Steven Altman2 hours ago
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sitting on the bus, something I have done a thousand times at this point. Same stops, same people, pretty much the same driver. The environment around me hasn't changed and the day has started similar...
Sabrina Oneale3 hours ago
What Your Depressed Loved One Isn’t Telling You
Depression is a tricky beast. It hides in plain sight, envelopes you from the inside out, eats you alive and leaves you lifeless. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America calculates that over...
Megan Cowan3 hours ago
My Battle with Myself
I sit here at 12:38 pm, typing away, the low rumble of my stomach a constant reminder of the uphill battle I face daily. It’s a common thing to not eat breakfast for some, a lot of us rush out the doo...
Siena Dini5 hours ago
How Am I?
I am not okay. I go through periods where I am basically pretending I am alright, but the reality is I am absolutely overwhelmed by my mental illnesses, and have been feeling smothered by a weighted b...
Jacqueline Smith21 hours ago
The Monster Within
Dealing with an ED sucks. It’s the hardest thing you may ever have to go through besides maybe cancer. Your child or friend or maybe its a parent have a little voice in their head telling them they ar...
Teya Hoopera day ago
I Don’t Know
I never knew why I needed to write. Just that... I needed to. It gave me purpose. It gave me clarity. It gave me... peace. Simply everything that the rest of the world and the people could not. Don’t ...
Ashley Peterson4 days ago
Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals
The sad truth is that there are often considerable barriers for anyone to access mental health care. There are also some unique barriers that those who work as mental health care providers must face. ...
Patrick Deveney12 days ago
Movember and Men’s Mental Health
Let’s be serious. I’ll start by just saying lookout for each other, man. If any of your friends or family are acting different, more reserved, or unhappy, reach out. It can feel cringey or awkward, bu...
Think of It Over and Again
There was a day when a conversation between me and my father arose, how it did I have already forgotten, but the importance of it was the perspectives we had on the subject. I would say that by the en...
Alicia Brunskilla month ago
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 Tee2 months 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 Burgett2 months ago
6 Phrases Mentally Ill People Are TIRED of Hearing
It's time to empower the mentally ill, not tear them down.
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.
Sabrina Oneale3 hours ago
What Your Depressed Loved One Isn’t Telling You
Depression is a tricky beast. It hides in plain sight, envelopes you from the inside out, eats you alive and leaves you lifeless. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America calculates that over...
Megan Cowan3 hours ago
My Battle with Myself
I sit here at 12:38 pm, typing away, the low rumble of my stomach a constant reminder of the uphill battle I face daily. It’s a common thing to not eat breakfast for some, a lot of us rush out the doo...
Siena Dini5 hours ago
How Am I?
I am not okay. I go through periods where I am basically pretending I am alright, but the reality is I am absolutely overwhelmed by my mental illnesses, and have been feeling smothered by a weighted b...
Haley Grimm3 days ago
Getting Through the Rough Days
Everyone has rough days, but having anxiety on top of those rough days can make life seem impossible. Anxiety makes it harder to leave those bad days in the past. We dwell, rethink, and overanalyze ev...
Rachel Ann3 days ago
Keep Fighting
Trigger Warning: Please take caution before continuing to read. Thank you.
Emilia Boone6 days ago
Find What Makes You Human
In the film, Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence’s character Tiffany describes herself as “not a very good dancer” but that “it’s therapy and it’s fun.” The first time I saw the film, this line...
Teya Hoopera day ago
I Don’t Know
I never knew why I needed to write. Just that... I needed to. It gave me purpose. It gave me clarity. It gave me... peace. Simply everything that the rest of the world and the people could not. Don’t ...
Holly Paine2 days ago
Dealing with Anxiety
Please note: This article is not intended to diagnosis or prescribe a treatment for any mental or physical health issues. If you feel you may have an anxiety disorder or a physical health problem caus...
Desperate for the Need to Rise
I live in Seattle. That means during the winter it will rain almost every day, and the sun doesn't rise until after 7 AM and sets at 4 PM. This is only November, so as the year progresses towards the ...
Jacqueline Smith21 hours ago
The Monster Within
Dealing with an ED sucks. It’s the hardest thing you may ever have to go through besides maybe cancer. Your child or friend or maybe its a parent have a little voice in their head telling them they ar...
Ana Navarro6 days ago
The Truth of What Makes Anorexia and Bulimia so Difficult to Recover From
"Just eat, it’s really not that hard." It’s the proverbial statement many Americans use to shame people with anorexia nervosa. Simply eat and you’ll cure the eating disorder. They have no idea. It sad...
My Strange Addiction
We’ve all heard the saying, “Everyone is addicted to something that takes away the pain.” It is often paired with black and white images of young adults and/or teens drinking, smoking, self-harming, p...
Scarlett Price2 days ago
It's​ Time to Change the Ending
Let’s talk about some dirty words like depression, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, suicide, and I could go on. Why are these dirty words you're asking? There is a stigma with these words and no one wants to t...
A Word to Anti-Western Medicine People
The only tool I have to control anything is my medication. Every skill has to be tied into emotion. The second my emotions escape my control, I manifest my abilities in extreme ways. We all know that ...
Zoe Newton5 days ago
Living with Anxiety (and Friends that Don’t Understand It)
I’ve always been an anxious child—swimming lessons consisted of me sitting on the side crying until it was time to go home. Secondary school was fine, other than the obvious reasons to be anxious: Exa...
Rachel Bonneval2 days ago
3 Ways to Know If a Mental Hospital Is Right for You
Are you considering a Mental Hospital as treatment? If so, this list is the right article for you. First, I want you to think about a mental hospital. What's the first thing that comes to mind? For me...
Ashley Peterson4 days ago
Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals
The sad truth is that there are often considerable barriers for anyone to access mental health care. There are also some unique barriers that those who work as mental health care providers must face. ...
Rachel Bonneval23 days ago
Psych 1
Walking through the double doors to Psych 1 was not as nerve-racking as I had expected. I originally envisioned a room full of noise, and overly medicated patients drooling over themselves in wheelcha...
Steven Altman2 hours ago
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sitting on the bus, something I have done a thousand times at this point. Same stops, same people, pretty much the same driver. The environment around me hasn't changed and the day has started similar...
Sonee M.3 days ago
Anxiety and Friendship
Lately I've felt anxiety, everyday, after every little thing I do (my coffee drinking habits definitely don't help), and most of the time nothing happens to trigger it. It completely comes out of nowh...
Aiden Brown4 days ago
How I Overcame My Anxiety
I’ve always struggled since I was young with mental health issues. I never knew what was actually wrong with me. I thought that I was different from everyone else and that I was an issue for my family...
Aiyan Turley5 days ago
U-turn (Pt. 1)
To resemble any person’s story is to start from the roots of it all. Growing up, it was not the typical Chinese family nor was I being submerged in loving and kindness. My father was a single dad divo...
Valentina Sophia12 days ago
The Night That Haunts Me
Looking back at the seven year old girl doing her homework on “what I want to be when I grow up,” I never thought I would be the twenty-one-year-old sitting, frozen still, weeping in the shower. I nev...
J
Jay 13 days ago
You’re Not Alone
Hello. I’m writing on here to let people know they are not alone. My life isn’t roses and butterflies, nobody's is. Everyone has good days, and bad. This last year of my life has changed me in so many...
Fellow Knee4 days ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 4)
I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Let me go back to where and when, I decided to take the road to ruin. I was a good child brought up by two wonderful parents. I have a sister who is seven years m...
Henry Sheperd5 days ago
My Life as an Alcoholic: Entry 2
As I mentioned in my previous publication, I plan to release excerpts from the sobriety journal I kept when I was seeking treatment for my debilitating alcoholism just two short years ago in 2016. I'm...
Henry Sheperd6 days ago
My Life as an Alcoholic: Entry 1
I've decided to share my very personal struggle with alcoholism and type out excerpts from my sobriety journal for the first time. This will be a multiple-entry project, and is intended in no way, sha...
Bipolar 2
Bipolar 1 is different from bipolar 2 because bipolar 1 is characterized by mania. Bipolar 2 causes depression. Bipolar 2 also has mania though but is mostly depression-based. High moods never descend...
Mary Prougha month ago
Bipolar Psychosis
I do not recall a time in my life when my emotions were "norma.l" My moods have always ranged from empty, hopeless, isolated to excited, untouchable, and godlike. I couldn't feel pain that I caused to...
Amanda Bruecknera month ago
Mania and the Pit
I'm a mother, a girlfriend, a daughter, sister, photographer, blogger, coffee addict and I have bipolar depression. What does that mean? To be honest not much, I mean I'm like everyone else out there....
Kimberly Beier19 days ago
What It's Really like Having Borderline Personality Disorder
At first, I though I was just crazy. From the mood swings to the impulsive behaviors to the distorted self image and excess sensitivity, I thought I was losing my mind. It took many visits to the doct...
Nicola P. Young20 days ago
Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder You Probably Believe
Although a full 1.6 percent of people in the United States—over 4 million people—live with Borderline Personality Disorder, it remains one of the least understood and discussed mental health issues in...
Abigail Brooke24 days ago
Crowds
6 years ago, I started to notice a different voice in my head. A man's voice, the sweetest tune you could think of. He only really showed up when I was alone, I thought how nice it was that someone wa...
Travelling with Anorexia
The title of this article may seem intriguing, may seem taboo, may even seem fake, and I hate all of those assumptions. The title "traveling with anorexia" should be just as out of the ordinary as "tr...
Do You Suspect an Eating Disorder?
Does your child have an eating disorder? Is your child beginning to withdraw or act strangely? Has your child stopped spending time with friends? Is your child eating differently, more or less? Is you...
My Life Through Disordered Eating
It has taken 23 years for me to admit that I have an extremely disordered relationship with food. Follow me through my stages of coping, and finally learning to give my body what it needs, real food.