Melody Portera day ago
Here's What Mental Health Month Is About
May is mental health awareness month. Lots of content is published about it throughout the month, people touting both their expertise and their experiences. But it’s more than that. It’s more than a f...
Vega Ba day ago
White Hot Rage...
At 34, with more life experience than most 50-year-old humans, I have had my share of "incidents" if you will, that have made me bend, break, and finally snap. I have had my entire household of stuff ...
Mia Moralesa day ago
Helping Others May Be the Best Way to Treat Your Own Depression
Depression is a rough topic. It's somehow managed to become both a disorder and a national discussion. The situation is further complicated by the fact that there's so much confusion over the disorder...
Eternal Winter
At seven in the morning, my alarm sounded from the left side of my bed. My eyes opened and I rolled over, a hand reaching out to silence the shrill sound. I stared up at the white ceiling and listened...
Kristin Wilson2 days ago
Life with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder affects as many as 60 million people worldwide. Bipolar is a lifelong chronic illness for which there is no cure. Someone living with this disorder will experience revolving episodes ...
Paisley Hansen3 days ago
Coping with Depression
Depression can be defined as a mental health disorder that consists of being in a depressed mood, or having a loss of interest in daily life activities. Some may have what's known as chronic depressio...
Jakeson Eudelaa month 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 Plusa month 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...
Jonathan Reed2 months ago
Reality Is Not Real
When the tragic news of Mike Thalassitis’ death was announced, you could hear the collective gasp from the reality-show-watching audiences across the nation. Here was a man, only 26-years-old—attracti...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
Equoo Promises to Help People Become More Emotionally Fit. I Gave It a Try—Here’s What Happened
It seems like no matter what you want to do, there’s an app that can help. As a person who has a hard time understanding others, I’ve always felt pretty hopeless about establishing a connection with p...
Lewis Jefferies4 months ago
My Mental Health Reached Breaking Point and I Almost Never Saw Christmas 2018
Mentally and physically, it was a rough night. From forty mile an hour winds to high waves, this night changed my life in two ways. My life could have ended, but instead made me realise I’m not alone....
Grace Campbell5 months ago
Don't Be Afraid
Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues plague our society today. I have not been untouched by them. I live, and have lived, with anxiety for years, perhaps even as early...
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.
Mia Moralesa day ago
Helping Others May Be the Best Way to Treat Your Own Depression
Depression is a rough topic. It's somehow managed to become both a disorder and a national discussion. The situation is further complicated by the fact that there's so much confusion over the disorder...
Eternal Winter
At seven in the morning, my alarm sounded from the left side of my bed. My eyes opened and I rolled over, a hand reaching out to silence the shrill sound. I stared up at the white ceiling and listened...
Paisley Hansen3 days ago
Coping with Depression
Depression can be defined as a mental health disorder that consists of being in a depressed mood, or having a loss of interest in daily life activities. Some may have what's known as chronic depressio...
Five Small Changes to Match with Mental Health Month's Expectations
There are so many holidays to celebrate in May that it becomes hard to remember all of them, but there is one event we shouldn't forget and use as an opportunity to make some change in our life. There it is, an honor to the mental health month with five teeny tiny pieces of advice...
Mia Morales8 days ago
Improving Your Mental Health By Improving Environmental Factors
Mental Health America reports that there are over 44 million adult Americans suffering with mental health issues based on 2015 records. This staggering number provides some insight into how pervasive ...
Mental Health and Your Home Environment
Mental health is a tricky thing. It’s certainly incredibly important—few things matter as much to both our long-term health and our immediate daily lives. But most of us don’t pay enough attention to ...
Tara Bush4 days ago
Ways I Cope with Mental Illness
Dealing with mental illness can be hard. I am no expert, but these are definitely things that I have learned to help yourself or someone you know who struggles with mental illness. These are not liste...
Cassidy Webb5 days ago
Coping with Anxiety Without Alcohol
I started sneaking alcohol from my parents’ liquor cabinet when I was 14 years old. I did it out of plain curiosity—the first time. I have a sister who is 10 years older than I am and she always looke...
Eden Roquelaire13 days ago
I Fake It So Real: My Battle with Derealization
One of my childhood memories that has stuck with me the most was of an experience at Disneyland, back when I was six or seven. I was getting into the little car for the Pinocchio ride, and before pull...
Wesley M19 days 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. Kidd22 days 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 Petersona month 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...
Melody Porter5 days ago
America’s Poor Mental Health Is in Our Hands
Once seen as a taboo and undiscussable topic, mental health has recently stepped into the light of public conversation. Unfortunately, prevalence rates and symptoms of mental illnesses do not reflect ...
Airika Lewis17 days ago
Recognizing Mental Illnesses in Adolescents
An essay I wrote in high school. I was given an assignment where I could write on any subject I wanted to bring awareness to. Since a young age, I've realized teens and children’s mental health is so ...
M Fa month ago
They Aren't the Enemy
I just wanna know... why you're so scared of these parts of you. Why they're the enemy. Why you refuse to feel things that so badly want to be felt. Why you continue to allow them to bleed into your l...
Constance Verity2 months ago
Running in Circles
Mental health is a rising issue in the UK, yet the funding for this specific sector of the national health service is lacking. Though the lack of funding needs to be addressed, there is a more dauntin...
Arlee Maxwell2 months ago
Life Changer
Like a majority of society, it seems everyone has experienced anxiety and depression. To me, they’re major illnesses because firsthand, I spent years battling them both along with going through trauma...
Alina Gallupe3 days ago
Anxiety Activities for Children
There is no question that anxiety is on the rise in America's youth. Between an increase in school shootings and the realities of global climate change, our culture as a whole is in a very high-stress...
Mia Morales3 days ago
Simple Ways to Get of Rid Anxiety and Restore Peace of Mind
Each day is a struggle for those who suffer from anxiety. Between constantly worrying about the future and obsessing over trivial mishaps, it can be quite difficult to maintain your sanity. However, s...
Living with Anxiety
Living with anxiety is like living in hell. That's basically my life, every day, 24/7. Everything in your life could be great. You could have money, a great relationship, a beautiful home, a family, o...
3 Ways to Heal Following Sexual Assault
For years, sexual assault has been a taboo subject. It’s something we all know happens, but many prefer not to address or acknowledge that it does. This is especially true when it comes to male surviv...
Aisha Chughtai23 days ago
From the Other Side
The first time I realized that my story may have been different from all of the other children my age, was when I was in grade seven. Aldergrove Public School, the place I don’t like to think about mu...
sarah cay smitha month ago
People with Violent Intentions Need Help, Too.
As my sister sent a notice to our family group chat this morning, explaining why she didn't have to student teach today, I started to wonder why people are the way they are. If you're unaware of what ...
Jeffrey Joseph16 days ago
How Do You Help Someone with an Addiction?
There are many debates raging on right now about how to help struggling addicts or people with possible addictions. From safe injection sites that reduce the risk of death from overdose, to raising th...
Tony Martello16 days ago
Rerouting the Brain of an Addict
When you commute to work or walk to school, do you take the same route every day or do you mix it up and try new pathways? Have you noticed that you tend to zone out and go on autopilot when you follo...
Ann King18 days ago
Direct Hit on My Life
The consequences of his actions have finally caught up to him, well, not him exactly, basically me. All the years he has done nothing but worry about when and where his next drink or drug was coming f...
Kristin Wilson2 days ago
Life with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder affects as many as 60 million people worldwide. Bipolar is a lifelong chronic illness for which there is no cure. Someone living with this disorder will experience revolving episodes ...
Janice Page7 days ago
The Fight of My Life
I have a dream that I've been dreaming about since junior high school. I love writing and I love music. If I were able to put them both together, that'd be amazing. But being a songwriter, you have to...
Vans Life12 days ago
Are You Actually Bipolar? Now You Know
Chances are you've heard more people than not claim that they are bipolar. The truth is if they actually knew what "bipolar" was, they wouldn't use the term so lightly. In addition to mood swings, the...
Jehn Kubiaka month ago
How My OCPD Turned into an Eating Disorder
I told myself I would never be that person; you know, the girl who’s extremely stick-thin? The one whose ribs show beneath her shirt? The one who only eats a morsel here and there? Except my story dif...
Ashley Peterson3 months ago
Borderline Unhelpful
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care...
Marie Osuamoh3 months ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 7)
Hey all. I’m feeling hungry, but I’m also feeling optimistic. I think Opty has given me an optimism sandwich. I really should stop talking about food, it’s making me crazy I think I’ll visit an art ga...
Kate Robinsona month ago
Inside the Mind of an Anorexic
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will" —Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 'Okay, so if one Weetabix is 75 calories, along with 20 extra calories from the ...
Skunk Uzekia month ago
10 Most Alarming Signs of an Eating Disorder
From the ages of 15 to 23, I had a very serious eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. It was an eating disorder that made me hate food, and even today, I have a hard time eating when I'm stressed. Being a veteran of eating disorders has given me a sixth sense when it comes to knowing whether or not people have eating disorders, or when they have a negative body image. This makes me pretty darned good at offering help, or being a go-to person for advice on getting better. The thing that baffle...
Grace Ambrose2 months ago
My New Wardrobe
Something that's been a really prominent part of my recovery are my clothes. In my opinion, there have been five sections to my wardrobe over the last five years: My pre-illness wardrobe My illness wa...