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Elizabeth Ayala

My breakthrough Three years ago, I checked myself into the emergency psychiatric unit. In the three weeks leading up to that hospital visit, I went through cycles of agitation, moments of paranoia that the helicopters overhead were coming for me, and had several epiphanies. The notes I scribbled on my discoveries were simply gibberish. It [...]

By | 2017-10-16T13:34:48+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Brooke Hilton

March 2015 I trudged through the sand of Santa Monica Beach awaiting the celebration which was to ensue upon my arrival. The beach was filled with spectators as I went to the shore to set up shop. I laid out my beach towels and camouflaged workout gear. I scattered shells and crystals about with magic [...]

By | 2017-10-14T11:05:08+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

We’re all a little broken

We're all a little broken. Me you everyone. It's a matter of how much we talk about it. What do you want to do with that brokenness? Do you want to acknowledge it? Is it hidden? Broken isn't bad. Broken is real. It's human. It's a part of you. Broken doesn't necessarily need to be fixed. [...]

By | 2017-10-13T17:49:02+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The “something” that’s right with me

Too often we focus on what's wrong with us. What's your diagnosis? Depressed? Borderline? Paranoid Schizophrenic? Panic Disorder? All of these terms are just a way to develop ways to help people. Put a name to the thing that's "wrong" with you and now you have a section in a textbook to look at to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T22:25:34+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Can’t Remember and That Makes Me Anxious

It pisses me off that I can't remember things. My memory used to be so great. I could recall tiny details of things that happened in college or wild nights that I had in high school. I've been told that anxiety and trauma influence your memory. For example, when you experience a traumatic event, you [...]

By | 2017-10-11T18:17:25+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kason Michaels

Trigger warning - sexual assault  In one of my favorite movies, "Interstellar," two characters have a conversation about the nature of evil as they go out into space and the great unknown. "You don't think nature can be evil?" One character asks. "No," the other replies. "Formidable. Frightening. But... no, not evil. Is a lion [...]

By | 2017-10-09T10:36:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Anxiety is Excessive Energy But it is Exhausting

Hey Anxiety, I am tired. Here is how you make me feel: I want to lay down but my heart is racing and my brain is a suitcase packed with thoughts and only some of them are recognizable or able to be decoded. I can't distinguish one thought from another and I am beginning to [...]

By | 2017-10-05T11:35:37+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments