My Brain

It's my brain, but I didn't ask for it. We are all born with a brain, this we know, but what we are not responsible for is what makes up our brains. My brain or my mind has a way of doing its own thing. Sometimes I'm surprised at the thoughts it has. Sometimes I [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:06:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Andre Golin

Asperger’s sucks. It’s like you’re stuck at the bottom rung of a social ladder, and no one cares. Like your hands are slippery and the step is wet and every damn foot above has to step on your fingers. Asperger’s is like treading on eggshells blindfolded. It’s like playing a game where everyone but you [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:03:37+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Pepper Joy Greggs – Depression Got Me Like

Depression got me like I'm worthless... I will be alone forever... I am no good for anything more than to be a trash can for my rapist's poison. I am so worthless that I am just the vessel for his filth... and shame on me for reeking after the fact. Depression got me like This [...]

By | 2017-09-24T14:57:27+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: PTSD, Sexual abuse, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Javier Luna – It’s okay to be a broke-dick

“It’s okay to be a broke-dick,” by Javier Luna “Don’t be a broke-dick.” I heard this phrase a lot during my 4 years in the Marine Corps. In the military, we come up with a plethora of colorful and derogatory phrases to make the drudgery and bullshit more bearable. This one, in particular, is used [...]

By | 2017-09-22T09:25:29+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Joe Caputo – “Spring of a Silent Legend”

"Spring of a Silent Legend" In the black caverns of travel Above the city beats In the cloister of clank and babble Blind to skyscraper and streets Inhaling before the egress Poprocks peppering oxygen New York's spiritual release After decades of distance and stasis In the relativity of mind and time The metropolis is where [...]

By | 2017-08-29T15:15:05+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Be with me

You said you would be with me no matter what happened. You told me that even though I was "crazy" you would stay. You said it was fine. "It'll be fine." Well, it doesn't feel fine. It feels like everything is falling apart at the seams. I'm watching our relationship crumble in front of me. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T15:10:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aliah Scantlin

When I say anxiety, what comes to your mind? You might say nervousness, stress, or maybe even depression. Which leads me to question number two, when I say depression, what comes to your mind? Most people think they know whats going on when you say you have anxiety or depression. "Oh I feel sad sometimes too" or "Don't [...]

By | 2017-08-20T10:03:42+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

I worry

I worry about the past. I worry about the future. I worry about right now. Will this fucking worrying ever stop? I worry so much that I send myself into a wave of panic. I let that panic wash over me and I cannot stop this. I wish I could stop worrying. But how? How does [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:14:18+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kirsten von Aulock

Some women approach the topic of pregnancy with thoughts of optimism and enthusiasm. Others, meet this topic after deep reflection and deliberation. And even fewer women, broach the topic of pregnancy with honest fear and apprehension. "According to Psychology Today (2015), Research suggests that women are about 40% more likely than men to develop depression. [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:06:00+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Vincent Fitzgerald – When Stigma Comes from Within Our Homes

When Stigma Comes from Within Our Homes By Vincent J. Fitzgerald MSW LCSW I have often written about my young adulthood grapple with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and later, its accomplice, Panic Disorder. Within my divulgence, I also revealed I am a psychotherapist and social worker because I want readers to know mental illness knows no [...]

By | 2017-08-17T09:58:41+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment