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Jael’s voice – Things Eeyore Taught Us

What the hell was wrong with him?!  He was such a pessimist!  Many times his large blue presence plodded through my life,  basically telling me to get over it.  “Life’s not fair” don’t ya know?  I nicknamed him Eeyore. He worried a lot.   “Don’t trust no son of a bitch”.  “You can always come [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:09:16+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bethany Pearson

Anxiety and coping with the fear of ‘missing your turn’ As a general rule, nobody likes to feel anxious, nervous or negative about anything they’re doing. But with adults born after 1995 more likely to suffer from anxiety, coupled with the huge pressure to know what we’re doing or where we’re heading, you will struggle [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:52:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Cari Jehlik

Anxiety I don’t think I knew I had it I never gave it a second thought I don’t think I realized That anxiety is every “what if I can not?” What if I can’t do it? What if I can’t finish? What if I let out everything of me and nobody likes what I’ve done [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:47:17+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Sarah Smith – Cut -Trigger Warning – Self Harm

Trigger Warning: Cutting, self-harm. “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.” I cut today. Part of it felt freeing, a release of pressure like punching a hole in a potato before you microwave it. I hadn’t cut in a really long time. [...]

By | 2018-01-15T10:32:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Sarah Urscheler- But it Didn’t Seem Like Postpartum Depression

                                      But it Didn't Seem Like Postpartum Depression “It’s not uncommon to suffer from postpartum depression,” my infant’s pediatrician said to me during a routine checkup. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” Her tone was soft but [...]

By | 2018-01-09T13:52:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: PPD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Sarah Comerford – “But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD

“But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD I always wanted to be a mom. When I met my husband, even though we were young and knew that starting a family was years away, it was something we still talked about and planned for. We picked out names that we liked, [...]

By | 2018-01-07T22:23:19+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: OCD, PPD|Tags: , |0 Comments

It’s just the grocery store

It's just the grocery store. I don't know why I can't go there. It's not something I want to hide from. I need to get food, feed myself. I don't know why I am so afraid, so anxious, to go there. I tell myself all I have to do is get in the car. All [...]

By | 2018-01-06T02:28:49+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stephanie Paige- Postpartum Anxiety

It started in the hospital, hours after the birth of my daughter. The worry, the persistent worry. Where was she? Why wasn't she brought to me? Hours passed where I should have caught up on sleeping as once we were home that wouldn't happen. But I couldn't. The first night in the hospital after she [...]

By | 2018-01-06T01:40:53+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments