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Janet Coburn – The Difference a Diagnosis Makes

  It has taken me over four decades to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Here’s how the journey went.   I knew when I was a child that there was something wrong with me. That was all too clear. I was told I was “too sensitive,” which meant to me that there was something [...]

By | 2019-01-19T19:09:09+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jennifer Lee Smith – My Life As A Mom With Depression

I’m currently 43. My children are now 26, 18, 16, and 10. I didn’t receive my diagnosis of major depressive disorder until I was 41; therefore, I also received no treatment until that point. I had no idea that I had been suffering from a medical condition for years. I thought I was just pretty [...]

By | 2019-01-19T19:02:48+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kat – Consumption

Consumption It is 2:32 a.m. I have to be up at 9 a.m. But I can’t stop thinking about that time I was in middle school, somewhere between twelve to fifteen, at my friend Monica’s birthday party. We were up late in her parent's basement. The walls were lined with trophies, awards, banners, and family [...]

By | 2019-01-17T19:04:20+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Anonymous – Overcoming Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  The past year has been quite a struggle and while we have made improvements, it is far from over yet. Raising a child with ODD brings stress and exhaustion as well as great disappointment in the mental health services that are being offered. The understanding and improvements that we have made so far were [...]

By | 2019-01-15T11:40:15+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mollie Miller

“Another tattoo?”So far, this is the typical, somewhat predictable response I’ve received after people, especially the older generation – no unfair disrespect, just a fair observation – discover the not-so-secret truth that I have revealed a minimal rebellion, once again stealing from the world’s inkwell, stacking my impressive tattoo tally to a gasp-worthy eight. Can [...]

By | 2019-01-13T20:09:43+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

My whole life, I have been an accident-prone, clumsy person. So much that I have been told often it would be a lot safer for me to go about life inside bubble wrap and a Tupperware container. While working in restaurants I always had a new cut, bruise, or burn. I had whopping cough, two [...]

By | 2019-01-13T19:50:16+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Lauren Kocher – 6 Things I learned while in a Psych Center.

When you attempt to play chess with your own brain, you will without a doubt lose. I have been battling with mental illness most of my life. It is a tiring and arduous task. A task, up until this past year, I had managed to some degree. However, I made the mistake of getting cocky. [...]

By | 2019-01-10T08:15:15+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Natalie Rodriguez

I have been going to therapy for five years but, if someone would have asked me about it, I would probably have lied, or changed the subject. I guess that’s starting to change; right here, right now. I was a twenty-year-old college student when I first experienced my first panic attack. I was on campus [...]

By | 2019-01-07T12:04:02+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments