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Stigma Fighters: Sean Paul Mahoney

“Be proud of who you are” they say. “Be proud of being a gay man,” they say. From outward appearances, LGBT look like a group who don’t really care what people think. Thousands of them will walk down crowded boulevards this month during Pride parades wearing assless chaps, glitter high heels or spandex costumes. Obviously, [...]

By | 2016-06-08T06:23:09+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Alcoholism, Stigma Fighters|6 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Rose Lockinger

My Struggle With Bulimia And Addiction For many people, addiction isn’t their only struggle. It’s estimated that nearly half of all persons afflicted with addiction also suffer from a co-occurring disorder. This may be depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD or an eating disorder. Body dysmorphia and eating disorders can begin at any time, and for me [...]

By | 2016-05-12T11:22:28+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Eating, Stigma Fighters, Weight|Tags: , |2 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Erin Khar

Free The first time I thought about killing myself, I was seven or eight years old. My parents had recently separated. With their separation, the thin film that had kept me from falling into a dark hole wore through. In fact, I had reoccurring dreams about it, about a hole, in our front yard, sucking [...]

By | 2016-04-11T08:06:59+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments