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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


Listen. Can you hear me talking? I wonder what you perceive. I'm not in your head. I'm in my head and it's full of ideas and anxiety. You want me to be okay. That will take time. I have all the time in the world because my mind isn't going anywhere dude. I can help [...]

By | 2017-08-16T09:24:20+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do you like about therapy?

Oh boy, what do I like about therapy? Well, I used to think of therapy as a place to dump all my problems, but over time I've learned that it isn't just that. It's a place for me to actively change the way I behave and improve my life. Yeah, I know that sounds cheesy [...]

By | 2017-08-14T07:21:45+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hadley Thayer

Running: Away from or towards myself I have only one tattoo. It’s located on the inside of my left wrist and simply says, “Stay”. I got it immediately after leaving my first ED treatment center, at 18 years old, and haven’t gotten another since. It’s the most important message from myself, to myself. It’s also [...]

By | 2017-08-09T14:20:28+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Eating, Stigma Fighters, Weight|0 Comments

When You’re Down

When you're down I will be there. Yeah, I mean me - depression. Sorry, I didn't introduce myself. But I mean, you know me well enough already right. I'm not trying to be rude, but there are so many different kinds of "me." Which form of depression do you have in your brain? Oh sorry, which [...]

By | 2017-08-09T14:17:00+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Katie Troia

I am 24 years old, and I was diagnosed with Bipolar II when I was 19 after years of struggling with mental health. A little over a year ago was the first time I learned about ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). ECT is a kind of treatment that you only consider as a last resort. I had [...]

By | 2017-08-02T14:35:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Wait around for an answer to appear

Sometimes there's no answer in sight. I can see the road ahead and there are three forks, but which way do I go? I've never been particularly good with decisions and this is no different. I want to figure out the "answer" and I keep going over the song lyrics and hoping they will provide [...]

By | 2017-08-02T10:19:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments