disorder

The spectrum of Mental Health disorders is incredibly vast; we showcase the multitude of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior.

My Secret Compulsion and the Journey to Overcome It
The vast majority of people will never come across the term 'maladaptive daydreaming'. Indeed, until recently, neither had I. By chance, I stumbled across an article online which looked vaguely intere...
Sanjeet Saini25 days ago
I Am, You Are, Everybody Is...
What does it mean to be insane? Someone who commits a terrible crime, or possibly someone who is an enigma of society? What about you, when you jokingly plan to push your least favourite teacher down ...
Maura Dudasa month ago
My First Dysfunctional Relationship: Anorexia
My story is not a unique one. Almost everyone suffers from some sort of eating disorder in their life. I was anorexic for four years. I'm saying was because I do not consciously continue the practice ...
Kimberly Alcorna month ago
Who I Didn’t Want to Be
I’ve been dealing with Trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling) my entire life, but it has only been extreme for the last six years. For the first twenty-two years, it was just a weird thing I secre...
Rasma Raisters2 months ago
The Compulsion to Write
The need to write: It was interesting to discover that the compulsion to write can also be excessive and a disease. It left me wondering if perhaps in my life there have been symptoms which I never to...
Heather Buscemi2 months ago
Mental Illness and Me
What is there to say? I am going to be writing some sort of a diary or journal for you and the world. I figure it may help me through some of the feelings and emotions that I have every day. I am putt...
Katelyn Cantrell2 months ago
Bones
Bones. I've always wanted my bones to show, to protrude out from my skin, even without me having to try and suck in to see or show them. I think this should be something everyone runs away from, but n...
Aimee Casden2 months ago
Dissociation Disorder
The first time I remember dissociating was when I was 12. This was before I could put a name to it. The only way I could explain it to my mother when I told her I felt weird: "I think I am dreaming. I...
Claire Raymond2 months ago
OCD: It's Not Just About Cleaning
When people hear the words Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, their first thought always seems to be "cleaning." They automatically think that the person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is triggered by...
Living with a Diagnosis (or Even More Than One)
When the thought(s) for this little blurb first came to you, I was going to talk specifically about living with more than one diagnosis. Then I began to think that one diagnosis could feel the same wa...
Elizabeth Emery2 months ago
The OCD Itch
I have OCD! Some of you know it, some of you don’t, well now you do! When I say I have OCD, I mean I have Obsessive Compulsive DISORDER! Not that I get a little OCD about cleaning (I don’t by the way)...
Jacqueline DeWitt3 months ago
An OCD Story: It's More Than Just Cleanliness and Counting
It was October 18th, 2016—a Tuesday. I had decided that this would be the day that I was finally going to go and speak with a professional about what had been troubling me since mid-August of that yea...
Taylor Morden3 months ago
You Know You Have ADHD When...
The following will be real accounts of what it's like to have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as told by adults with ADHD. I would like to say, many people might experiance these same ...
Claire Raymond3 months ago
What Is Trypanophobia and Do I Have It?
Most "normal" people don't like having injections, as the idea of it is uncomfortable and sometimes a little bit painful. But there are many people who suffer with a specific condition known as Trypan...
Carmen Loza3 months ago
OCD
Today is not a good day. Pretty much everyday is not a good day but today is one of those days where it just hits you and you break down. I struggle everyday with OCD, anxiety, fear, and stress, but a...
Claire Raymond3 months ago
What Is Cetaphobia and Do I Have It?
Cetaphobia is a medically recognized phobia of large fish, or more specifically whales. It comes from the Latin word Cetus which means large fish, and the Greek god of fear Phobos (he was the son of A...
Graciela Pena3 months ago
My Mental Health!
Mental Health. I have a lot to say about mental health but for now we are going to be discussing two mental health disorders. Anxiety and depression. I was always told that anxiety and depression go h...
NIKOLINA ZEKANOVIC3 months ago
Living With Misophonia
Misophonia is not getting riled up and upset when you can hear the sound of people breathing or eating. This disorder is supposed to make you feel stronger and feel better about yourself because there...