I recently read a passage of a book titled Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction by Johann Hari in which outlined the addiction debate of both the left and right wing which is this: Right wing believes...
Rebecca Hawley16 hours ago
The Art of Being Gentle with Yourself
Throughout my journey with mental illness, what I have found to be a critical need in coming back into balance is something almost everyone on this planet has a problem with; gentleness. Gentleness wi...
When Your Chest Feels Like It’s Going to Explode from Anxiety
On days like this it’s a battle to get anything done, make decisions, focus and not lose your temper. Your body is taking you on a ride that you didn’t ask to go on, all because your faulty alarm syst...
Jay Tee17 days ago
How to Heal
What happens when everything in your life seems to be going great, and then in the blink of an eye, you lose everything. And I truly mean, everything. Your entire world is turned upside down and shake...
Felecia Burgett25 days ago
6 Phrases Mentally Ill People Are TIRED of Hearing
It's time to empower the mentally ill, not tear them down.
Sophie Barkera month ago
Five Things to Try if You Suffer from Anxiety
Anxiety, ladies and gentlemen. It’s ominous, it’s villainous, it’s a waste of perfectly good brain space! We all agree—it can bloody well do one. But how? Now there’s a bee in the bonnet—nobody knows ...
A Guide on Psychosis
Psychosis is a severe mental disorder that causes abnormal thinking patterns.
The 'Troubled' Artist
Through the years, art has had a tendancy to connect itself to mental health. There is a cliche concept of the 'troubled artist.' Hearing of Van Gogh slicing off his own ear, such stories can stick li...
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.
Analyn Foust2 days ago
A Letter to Depression 10/13/18
Dear Depression, Today, I woke up and looked you in the eyes. You stared back at me, and I recognized your battered face and scarred hands from all the times we have fought. You stroked my hair and I ...
Ashlee :)3 days ago
Sinking
Breathing seems harder than it used to. Not that your lungs hurt, just that your brain struggles to accept the fresh oxygen delivered by your reluctantly beating heart. Laying there motionless is the ...
Natalia Darby3 days ago
My Tattoo Helps Me Fight My Depression
For roughly 10 years, I have been suffering from depression. It went undiagnosed and untreated for far too many years. I didn't take the step to attempt to get help until I had a breakdown and my suic...
Rebecca Hawley16 hours ago
The Art of Being Gentle with Yourself
Throughout my journey with mental illness, what I have found to be a critical need in coming back into balance is something almost everyone on this planet has a problem with; gentleness. Gentleness wi...
Abigail Teff7 days ago
Psychological Observation Report
Observation Report Experience This observation took place in a very lovely home off Summit Avenue. Even though the house is rather large, the family strives to make their home comfortable and low key....
Just Peachy10 days ago
Not-So-Happy Holidays
The spirit of Halloween has settled itself in as October starts with its golden leaves and chilling winds. It's the perfect weather and time of year to celebrate and have Halloween parties. It's also ...
Sierra Hicks14 hours ago
Thoughts During Mental Health Day
When I was six I was diagnosed with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), among a few other three letter abbreviated thingamabobs that played a background role to...
Social Worker4 days ago
Are you Coping?
How are you dealing with life stressors? Do you practice healthy coping techniques? If not, it's not too late. Coping is dealing with responsibilities and problems and overcoming them. Not only that, ...
Gabriella Grace4 days ago
It's Only Energy
As I sat amid one of the darkest and most painful experiences of my life, trying to create some sense of normalcy out of anything at all, I put a piece of jewelry in my mouth and bit down to close the...
Jordan Holt10 hours ago
The Slow Motion Circus
It’s a helpless mind that wanders so completely that it cannot retrace steps or patterns. Events and places from my past seem to be fleeting back and forth between conscious enigma and the reality for...
A Bit About BPD
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) or EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) as doctors and psychiatrists now call it, is a disorder where individuals have unstable relationships with oth...
Anarda Nashai4 days ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #3
Interviewer: How was your experience as a college student while suffering with crude BDD? BBB: My college experience was a slippery slope. The moment I graduated high school, I knew I was in for an en...
Michelle Shaver3 days ago
The Business of Being Mentally Ill
“It’s all in your head," “Stop worrying," “I wish I had OCD, my house would be spotless," “You don’t LOOK sick." Those of us with mental illnesses have heard these, and various iterations so many time...
Marissa Mayer4 days ago
MINDful Manners
It's 2018. Over time, society has changed the way we speak about one another and reinforced how important it is to be respectful. For example, we avoid using the phrase "retarded" because it can be vi...
