Abbey Smith13 hours ago
Finding Hope
For as long as I can remember, depression has played a huge part in my life. Not because I wanted it to, or because I let it, but because of the chemical imbalance taking place inside my brain. I hone...
Ambry'on James14 hours ago
How We Love
I'm not sure if this is love anymore. Or if it ever was... I thought I knew what love felt like, but I just can't seem to define it anymore. I thought I felt love in the beginning, maybe I did. Sittin...
Tricia Moceo15 hours ago
Anxiety, Addiction, and What You Need to Know
Racing thoughts, pounding heart, sweaty palms, blood pressure is rising, and you could cut the tension with a knife—this is anxiety. Maybe work is stressful or perhaps you’re struggling to find a comp...
Camilla Rantsen16 hours ago
The Ultimate Eating Disorder... Solved by Vampires
I was recently asked what my favorite comic book was when I was growing up. My answer: I didn’t read comic books growing up. They seemed to feature mostly ducks and mice in outfits, which unnerved me ...
Holly M19 hours ago
Anorexia Through Diary Entries
I would just like to preface that this is my real diary that I have kept for several years. As a person who has experienced many different mental health issues within that time, I find it interesting ...
Claire Raymond2 days ago
How to Lower Your Anxiety Levels
People seem to have a lot of misconceptions about anxiety. A lot of people think it means that you feel a bit uncomfortable and edgy, and that it is always triggered by something obvious. But sadly, a...
Camilla Rantsen16 hours ago
The Ultimate Eating Disorder... Solved by Vampires
I was recently asked what my favorite comic book was when I was growing up. My answer: I didn’t read comic books growing up. They seemed to feature mostly ducks and mice in outfits, which unnerved me ...
Hadley Frances13 days ago
It's Not Even About Food
The year after I was born, a book was published. It rose to fame and acclaim in the late nineties and early 2000s, years before my own food demons reared their pretty blond heads. First I had to learn...
Hurdles and Harvard
People with BPD Making a Difference
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Lorraine Woiaka month ago
Men and Mental Health
We often hear stories and statistics about women suffering from mental illnesses. But oftentimes, men are sidelined in this conversation. The stigma around mental health often hurts the chances of peo...
Jakeson Eudela2 months ago
I Had My First Earthquake Experience—It Was a Psychologically Terrifying One
The day was April 22, 2019. It seemed like a normal day for me and my mother. We did the usual kind of stuff such as household chores, playing games on our gadgets, spending time on social media, and ...
TerraGold Plus2 months ago
13 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Daily Anxiety
Anxiety has crept into our daily lives far too often, for far too long. Although this can be attributed to a variety of reasons—overall wellbeing, technology, work—there’s also a number of ways to red...
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.
Abbey Smith13 hours ago
Finding Hope
For as long as I can remember, depression has played a huge part in my life. Not because I wanted it to, or because I let it, but because of the chemical imbalance taking place inside my brain. I hone...
Ambry'on James14 hours ago
How We Love
I'm not sure if this is love anymore. Or if it ever was... I thought I knew what love felt like, but I just can't seem to define it anymore. I thought I felt love in the beginning, maybe I did. Sittin...
Kelsey Sapien13 days ago
A Cloud Appears in the Blue
The rain had been coming down for days, until today. So my dog and I went for a visit to a local river. The water was so cold at first. How warm it became. How scary and uncomfortable it was. As my to...
Sonica M5 days ago
"No." Is a Complete Sentence
People pleasing is not just doing someone a favour, or being kind. It's someone who doesn't know how to say NO. People pleasers act out of a place of pain, which can cause them their happiness, health...
Amee Maree13 days ago
Writer's Block
Thirty minutes into a chapter, I'm on a roll. Forty-five minutes in, I'm doing okay. An hour in I'm running out of ideas. More on the lines of running out of energy. I do that a lot. Sometimes I feel ...
Ayanda Mandlazi13 days ago
They Hurt You, Then Leave You to Do the Work!
"Heal your trauma" has become my personal mantra. I can tell people close to me are sick of hearing it, but I won't stop saying it because I believe in the truth of this statement.
Alexana Carter3 days ago
You Can't Pour From an Empty Glass
My husband has Crohn's Disease. He was diagnosed in November 2017 after a year-long battle with the illness that left him 60 lbs lighter, missing 14 inches of the small intestine that was taken out—be...
FK Hoff5 days ago
Those Left Behind
Today I attended the final chapter in the life of a 40 year old young man, he had a lived a full life, albeit short. Diagnosed with a brain tumour 12 months ago, he stayed positive and underwent two m...
Jacqueline Noor7 days ago
A New Mindset
Insecurity is never something I enjoy talking about. Mostly because I’ve never really been here. Even when I’m not necessarily confident in myself, I still don’t reach this point. However, I’ve recent...
Wesley M2 months ago
This Is Why I'm Paranoid
Paranoid Personality Disorder is when a person has excessive distrust and suspicion. The person will rarely confide in others and tends to misinterpret harmless and innocuous comments as malicious. Di...
K. Kidd2 months ago
Purgatory
I've never met anyone quite like myself. On the one hand, I'm weirdly proud of that. On the other, I am isolated in loneliness and fear. I'm nothing special, yet I am quite unique and, despite the opi...
