Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 7)
Me. I need a Therapist. Thank you internet for being one. All tips will go to someday affording a real professional. This is a follow up from last week's post about how some of my dissociative states ...
Uniquely Dess20 hours ago
Anxiety: We Can't Just Get Over It
"Just get over it," they say. It's harder than you think. Imagine having a little devil on your shoulder constantly. A little someone that has the exact same voice as you. It's telling you that if you...
RachelMorgan a day ago
Just a Pill
"Just be happy." I'm sure you've heard that when you tell someone you're feeling down. And I'm sure you've thought in your head, "Oh, right. Ha, if only I thought of that." Everyone's story is differe...
Miss. Ja day ago
Dear Diary (Pt. 1)
Dear Diary, I don't think I have done this since I was the same age as the sixth and seventh-grade students I now teach. I'm all grown up now, I'm 24. I've graduated college, got my bachelor's degree,...
LEANNE RANKINa day ago
Awakening
I was the girl with a good heart. I was the girl that stood by those I loved no matter what. I was the girl who had her heart broken one too many times by exes and friends. I was the girl who got walk...
Rose Walker3 days ago
Unplug!
Limit your social media usage, or go the whole hog and ditch it completely! I totally get that some people's jobs or other commitments require people to use social media for important ends, but on the...
Lewis Jefferies5 days 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 Campbell19 days 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...
Latrice Jonesa month ago
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
I first discovered I had an addictive nature at the age of 18. I had recently started a part time job as a lottery sales clerk at our local grocery store. The job within itself was easy enough. My onl...
Juliette Nelsona month ago
From the Outside Looking In
Those who know me well are aware that I am extremely passionate about understanding mental illness and how to promote psychological wellness. Having dealt with it in different forms on a personal as w...
Chris Ricksa month 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 ...
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Selina Martineau2 months ago
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...
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.
Singster Jones 4 days ago
The Burden
What it means to be alone? What does that mean for me? It means half my life I had way prettier friends than I was. It means I was often the third or fifth wheel. It means I disappeared from the face ...
Elijah Taylor14 days ago
Disappointment
Disappointing people has always been my forte. First, I disappointed my father by being gay. Then I disappointed my mother by not being her. Then my grandfather, by trying to start something for mysel...
Asking for Help
Help. Help! HELP! It's a hard thing to do; asking for help. Especially in certain situations. A lot of the time, we straight up refuse help because either we don't want to bother people, we were raise...
It's Okay, and So Are You
Whenever we are gloomy about the state of our lives, it often shows in our body language, in our facial expressions, and in the ways that we respond to others. Often, we are asked the age-old question...
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Leah Pollick5 days ago
The Process
There are so many ways to handle mental health issues and I can honestly say I've tried several different approaches. My most prominent approach however, would definitely be avoiding and ignoring it. ...
Miss. Ja day ago
Dear Diary (Pt. 1)
Dear Diary, I don't think I have done this since I was the same age as the sixth and seventh-grade students I now teach. I'm all grown up now, I'm 24. I've graduated college, got my bachelor's degree,...
Denise Willis5 days ago
Dementia, the Cruel Killer
Rumor had it that he was the angel of death. All the ladies who wore tight, white or silver curls delivered to them in the beauty shop were convinced he was the angel of death. He came to work each da...
Alyssa Wilson5 days ago
Feeling Lonely When You're Not Alone
Lately, it's started to feel harder and harder to be happy. On one of the nights where it felt especially hard to continue on, I wrote myself a letter—a summary of emotion, if you will. I don't want t...
Ashley Peterson14 days ago
Naming Our Emotions
What are emotions and how do we describe them? Often it's not a subject we give much thought to. Even within the field of psychology there are various theories espoused by various researchers. Some em...
Scarlett Wood17 days ago
My 'Self-Grooming' Disorder
!WARNING! This story contains graphic content. What does it feel like... having beautiful hands and fingers? I haven't had that feeling ever since I was 11-years-old.
Siena Dini18 days ago
'Quiet' Borderline Personality Disorder
Please do not read if you feel like you may have a negative reaction to reading about mental illness. No one ever talks about borderline personality disorder, let alone “quiet” BPD, and, to be quite h...
Kristin Wilson18 days ago
A Non-Judgmental Perspective on Suicide
"Mental Illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all." B. Clinton
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 Price2 months 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...
Ashley Peterson3 days ago
ECT: The Real Story
There are a lot of myths out there about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes referred to as shock therapy, and quite a lack of accurate information. Probably the most common misperceptions come...
Chris Ricksa month 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 Raina month 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...
Uniquely Dess20 hours ago
Anxiety: We Can't Just Get Over It
"Just get over it," they say. It's harder than you think. Imagine having a little devil on your shoulder constantly. A little someone that has the exact same voice as you. It's telling you that if you...
Which Essential Oils Help with Anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world. In the United States, about 40 million people ages 18 and older report experiencing symptoms of anxiety regularly. That’s about ...
Martynas Vaitkus11 days ago
What It's like to Be Hit by Anxiety Disorder
About four years ago, I was in my late twenties. Seemingly a strong and confident man, I had been cruising through life with little to worry about: fit and healthy, a decent job, good friends. How muc...
Renee Knadler17 days ago
How Can I?
It's not easy for me to be nice to you, to ask if you need anything. My whole life I grew up with you telling me I was worthless, lazy, a bitch, a cunt, a whore, telling me I am going to grow up to be...
Scarlett Wood18 days ago
Scared of Things that Aren't There
Hello! This is my first story in Psyche and I am very excited but also anxious to share my experiences and struggles with the world. I hope that anyone who reads them can learn something new since my ...
Ashley Petersona month ago
The Trauma Hijack
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. What's not as well known is the freeze response that's also a potential automatic response to danger. This is particularly relevant in the #metoo era t...
Latrice Jonesa month ago
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
I first discovered I had an addictive nature at the age of 18. I had recently started a part time job as a lottery sales clerk at our local grocery store. The job within itself was easy enough. My onl...
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 Bohna month 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...
Richard Bailey8 days ago
What Is Bipolar Disorder and How to Treat It
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a diagnosis that is a mood disorder in which the person may experience different states or as some prefer to call it episodes of being depressed an...
Kylee Treseder15 days ago
Beyond the Bipolar
Bipolar disorder is a condition that includes episodes of mood swings ranging from severe depressive lows to manic high points. The goal for people that suffer with this disorder is to find their midd...
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Kate C.20 days ago
Bipolar
For 22 years of my life, I have always thought I'm a little different from the rest. I look carefree from the outside but inside, my thoughts would drift wherever it wanted without needing my permissi...
Laura Bruns2 months 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 Monetti2 months 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...
Kimberly Beier3 months 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...
saskia hdlt25 days ago
The Reality of Anorexia
Recently, I realised how many people are oblivious to the harsh reality of an eating disorder. People only see what sufferers put online and more often than not, what we see on social media isn’t an a...
Natalie C..a month 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 2 months 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...