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Stephanie Paige

*trigger warning - self-harm* I thought only teenagers did it. But here I was sitting on the floor of my room at 38-years-old with a scissor in my hands. A grown adult. The first time I drew blood was this past January. I was ashamed right after I performed the act. How could I do [...]

By | 2019-03-08T12:39:43+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Self Harm, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Sammie Prescott – Not A Housewife Drug

It’s time we stop making jokes about Xanax being a housewife drug. Here’s why:    I stood at a standstill in the packed CVS line. People flooded passed the ‘Prescription Pick Up’ sign, and down the aisle. I was the end cap of this madness. I was there to pick up my anxiety rescue medication. [...]

By | 2019-01-01T15:05:43+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|0 Comments

Anxiety Bees – Madhawi Karaya & Jessie Stevens

Anxiety Bees In my head there lives a little bee with anxiety. Sometimes he nicely walks around wiping down counters but most of the time he is buzzing and fussing and fighting and making a big old mess. I’m not sure when he moved in. I didn’t exactly invite him or any of his friends [...]

By | 2018-12-05T12:46:13+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment

I Don’t Want to Be Disabled But I Am – Sarah Fader CEO

I don’t want to be disabled but I am. I have multiple disabilities. I don’t even know if I like the word disability. Dis-ability – it’s so negative. In the 1990s when I was growing up, you insulted another person by “dissing” them. When I hear the word disability, I feel that I’m being dissed [...]

By | 2018-08-09T07:54:51+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mariah Warren

"I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way."- The Moody Blues Merriam-Webster offers several definitions of the word “shock.” Two, in particular, stand out to me: 1) “a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance/something that causes such disturbance, and 2) sudden stimulation of the nerves and convulsive contraction of the muscles caused [...]

By | 2018-04-22T14:43:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better The top 10 places panic attacks have hit throughout the years of my life: Under a table in California. In a movie theater. In a restaurant after worrying I’d eaten too fast. In a meeting at a huge, round table where I couldn't hide. In my bed, [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:06+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Marise Phillips

The first antidepressant side-effect to hit me was the yawning; it became a constant. I started to wonder if I'd ever be able to stop. “Don’t worry about it,” Duncan reassured me. “After the sleep deprivation you’ve been through, yawning all the time is perfectly reasonable. It’s your body’s way of giving in to the [...]

By | 2018-04-14T14:59:25+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression|2 Comments

Prozac and Nail Biting

Prozac stopped my nail biting I used to be a nail biter. I can remember biting my nails from the time that I was a small child (probably only six or seven) I would do it when I was nervous because I needed something to focus on rather than anxiety . But at the time [...]

By | 2018-04-13T07:09:03+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bethany Pearson

Anxiety and coping with the fear of ‘missing your turn’ As a general rule, nobody likes to feel anxious, nervous or negative about anything they’re doing. But with adults born after 1995 more likely to suffer from anxiety, coupled with the huge pressure to know what we’re doing or where we’re heading, you will struggle [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:52:53+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Cari Jehlik

Anxiety I don’t think I knew I had it I never gave it a second thought I don’t think I realized That anxiety is every “what if I can not?” What if I can’t do it? What if I can’t finish? What if I let out everything of me and nobody likes what I’ve done [...]

By | 2018-01-16T07:47:17+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments