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Emily 38 minutes ago
Dependent on the Dependency
When suffering with mental health and addiction, when do you say enough is enough? Is it when you have isolated yourself from the world. Is it when you can no longer manage a normal day alone with yourself? Or is it when you can no longer stop crying that you numb yourself with drugs to the point of being back to a healthy weight, or wait... being underweight now. We have all the resources we need, we know where they are and where to reach out for them, so why don't we? We are scared. Bottom lin...
Renee Antonia5 hours ago
I Won't Sit Here
I won’t sit here and tell you not to kill yourself. I won’t sit here and tell you that you aren’t miserable enough to end a life that is only causing you pain. I won’t sit here and tell you that your ...
Ana Rodriguez7 hours ago
Depression & Getting Over It
Lately, I've been in touch with parts of me I have ignored for years. Some of these hidden in corners, memories that I wish I could forget. Past lives I wish I hadn't lived and self-destructive cycles...
Natalie Chaidez8 hours ago
A Galaxy Still in Reach
I don't remember exactly how old I was when my dad first popped in the VHS of Star Wars: A New Hope. It was my siblings, my cousin, and I all in the large bonus room of our house, while my parents, my...
How to Overcome Social Anxiety
The uncontrollable stuttering, rapid heartbeats, weak knees, and a shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, then there is a chance that you have social anxiety. Social anxiety mak...
This Is Why Suicide Rates Are Skyrocketing In Schools
Recently, a 12-year-old girl in my state made national news by committing suicide, citing bullying as the reason why she decided to end her life. Parents have sued the school, claiming that the school...
When Depression Feels like Rage
Recently I have been dealing with a lot of changes in my life, something that can be difficult for most people, much less a person dealing with mental health issues. However, the emotions I felt durin...
Ricky Whitcomb10 days ago
What Happens When the Opioid Epidemic Hits Home... Literally
He was only 32 years old. It was a Sunday morning. I was working my second job, bartending at a local spot. If I hadn’t been working I’d have probably been there drinking regardless, enjoying a casual...
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Callum Penn17 days ago
Mental Illness: A Carer's Perspective
Being affected by mental illness, but not experiencing it. Everyone has mental health, and much like physical health, all of us experience difficulty at some point in our lives. I have experienced per...
Stephanie Normana month ago
Daughter Lost
When I found out I was pregnant with my now 12 year old daughter Hannah I was overjoyed. Her father and I didn't have a lot of money and were concerned about how we would care for her. I also already ...
Aimee Dillarda month ago
From Suicidal Thoughts to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
For the first time in the history of the iconic magazine, Sports Illustrated recently hosted an open casting call for their next big swimsuit model. Women submitted videos on Instagram to enter, and 3...
Mollie Ja month ago
How Do You Stay Sane Once You Enter Your 20s?
Your 20s – A time in which you are meant to relish in the richness of life whilst experiencing a generous amount of struggle but in a "cool, calm and collected way." A time that sees you make the bigg...
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.
Being In a Relationship with Major Depression
Having depression is hard enough, and having a significant other can make you confused and frustrated while you're in your moods. Having someone there for you may make things easier and for me it is a...
Jenna Conleya day ago
How I Know When My Depression Comes To Visit
Depression has become part of my life, part of who I am. Honestly, I wouldn't trade it for the world because I don't know any other way to live. It has its downfalls, naturally, but through my grandpa...
What Not to Say to Someone with Depression
*First, a preface that this turned into a bit more of a rant than I intended.* As a millennial, I hear a lot from older generations that we millennials are "too sensitive" and "take everything persona...
Chloe Urquhart12 days ago
Symptoms of Dyspraxia in Adults
There are different types of dyspraxia such as oral, global and physical. Someone with dyspraxia can have one or more of these. I have oral, global and physical dyspraxia. I wanted to write a post tha...
Carol Townend17 days ago
Coping With Loneliness
Some days, I wake up and the clock just ticks on. Time goes by so slow and drags on, or so fast leaving me just how productive I really was during that day. My husband works and my daughter is out mos...
Jude Augustine19 days ago
Night Shadows
At night is when the demons come out. Distractions during the day may keep them at bay, but at night is when the attempted slaughter of my mind occurs. Millions of unnecessary thoughts circle around a...
Deia Dangera day ago
In the Shits
Getting over my ex common law boyfriend is not an easy task, especially when we have to see each other every weekend when we pass over our daughter, or when he calls me to get advice on his new crazy ...
How to Cope with Death
I know death is a hard subject for anyone, especially if you were in love with them. I lost someone I loved the beginning of 2017. He died just three weeks after his twenty second birthday. Things wer...
Sandy Pace2 days ago
Understanding the Difference Between Facts and Opinions
"It’s not a character defect, a spiritual disorder or an emotional dysfunction. And chief of all, it’s not a choice. Asking someone to “try” not being depressed is tantamount to asking someone who’s b...
Sarah Gombold3 days ago
Living with My Medical Mystery
The symptoms started the summer of 2015. My sleeping was getting worse; I kept waking up every few hours and no matter how long I slept for, I was still tired. It was only until my doctor noticed my t...
Patty ZEE4 days ago
No Questions... Just Silence
I'm not sure why people have to psychically express their uncomfortable bodies. Coughing, sniffing, grunting, yawning and sighs make you wonder... WHY ARE YOU STRESSED... WHY ARE YOU SO UNCOMFORTABLE....
Alison G5 days ago
"Borderline What?"
I remember being the young pristine age of 16 and I cut drugs out of my social vocabulary and lifestyle. I had a lot of issues at the time and drugs were a very small and very annoying one I could con...
Natalie Chaidez8 hours ago
A Galaxy Still in Reach
I don't remember exactly how old I was when my dad first popped in the VHS of Star Wars: A New Hope. It was my siblings, my cousin, and I all in the large bonus room of our house, while my parents, my...
Patty ZEE4 days ago
No Questions... Just Silence
I'm not sure why people have to psychically express their uncomfortable bodies. Coughing, sniffing, grunting, yawning and sighs make you wonder... WHY ARE YOU STRESSED... WHY ARE YOU SO UNCOMFORTABLE....
Moods Reflectivea month ago
"No, I Want the 'Cool' Kind of Crazy!"
Let's go window shopping for a little while, readers. So, we're walking around your favorite mall. Not the one that only has a few pizza places here and there, and a SHIT ton of places that sell fake ...
A Bitter Bitch's Biography
Remember in the old cartoons when someone, usually a large, very angry chef would whip out an even larger fish and just slap a guy in the face? Then the guy gets so angry that his whole body turns red...
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Jean Van Wyk10 days ago
Starvation
If you've ever read a magazine, watched an infomercial, listened to health tips, or anything that involves health, fashion, or food, you may or may not have come across the buzzword of the century; di...
Andrea Guyton12 days ago
Fighting Back!
Think about it. If someone walks up to you and tells you that they have a cold, you wouldn't really think anything of it, right? You might take a few steps back and cover your mouth, but there's no sh...
Patty ZEE4 days ago
No Questions... Just Silence
I'm not sure why people have to psychically express their uncomfortable bodies. Coughing, sniffing, grunting, yawning and sighs make you wonder... WHY ARE YOU STRESSED... WHY ARE YOU SO UNCOMFORTABLE....
Jenifer Newburna month ago
When Dreams Don't Come
Dreams are important. While I meant that in a literal sense, I do agree it’s also probably not a bad idea to have hopes and goals and shit. But I am talking about the kind of dreams that process the d...
Syl Dinadaa month ago
The Tools of Change — Ch 3.1
I make a deliberate effort in conversations such as these to avoid Traditional Psychology. Even casual usage of the terms involved wherever possible. It is to avoid Perspective skew. Traditional Psych...
How to Overcome Social Anxiety
The uncontrollable stuttering, rapid heartbeats, weak knees, and a shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, then there is a chance that you have social anxiety. Social anxiety mak...
I'm an Introvert. Get Over It.
I have anxiety. It's nothing too severe, I'm one of the lucky ones if you consider anyone with anxiety lucky. I'm able to live out my day without many issues and roadblocks, and half the time most peo...
Mel S2 days ago
Growing Up with Social Anxiety
Anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Being 19 now, I've came to realize that having social anxiety isn't somet...