disorder

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

Ashley Peterson3 days ago
The Mental Illness Fear Factor
Sadly, those who are uninformed often fear mental illness. They believe that it's unknown, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous. Those of us living with mental illness fear it too, although for mu...
Hannah Woods9 days ago
Postpartum
I always knew I had both anxiety and depression growing up, and especially in my later teen years after I graduated high school. I also knew where it all came from for the most part, that was no quest...
Hannah LeGrand10 days ago
Understanding Pure "O"
I want to be clear from the beginning that this is not a message about being sensitive to peoples' mental illnesses. This is not a case for how one should try to help, or even why one ought to care. T...
Cindy Brunswig19 days ago
Living with OCD
OCD also known as obsessive-compulsive disorder is an illness that cannot be cured, but can be treated. A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with OCD. Many people diagnose themselves with OCD not re...
Parent. Separated. Borderliner
Dear reader, my name is Irma. I am a separated wife and mother of three. Life's circumstances gave me unusual gifts of certain mental illnesses which are borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic...
H. B.a month ago
A Superpower, Not a Disability
It's hard when you first get diagnosed with your disability or disorder. In my experience of being diagnosed, I sat in my car staring at the paper my doctor gave me informing me about the results she ...
Jason Aa month ago
OCD: The Internal Battle
The nature of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is very complex, to say the least. A large number of people around the world still have misconceptions and an inaccurate understanding of this condition and...
Kris Caldwella month ago
OCDeeezzz
OCD is… OCD can be… OCD deals with… NO! NO! NO! None of these are right! It needs to be perfect! Well, guess what? It doesn’t need to be perfect and more than likely it is right. OCD brings about the ...
Amanda Rose2 months ago
Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Just one-third cup of food three times a day... Plus an hour of extreme cardio every single day... For a year and four months. This. Was. My. Hell. I was obese. I'd struggled with binge eating since I...
Bella Corallo2 months ago
Living with Emetophobia
I recently did a school project where I had to go around the school and interview my fellow peers on their worst fears. I learned about so many interesting fears, but the one I did not come across was...
Borderline Personality Disorder
Many people experience times when they’re feeling down, hopeless, like nothing’s worth fighting for anymore. But for most people these episodes will pass after a few days or even a couple of weeks. Wh...
Cheeky Minx2 months ago
Mental Health and Apology Fatigue
I've been writing for some time for a particular audience of which I have been a member: women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. But recently, I've noticed that much of what I write can be helpful...
Alystair Kade2 months ago
Confessions of a Binge Shopper
I’ve been down on my luck for almost a year now since my inevitable university convocation. Within eight months, I’ve managed to obtain four jobs and lose them all before 2018 came to an end. If there...
Ashley Peterson3 months 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 Wood3 months 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 Dini3 months 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...
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Lorraine Woiak4 months ago
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Does the winter season feel like it is just dragging on? Do you find that depression hits you during this time of the year? Are you just not yourself? The winter blues can effect anyone. Psychologist ...