disorder

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

Ana Navarro4 months ago
The Truth of What Makes Anorexia and Bulimia so Difficult to Recover From
"Just eat, it’s really not that hard." It’s the proverbial statement many Americans use to shame people with anorexia nervosa. Simply eat and you’ll cure the eating disorder. They have no idea. It sad...
My Strange Addiction
We’ve all heard the saying, “Everyone is addicted to something that takes away the pain.” It is often paired with black and white images of young adults and/or teens drinking, smoking, self-harming, p...
Hadley Frances5 months ago
Surviving with Food
I am having body-image-shit-thoughts again. Lethal combo of period-brain and when the weather turns icy I want to eat more to insulate myself from the chill winter world (because human instincts OBVIO...
Invisible Conditions; Why the Game for Dyslexics Is Changing
Did you know that Lord Allan Sugar is dyslexic? Or that Angela Christy had dyspraxia? Now that you do does it make you question their work? Dyslexia is a common, multi-facetted, learning difficulty, i...
Ashley Peterson5 months ago
The Gendering of Mental Health
We live in a highly gendered society. Certain roles, behaviours, and experiences may be seen as typical of one gender but unacceptable in the other. Those who do not conform to gender norms and expect...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) refers to the deliberate cause of illness to a child, inflicted by a caretaker. Munchausen by proxy is a real illness, but rare in some ways. It simply means that t...
Anarda Nashai5 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Sessions #7
Interviewer: When did you began to seek professional help to treat your BDD? BBB: I'm sure it's not surprising that I was reluctant. I was complacent in dealing with my issues on my own up 'til the ag...
Paige Sanz5 months ago
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
For as long as I can remember, I wasn't comfortable in my own skin. I was born a twin in a family of four kids, and consequently I fought to find what made me special or unique. I was the runt of the ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
There are elements in my family that do not take medication for their OCD. You know who you are. These are people who cannot face up to the fact that they have a disability as I do, only I’m not impai...
Mary Prough5 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 Bonneval5 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. Brother5 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-Paez5 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 Holt5 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 Nashai5 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 Seatherton5 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 Nashai5 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 Pachel6 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...