Samuel Bastable12 days ago
Am I Really Alone? - Fighting Mental Health Stigma
When you're feeling great the world is your oyster: Happy, creative, out-going, social... the possibilities are endless. Life may throw you curve balls, but you just bat them back with ferocity and no...
Eric Hunter10 days ago
Go to Rehab or Nah?
The pain pulsing through the right side of my torso should have been enough incentive. But no, it wasn’t until the tear drops spilling on the linoleum floor of my kitchen in North Hollywood pooled eno...
Ivan Urteaga10 days ago
Horror Asylum Story in Fort Lauderdale
April 19, 2018 marked the start of a nightmare dressed as the light of freedom from the prison of being at home locked in my room every day. As a person who suffers from a debilitating anxiety disorde...
Alcohol Instead of Medication Is a Bad Idea
Alcohol promises fake stability for us mentally ill alcoholics. You see, it calms you down well-enough, but medication does a far better job of that. Alcohol leads to fraudulent stability since drinki...
Victoria K2 days ago
I’m Still Embarrassed by My Mental Illness
I went to the local shop today to put on my gas & electric. As I was paying, I reached tentatively towards a display box of Malteaser Reindeer and subsequently knocked the whole display into the floor...
Jennifer Veal5 days ago
Living with a Monster
It creeps up on your thoughts. Out of nowhere you're in a panic of fear. You're hands begin to sweat, you're feeling light-headed and nauseous, you're legs weaken and you begin to shake, you're body i...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
Reasons Not to Ignore Signs of Stress and Anxiety
Life moves fast these days. Work, school, family, extracurriculars—it's no wonder that almost 20 percent of Americans suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. Now, stress isn't always bad. In many c...
Chloe Moorea day ago
Trauma: The Aftermath
Quite honestly, I do not know where to begin. The meat of this article lies in the mental state and shift after my accident, but the root cause happened so fast and brutally it's hard for me to descri...
Mariah Kelley2 days ago
Trauma
I had been molested by my father and grandfather for as long as I could remember. My Father would kiss me in a way that made me extremely uncomfortable, he would do things like putting my foot in his ...
Holly M5 days ago
Inside a Youth Psychiatric Ward
First of all, there is little to joke about when it comes to the topic of psych wards, but as many mentally ill people can attest to, humour is sometimes all you have. At 16-years-old, my life mainly ...
Lu Groblebe15 hours ago
What Addiction Means
I recently read a passage of a book titled Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction by Johann Hari in which outlined the addiction debate of both the left and right wing which is this: Right wing believes...
samy costello9 days ago
How I Broke Myself
There are too many people in this world who know the feeling: the nonstop urge, a relentless craving of something to feel right; to feel whole. I know very well the suffering that accompanies a life o...
Lanie Murphy15 days ago
Addiction Has No Face
“You DO know you could be facing a felony heroin charge, right?” I nodded my head, handcuffed to a cold concrete bench as the officer talked to me. How did I end up here? It was December 23rd, 2017, a...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
10 Myths About Bipolar Disorder You Probably Believe
Bipolar disorder affects as many as three percent of adults in the United States, yet it's still a highly misunderstood illness, both by those who suffer from it and those who do not. That's why it's ...
Denise Willis10 days ago
My Manic Personality and Depression
I have been diagnosed as bipolar. My father was a paranoid schizophrenic and also bipolar, but so far I have had no schizo problems. I have had bipolar problems however, and when I was drinking, that ...
Amanda Caton12 days ago
My Love/Hate Relationship with Mania
Welcome to my life. I live my life vicariously through my ritualistic manic episodes. These manic episodes usually start out with a vicious cycle of absolutely dreadful depression, that progresses to ...
The Sociopath Versus the Psychopath
Psychopaths are superficial, glib, and sexually promiscuous (source), which are the traits of most people although having these traits doesn’t make one a sociopath or psychopath. Sociopaths have emoti...
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Personality disorders are all about the sufferer being a social deviant who does not follow ordinary social rules of conduct. Personality disorders such as narcissism make the sufferer lie a lot. Anti...
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
People with schizotypal are a bit odd with few friendships. People with schizotypal are mistrusting of others while being ultra paranoid. They lack close friends outside of their family who is able to...
Alyssa Holley7 days ago
Words Will Never Hurt Me?
Remember that little saying growing up, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?" We all use to say it as a way to comfort ourselves from bullies. It was a way of saying "Ha...
Renee Quailey12 days ago
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders – What can be done? Eating disorders are, for the sufferer, painful and isolating. They can make an individual feel miserable in their own skin, lower their self-confidence, and make ...
The Power of Words
Growing up, I was a team player, a go-getter, a competitive little kid, with dreams and ambitions. I didn’t care about my weight, nor did I grasp the concept of “fat” or “skinny.” I just simply lived ...