disorder

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

Jem Ali19 hours ago
Dissociation
Have you ever feel like you are no longer the person you were months ago? How about a year ago? Or maybe a few years ago? Have you ever felt so lost that you no longer remember what your purpose or as...
C.K. Milton2 days ago
Me: Untitled
Preface I do not want any future readers to believe that there is a “point” to this story—it is not about me, in all my adolescent and teenage glory learning the problems of life and how to deal with ...
Trichotillomania and Me (Pt. 3)
The first two articles in the series are available here and here. Please read them before continuing. -Calva. -Que? -Cal-va. -Momento, por favor. I took out my Spanish to English dictionary, flipped t...
Leah Whalen4 days ago
PTSD: My Journey
I am a survivor. I learned very early in life to protect myself, to stand up for myself, to kick the bullies to the curb. I am described as a very strong person. I know that I am strong, but wow, ther...
LaShara Harvey4 days ago
Love and Mental Illnesses
Mental illness seems almost taboo. Unrecognized, or underestimated, many people just cant seem to accept that you can have a disease in your brain. They tell us, "Its all in your head." Well yes, that...
Hailey Mattson5 days ago
Education vs. Mental Health
Monday. That dreadful day will always capture my mind and make me reverse my thoughts to how this all started. I'm constantly screwing and unscrewing the cap of my brain to try and configure what caus...
Sian-Lenna Reid7 days ago
The Beautiful Curse of Agoraphobia
It was not uncommon for me to not leave the house for weeks on end and it was not uncommon for me to avoid going outside completely. Total isolation from everything was not uncharted territory for me ...
The Monster In My Head
The first time we met, it was freezing cold outside and I was wearing my school uniforms' thin pants, and an old winter jacket. I had been out there for two hours in the minus thirty weather and I cou...
RaeAnna Mercado9 days ago
What It Is Like Living with High Functioning Anxiety
Some of you may wonder what it feels like to have high functioning anxiety; others may know someone who deal with anxiety and wonder what it is like for them. I am sure everyone is different, but I wi...
Julia Busshardt10 days ago
Misery, In Regards to My Body
My body has done a flawless job at disappointing me. Even though we come together and make one final being, we don’t think alike, and we don’t agree on anything. And with that, it’s easier to be at wa...
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Stacey Gividen14 days ago
Put Your Shoes In The Washer Now!
“Throw your shoes and backpack into the washer now! But don’t touch them on your sibling or kitchen table!” (Understand that our washer and dryer were in our kitchen then). That was a common sentence ...
SG
Stacey Gividen14 days ago
Old Lovable Pinky In My Clean Bed
My husband had just left for work not long ago and I was almost to sleep, when I heard a tiny thud to the floor in my daughters’ room. I tiredly reach for my phone only to discover that it is 6:27am a...
Dani Saundry16 days ago
Can I Get a Definition?
Has OCD become an adjective? “I’m so OCD about cleaning my apartment these days,” a young mother exclaims to her friend in the supermarket. “Being in uni makes me OCD about my study schedule,” agrees ...
Leaha Clarke16 days ago
New Friends
Having 2 new friends sitting on each shoulder is not a weakness. Meet anxiety and depression. The ones that I never knew that had my back until last year, when they finally showed their face. Somethin...
strength pursued20 days ago
Overcomer: Intro to What Influenced Me
Imagine a world where Michael Jordan was captain of his basketball team in high school instead of getting kicked off the team, would he still have become one of the greatest players of all time? Would...
strength pursued20 days ago
How to Spot the Silent Killer
Everyone has heard of the term Anorexia Nervosa, but few know what is and how to spot it. Anorexia Nervosa is a mental disease that has affected millions of men and women, including me. I am a survivo...
Reese Hulbert23 days ago
The War Within
The world we live in is plagued with disease and illness. We have the common cold which is easily identified by the physical symptoms of sneezing, coughing, a little trickle of the nose. Then of cours...