The past, present and future of psychiatric diagnosis and beliefs about treatment in every culture and pocket of society.

Insight on My Need for Meds
From the age of 12, I had insight as to why I needed medication. I’d see doctors at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital where they would help me manage my diabetes. There was enough proof even then th...
Aurea Gonzalez8 days ago
Adulting with Depression
It's been one month since I've been on antidepressants. Now if you know me, or read my article on medication (see below for it), you would know that I have always had a fear of taking any form of medi...
talia mason23 days ago
How Many Children Must Live a Life Like the One I Have Before We Step in and Provide Good Mental Health Care for Our Young?
Anybody that knows me, really knows me, will know of my battle against the demon in my head and the urge to cut, to self harm. Whenever my mental anguish grows so strong that I feel that I am unable t...
Daniel McCaffreya month ago
Top 10 Things to NOT Do in Rehab
A Handy Guide to Basic Survival, Mental Health Etiquette, and Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls
Rose D2 months ago
A Psych Ward Misconception
Mental illness is a very serious illness because you can't tell. You can't tell who is hurting on the inside and who is close to their breaking point. Some people don't speak up about their struggles ...
Sonica M3 months ago
Therapy—What Are You Signing Up For?
These days it's less of a taboo to go for therapy compared to the 1990s. Lately mental health has been in the spotlight getting all the right attention and cheering people on to get the help they need...
Alexandra Amethyst4 months ago
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Changed My Life
I am currently undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Yes, the famously controversial treatment that everyone seems to fear, even people on here. Well, I have recently come to a conclusion that i...
Michael Thielmann4 months ago
"No Cure for Depression..."
I want to impart my journey and experience in battling depression and anxiety as a young person so that I may hopefully make the process that much easier for others. The quote below the picture was sa...
Rebecca 4 months ago
For Those Who Hide Behind a Smile
Mental health. These two simple words have such complexity and stigma running deep through their meaning, making people feel ashamed and making people hide behind a smile. Did you know that on average...
Katie Thurston4 months ago
Mental Health Awareness Week - Day Seven
"The problem with mental illness is people don't look at it as a physical illness. When you think about it, the brain is actually the most complex organ in your body. We need to treat it like a physic...
Chris(Sandy) P6 months ago
Big Pharma Facts VS Fiction
How many people reading this have heard the evils of "Big Pharma"? I'm thinking that just like me, you've heard less good things than you’ve heard bad things, right? Even though the pharmaceutical ind...
Charlotte Williams6 months ago
Ten Horrific Mental Health Treatments Throughout History
The taboo around mental illnesses is fracturing. People are encouraged to speak openly about their struggles without fear of the repercussions; the world’s stance on mental health is drastically chang...
You Do Not Understand My Eating Disorder
Dear reader, Here's to the people who have shared this statement over and over again. For those of you who do not know me I suffer from anorexia. Anorexia is an awful illness that creates an intense f...
Amanda Olejniczak7 months ago
7 Weeks in Treatment
I realize I did quite a poor job at actually explaining what being in treatment was like; if you read my post from February 26, 2018 then you got a glace at what my first day in treatment was like. My...
Amanda Olejniczak7 months ago
Eating Disorder Treatment Day 1 (Round 1)
Despite how very sick I was, and how awfully fuzzy and clouded my mind was, I can remember the morning I was admitted to treatment for the first time like it just happened this morning. It was April 1...
Michael Thielmann7 months ago
Big Pharma vs. Small Dealer
As a clinical counsellor I do not have the authority to prescribe people medications, and that is just fine by me. Having briefly been a client of big pharma as a teenager for depression and anxiety, ...
Madison Cleverly8 months ago
Psychiatric Admissions in Australia
1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness every year. Here's a guide of what the expect if you are one of those who need to seek an admission.
JS Redfearn8 months ago
Goodbye Depression and 2017
Hello 2018! Thank goodness 2017 is gone! Not one to wish away time, but 2017 has been one of the most trying years of my life. I am a long-time sufferer of major depression, PTSD, and major anxiety di...