Cindy Brunswig13 hours ago
Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason
Everything happens for a reason, that’s what most people would say. The last month at church we have been talking about the statement, “Everything happens for a reason,” and going into to this lesson ...
M K19 hours ago
Support Groups
After losing my daughter in January, I was incredibly lost. I know I am not the only one to lose a child, but I still felt incredibly alone. My body failed my daughter. She was perfect, and my body co...
Ashley Peterson20 hours ago
Understanding Narcissistic Abuse
The term narcissism comes from the story in Greek mythology of Narcissus, who fell in love and became obsessed with his own reflection in a pool. In modern usage, narcissist may refer to a personality...
Chelsea Pullano21 hours ago
I Wore the Spire Stone At Work for A Week and It Actually Helped My Anxiety
I don’t know how to relax. Have you ever had anyone go to give you a neck rub or a massage and had them tell you to relax your muscles before they get started? I literally don’t know how to do that. N...
Chris Ricks2 days ago
Where Is the Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community?
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more ...
Alyssa Hutchins2 days ago
Teacher Anxiety
I feel this topic is becoming more and more prevalent in the upcoming days. I feel that people are starting to truly come out of their shells and say, "Hey! I have anxiety too." It's not an easy thing...
Chris Ricks2 days ago
Where Is the Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community?
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more ...
Cat Therapy
In September, I decided I would try and get my life together. After a bad bout of seasonal depression last winter, I thought it would be great to try therapy. I was being proactive, fighting off negat...
Sarah Browna month ago
4 Tips for Supporting Friends and Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holidays
There’s no denying that food plays an important role in everyone’s holiday traditions and is front and center at almost every get-together. For a lot of people, the holidays are a time to indulge in a...
Ashley Petersona month 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 Deveneya month 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...
Guadalupe Barragan2 months ago
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...
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.
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Chris (Kit)2 days ago
How I Got Through Depression
My trip into depression started like so many others. One little bit at a time. Seven years ago (give or take a bit), I was happy all the time. Well, not necessarily happy, but not sad or depressed. I ...
Mandie Hann6 days ago
Living with Depression and Anxiety
I have had depression and anxiety since I was 16 years old. I was able to keep it at bay until I was 21. I listen to all the TED Talks I can find on anxiety and depression because it helps me understa...
Megan Paul7 days ago
Why Do We Romanticize Depression?
Seeing depression depicted in movies and TV shows isn’t necessarily rare, but frequently it’s depicted in such a way as to seem "quirky" or even "romantic." Often it’s "cured" by the romantic plot and...
Jon Lambo2 days ago
The Introvert
I've been an introvert my whole life. Even since I was a young child I remember just being quiet. Now with that being said I feel I need to clarify that there is a difference from being an introvert a...
Alex Korr10 days ago
World War of 3: Depression, Anxiety vs Happiness
Did you know that globally over 300 million are affected by a mental health illness? A huge number, right? But how do you deal with it? What is that first step to happiness? Here are some tips that you may find useful.
Natascha Dennee13 days ago
Break the Stigma
A stigma as defined by dictionary.com is "a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person." The most stigmatized things I deal with are actually way more common than s...
Paige Graffunder10 days ago
Physician, Heal Thy Self
I have kept a journal since I was old enough to know how to write. I have documented almost every moment of my whole life, and more importantly than that, I have recorded my feelings on the things tha...
Elijah Taylor10 days ago
One Kiss
It's amazing how one kiss can change your life, for better or for worse. Kissing is supposed to be healthy and improve a number of different things for you; that intimacy. Intimacy is something that I...
Faith Zielinski11 days ago
I Remember You
I remember you, The way your face would light up at something that made you excited, the way you closed your eyes and swayed your hips to the music, taking in the joy and the carelessness of life. I r...
Ashley Peterson20 hours ago
Understanding Narcissistic Abuse
The term narcissism comes from the story in Greek mythology of Narcissus, who fell in love and became obsessed with his own reflection in a pool. In modern usage, narcissist may refer to a personality...
Carson David7 days ago
Internet Addiction Disorder Is a Mental Disease, Not a Joke
For the earlier years of my childhood, I suffered from a disorder that doesn't exist. As a naive, innocent child, I was easily dragged into hypnosis in the form of a desktop computer that I simply cou...
10 Fascinating Books About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are something that plague many people, young and old. Although they are stereotypically considered the stuff of "teen angst" or limited to women—that’s not the case. There are some fa...
Here's Why You're Not Actually Bringing Mental Health Awareness
The discussion of mental health, and raising mental health awareness, is on a rapid uprise as more and more people are becoming comfortable with speaking about their troubles. Whilst some may argue th...
Scarlett Pricea month 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 ...
Chris Ricks2 days ago
Where Is the Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community?
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more ...
Autumn Rain8 days ago
St. John's Wort and My Anxiety
The day before Thanksgiving, the first rain of the season decided that going home early for the holiday would not be on my agenda. This rain was greasy from the campfire that recently ravaged Paradise...
Tom Bakera month ago
Healthy Justice?
Let me get one thing out of the way first: There's NOTHING equitable or fair about life. You can be on top of the world one minute, swimming in the gutters the next. On an inscrutable turn of the Whee...
Alyssa Hutchins2 days ago
Teacher Anxiety
I feel this topic is becoming more and more prevalent in the upcoming days. I feel that people are starting to truly come out of their shells and say, "Hey! I have anxiety too." It's not an easy thing...
Natalie C.4 days ago
Anxiety Speech
All over the world, people suffer from anxiety, but what actually is anxiety? There are people who do not exactly understand or know what it is like to have an actual anxiety disorder. Frankly, a lot ...
Living Life with Chronic Anxiety
Living life with chronic anxiety feels like an uphill battle that you will never win. It feels so out of your control and like you will never win. Even when everything seems to be going as planned, yo...
Ashley Peterson7 days ago
The Frightening Consequences of Childhood Trauma
It's no secret that abuse and neglect in childhood cause damage to the child. It's unsurprising that psychological harm could persist for many years. What is less known, though, is the profound connec...
Kay Mellinger24 days ago
The Life I Never Asked For (Pt. 2)
I had sat a year in the juvenile prison, I was considered a repeat offender and a criminal. I honestly didn't care, because I was safe. I sure did my fair share of dumb things, and getting myself a cr...
Ava McCoya month ago
Normal, Childhood Trauma Style
If you've read any of my pieces in the past you probably know I'm a childhood trauma survivor. I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional, abusive and terrifying home. Life started out a bit more average...
Snowflakes
Head in the clouds. That’s how you’d describe me. But the colors of the clouds, no one sees those, the jagged edges hidden behind the soft looks. I’m back here again and again, wanting more than last ...
Ray Bohn6 days ago
The Bowel Movement That Profoundly Changed the Lives of Three Men
I’ll make one agreement with you in tell this disgusting tale of woe. I promise to tell the truth. Every word of it is true. Whether or not I could confirm it lays in the memories of people who didn’t...
Jeffrey Joseph7 days ago
5 Minutes
It was my first day off after a crazy Black Friday weekend at work. I was looking forward to sleeping in and engaging in some enjoyable activities and all around just relax. The day started out good, ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
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 Prough2 months 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 Brueckner2 months 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....
Madelena Pine9 days ago
What You Really Need to Know About Sociopaths
When researched, sociopaths are projected to be terrible people with zero emotion and no care for anyone. The internet and people who have experience with them tend to say these people are vicious and...
Laura Bruns20 days ago
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
I was 18 the first time I saw a psychiatrist. He was a man in a button-up shirt with glasses and frazzled hair. Everyone said he was one of the best in Minnesota and he would be able to help me with a...
Rich Monettia month ago
Family Connections in White Plains Helps Families Through Borderline Personality Disorder
Imagine that the island stranding Tom Hanks in the film Castaway triggered a genetic predisposition to borderline personality disorder. The possibility of symptoms manifesting would be about as likely...
Natalie C.6 days ago
Eating Disorder Awareness
Eating disorders affect millions of people all over the world today. There are many different types but the main ones include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and also binge eating disorders. All of...
Alexandra 13 days ago
It's Time to Fly
On long car rides I play a game where I try to see how many different license plates I can find. After many years, I’ve memorized what each state license plate says. New Hampshire is my favorite: "Liv...
Bekah Boudreaua month ago
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...