Ashley Peterson2 months ago
Truth, Lies, and Mental Illness
Some things are better left unsaid. But which things? And said, or unsaid, to whom? Figuring out how much of our deepest inner workings we should disclose to others can be difficult at the best of tim...
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Markus Tyree3 days ago
Black Men, #YouGoodMan?
The emotional stoicism of Black men is something that few doctors, authors, families or society have talked about. While there are not many published works regarding this topic, the most notable of th...
Abbey Smith12 days ago
Why I Write
If you’ve ever read my blogs, you know I write a lot about mental health. I write about my journeys and experiences with both my physical and mental illnesses, and it’s something I’m very passionate a...
C Westa month ago
Mental Health
This is a book that will be focusing on the ins and outs of mental health, and I think it's important to be as educated as possible on these disorders, and I'm hoping this book can maybe help people i...
Chelsea Swift2 days ago
High Anxiety? This Cures It
Been there, skipped that... anxiety was a big part of my life, and it was also ruining it. After the FDA started making it harder to get a prescription for Xanax, I was placed on a series of "alternat...
Grace Caloa month ago
Metaphysical Brain Surgery
Mental health. Something that is getting more and more attention in society. It’s a broad word to encompass our thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behaviors in relation to ourselves, and others arou...
Tricia Moceo15 hours ago
Anxiety, Addiction, and What You Need to Know
Racing thoughts, pounding heart, sweaty palms, blood pressure is rising, and you could cut the tension with a knife—this is anxiety. Maybe work is stressful or perhaps you’re struggling to find a comp...
Claire Raymond2 days ago
How to Lower Your Anxiety Levels
People seem to have a lot of misconceptions about anxiety. A lot of people think it means that you feel a bit uncomfortable and edgy, and that it is always triggered by something obvious. But sadly, a...
Zoe Mize9 days ago
Today My Anxiety Is Mean
I woke up this morning angry. There isn't any one thing that has made me this way. It is a compilation of losing a pregnancy, coming to work when a doctor told me to take off, the new girl being ridic...
Thought: I Am Not Good Enough
Toxicity—externally—is chugging the bottle of tequila and blacking out at your local bar. It’s numbing out the internal affairs you have with yourself, while explicitly engaging with another empty sou...
Pelagia Pais7 days ago
Remembering Trauma - My Story
Back in 2015, I was asking myself what I was passionate about, as I was already feeling quite stuck in the job I had been doing for five years. After some searching within, I decided I would train to ...
Seth Honda11 days ago
One Minute From Bliss
Most days start out like every other day; an alarm clock goes off, a person rolls out of bed, gets dressed, goes to school, the day begins. This is exactly how the day started for Jason Kline. It was ...
Carry On
Pitch Pine High School Alumnus Alex Davao carried a lucky shirt from a thrift store down on San Bernardino Road. It was not a special shirt, but Alex Davao liked to believe it was, so he wrote his nam...
William Marks4 days ago
Living as an Addict
Everyone is addicted to something. Some addictions are relatively harmless, and some are excessively destructive. Any addiction into excess becomes destructive. An addiction to chocolate is harmless u...
Darc Stanton4 days ago
My Choice of Disease
I remember the first time I used a drug for something other than it was intended for. I was 15 and I was at home waiting on two of my friends to come over to talk to me about something I had done to u...
Chuck Hinson7 days ago
We Can ALL Be Winners Despite Our Diagnosis
"But I don't know WHY I feel this way. Do you think I could be bipolar or something?" That's the first question I asked my counselor when, years ago, my life was full of inexplicable ups and downs. He...
ukconfederate 7 days ago
Nice Days Don't Reach Everyone
I’m the first to admit that I’m a real moaning git when I have anything wrong with me. I hate being ill, even in the slightest way. I always feel like I’m a "malfunctioning human" when I’m ill... "def...
Chuck Hinson10 days ago
More Tips on Winning, Despite Our Bipolar Diagnosis
Before we begin this installment, let's review some of the highlights of the last one: An activity that can help us keep our diagnosis under control is to keep a written journal of how we're feeling. ...
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andrea wainer9 days ago
In the Beginning, Narcissists Do These Things
Narcissists do not come with a warning on their forehead. They do come with a deeply limited repertoire of behaviors and interaction styles that are not glaringly obvious, yet are present from the beg...
Hurdles and Harvard
People with BPD Making a Difference
Alyssa Horna month ago
Being Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
What is Borderline Personality Disorder? It is a mental illness that causes varying mood swings, issues with one's self-image, and behavior problems. BPD can also cause very impulsive behavior… making...
Camilla Rantsen16 hours ago
The Ultimate Eating Disorder... Solved by Vampires
I was recently asked what my favorite comic book was when I was growing up. My answer: I didn’t read comic books growing up. They seemed to feature mostly ducks and mice in outfits, which unnerved me ...
Holly M19 hours ago
Anorexia Through Diary Entries
I would just like to preface that this is my real diary that I have kept for several years. As a person who has experienced many different mental health issues within that time, I find it interesting ...
teisha leshea9 days ago
Weight Loss Rollercoaster
Introduction: I am only speaking from personal experience. As a teenager, I practiced unhealthy eating habits. I would encourage men and women to not practice these unhealthy habits. Please consult wi...