Kira McCarthy

The Day I Told an Entire Country That I Have an Eating Disorder By Kira McCarthy Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. They also have the biggest stigma. Eating Disorders (ED’s) are misunderstood, not talked about, and extremely dangerous. What makes them so dangerous is the silence. Too many people, including medical professionals, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:27:18+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Eating, LGBTQ, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Kelley Cantrell

Trigger warning: I go into a bit of backstory regarding how my super religious homeschooled upbringing changed how my mental health as a teenager was/wasn’t treated. Some of this content could be triggering. In the deep South, you go to church every Sunday, say “y’all”, and always properly address your elders. You drink sweet tea [...]

By | 2016-09-06T10:52:32+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Categories: Depression, LGBTQ, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Jenna

Talking about mental illness is weird. Everyone has these ideas of what depression looks like, what anxiety looks like, what schizophrenia looks like... But really they wouldn't be able to tell someone with these illnesses if they knocked on their front door. Imagine your house is on fire. It's been burning for a long time, [...]

By | 2016-08-17T12:14:04+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: LGBTQ, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Steve Johnson

What I Learned From Alex When I was in high school, there was a kid in my class named Alex. Friendly and theatrical by nature, he was the class clown and got along with almost everyone. Almost everyone. There were a few guys a grade above us who never cut him a break, giving him [...]

By | 2016-05-05T19:03:50+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Categories: LGBTQ, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments