disorder

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

Carol Townend2 years ago
My Experience of Parenting with Mental Illness
Being a parent is a huge responsibility, but for someone with mental illness, it can be very difficult. I became a parent at just eighteen years old, it wasn't planned and I had no idea I was pregnant...
Winnie Rugamba2 years ago
Dear Africans, Mental Health is a Thing
Dear Africans, I write this with a heavy heart and as much as I know that mental health is a global issue, I write specifically to Africans because I am one and because I am familiar with the root cau...
Moods Reflective2 years 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 ...
Megan Whiting2 years ago
The Secret Illness
I had my first panic attack at the age of fifteen. I didn't know what was happening to me. The fear was indescribable; I couldn't stop crying and my heart rate went through the roof as I struggled to ...
Tabitha Green2 years ago
Getting Better: The Realities
For me, writing has always been a coping mechanism; to see your thoughts materialised is something of a relief. I've never been one to bottle things up - in my personal experience, the weight of withh...
Common Myths About Psychosis
Mental illness is heavily stigmatized, often to the point of it being a taboo subject. Though the medical community can tell you that keeping stigma is a prime reason why people are dissuaded from see...
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Amy Gu2 years ago
How Literary Works Get Away with Murder
On suicide-glorifying novels and shows.
Outdated Treatments for Mental Illness That Are Still Legal Today
One of the most common horror movie tropes that has taken hold is the horror of old school psychiatric hospitals — and it's easy to see why. Up until recently, psychiatric hospitals were notorious for...
S P2 years ago
Living in a Blameless World Part 1
The above is a version of a common meme that we all have seen online and it is essentially saying that the only treatment that you need for mental health issues is to walk them off and forget that the...
M.L. Sukala2 years ago
The Anorexia Symptoms That No One Talks About
Being that I have suffered from disordered eating for the better part of eight years, I would say that I have become nothing short of an expert on living with this psychological beast. And I have read...
Kay Deschain2 years ago
Being Crazy Is Hard...
And yeah, I know. I'm not supposed to use the word "crazy." I'm "mentally ill," "emotionally damaged," "about to set out on my healing journey"... Yeah, fuck that. I'm crazy. It's my illness, I will c...
S P2 years ago
Living in a Blameless World Part 2
Documentaries such as Prescription Thugs or Generation Rx can be very good documentaries but they tend to portray only one part of mental health and addictions many times and focus on drug abuse. My m...
Alex B2 years ago
Victory Starts in the Dark
Rise and be a hero.
Amy Cooper2 years ago
Understanding Anxiety, Panic, and Agoraphobic Disorders
This is not so much my writing as it is something that I think people need to read and understand in terms of people with anxiety, panic, and agoraphobic disorders. I will preface this with that these...
Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
The first reaction I normally get when people find out I have DID is "Are you going to hurt me?" You wouldn't' say something like that to anybody with Cancer or somebody with depression so why is that...
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Nathan Fox2 years ago
Calling Suicide Selfish is Disingenuous
So, Chester Bennington is dead via suicide. He was the lead singer of one of my favorite all-time bands. Chris Cornell was too and, in fact, if Eminem and RHCP went next that would probably be my all-...
Rebecca Sharrock2 years ago
What It's Really Like to Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is widely heard of and spoken about. Yet it is also one of the most misunderstood disorders at the same time. So many people jokingly describe moments of fussiness ...
Stephen Hamilton2 years ago
Best Movies That Accurately Depict Mental Health
Mental health is one of those things that Hollywood rarely gets right. In fact, Hollywood has rightfully earned a reputation for misleading people about mental illness and the treatments that are used...