disorder

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

Mary Prough3 months ago
Hallucinations
A hallucination is a sensation or sensory perception that a person experiences in the absence of a relevant external stimulus. That is, a person experiences something that doesn't really exist (except...
Rachel Bonneval3 months ago
Manic Happiness
Mania is a phase of Bipolar Disorder characterized by an abnormally heightened mood, hyperactivity, and a reduced need for sleep. Basically, I feel confident, energized, and ready to take on the world...
Oli J. Brother3 months ago
Bulimia: His Story
It started when he was 10. Puberty had struck and the puppy fat stage had begun. It doesn't always happen to everyone, but it did to him. A little extra weight here and there, but still he was him. He...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by a need to avoid people, support, and compassion, laced by an inadequacy component. People with avoidant personality are sensitive to what people think...
Jordan Holt3 months ago
The Slow Motion Circus
It’s a helpless mind that wanders so completely that it cannot retrace steps or patterns. Events and places from my past seem to be fleeting back and forth between conscious enigma and the reality for...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...
Keeley Seatherton3 months ago
A Bit About BPD
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) or EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) as doctors and psychiatrists now call it, is a disorder where individuals have unstable relationships with oth...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #3
Interviewer: How was your experience as a college student while suffering with crude BDD? BBB: My college experience was a slippery slope. The moment I graduated high school, I knew I was in for an en...
Paulina Pachel3 months ago
Get a Clue: Why I Hate When Others Yawn
Nowadays, there is a word or a diagnosis for anything. Fear of spiders (arachnophobia) , fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of tiny holes (tryphophobia), or fear of clowns (coulrophobia). That being s...
Skyla B3 months ago
World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day. What does that mean? Today is the only day to come out about mental health disorders and not get judged for it. It’s true. Today I posted on my social media about my ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Paranoid personality disorder is a paranoia-related personality disorder. People with schizophrenia get paranoid about who they can trust, as well as why they should trust people. People with PPD if t...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #2
Interviewer: Can you remember when you first saw yourself as ugly? BBB: Actually, some of my earliest memories were of me being told how beautiful I was. Mostly by people in my immediate family. I rem...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #1
Interviewer: When were you diagnosed with BDD? BBB: I was twenty-eight years old. Only after suffering several bouts of debilitating depression did I succumb to the idea of being honest about the caus...
James Waters4 months ago
Dating Someone with Severe OCD
Like many of you, I had no idea what OCD really entailed until I started dating Lucy. In the beginning, I was oblivious, completely so. Years of friendship had not been enough for her to disclose the ...
My Headmates and Other Things
I have a few headmates. I have named them and personified them in hopes that it will satiate them, make them leave. They didn't. So here is a list of them.
Holly Anne4 months ago
Sleep Hallucinations
Imagine lying in bed next to your partner, deep within the blissful realm of your mind, allowing your body the rest it so desperately craves. The room is pretty quiet. There's nothing else to be heard...
CinKay Espinoza4 months ago
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder, otherwise known as ODD, sounds extremely scary. I was scared when those words came out of the psychologist’s mouth during my 3-year-old son’s evaluation. The one thing I...
Tess Q4 months ago
I'm Not Crazy
Mental illness. A label I never thought I'd carry. But I do, and that label doesn't define who I am. My depression, anxiety, and insomnia are just another part of me. Please don't ever call me crazy b...