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Anne Nillen – Living with bipolar disorder and working in the healthcare system

Living with bipolar disorder and working in the healthcare system I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 14. It was uncommon for children this young to be diagnosed with this diagnosis. When I was at my absolute worse, I was unable to see myself accomplishing anything in the future. I couldn’t go [...]

By | 2017-11-16T21:43:15+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Depression Doesn’t Have to Win

The thing about Depression is this: it's a sore loser. If you were playing Connect Four with Depression, it would be angry if you got four reds in a row. Who wants to play with an opponent like that? It sounds terrible. That's how Depression is though. It wants to win against you. It's intimidating, [...]

By | 2017-11-15T21:50:01+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being Real is the Way to Get Help

The best way to get help is to be real. It's hard to be real because it requires you to look inside yourself and ask serious questions? What is it about me that I want to change? Am I happy with who I am and what I'm doing in life? Do I feel depressed? Do [...]

By | 2017-11-14T18:10:08+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Khali Raymond

Living with Asperger's is not an easy feat. It never is. imagine yourself in a room full of people. All of those people are laughing and mingling. Meanwhile, you aren’t. You’re sitting there in the corner all alone, watching everyone make nice with each other. Nobody doesn’t even acknowledge that you’re there. You just sit [...]

By | 2017-11-09T10:05:15+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Ananya Sharma – Our Mirrors and Their Cracks

Our Mirrors and Their Cracks I was born with a mirror given to me. This wasn’t an ordinary mirror; in the sense that it never really reflected my actions as I moved in front of it. In my younger years, when I looked into this mirror, I always saw one still image. I’d always see [...]

By | 2017-11-02T13:08:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Rick Chen

What do you want to do with your life? That question has been hounding me for a long time. Since I was in high school, I was trying to find my purpose like so many others my age. We were asked that question since we were little kids and, given our lack of understanding of [...]

By | 2017-10-27T09:40:21+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kate Gibbs

I’ve been denying it, hiding it, covering it up, but the pressure of pretenses has become too much. I’m never going to be “normal”, or my version of it. I get that ‘normal’ is not a real standard anymore. People are starting to own their differences and not allow themselves to be placed in a [...]

By | 2017-10-26T21:04:24+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stephen Smith

Although I have had an opportunity to rack up a fair share of successes, there was a time when I could barely leave my house as I struggled with the crippling symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which causes uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors. This struggle occurred due to one major reason: there was little access [...]

By | 2017-10-23T21:05:42+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: OCD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments