Sarah Urscheler- But it Didn’t Seem Like Postpartum Depression

                                      But it Didn't Seem Like Postpartum Depression “It’s not uncommon to suffer from postpartum depression,” my infant’s pediatrician said to me during a routine checkup. “It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” Her tone was soft but [...]

By | 2018-01-09T13:52:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: PPD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Sarah Comerford – “But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD

“But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD I always wanted to be a mom. When I met my husband, even though we were young and knew that starting a family was years away, it was something we still talked about and planned for. We picked out names that we liked, [...]

By | 2018-01-07T22:23:19+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: OCD, PPD|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ashley Peterson

My first episode of depression happened over 10 years ago. I got very, very sick, and ended up in hospital following a suicide attempt. What was already a messy situation was even more complicated because at the time I was working as a nurse on an inpatient psychiatry unit at the major hospital in the [...]

By | 2017-12-19T11:56:45+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kurt Morris

When I first experienced bipolar symptoms in college it was as though sadness had gotten jacked up to an excruciating level. From the time of my early teens I had dealt with depression and the occasional suicidal thought. There was some irritability as well, but nothing that caught me off guard. My depression was familiar [...]

By | 2017-12-19T11:48:00+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Adam Letavish

“Depression.” It’s a word that's tossed around a lot these days, yet it isn’t fully understood. What most people don’t understand about being depressed is that there are different kinds of depression and different stages of it. We all get depressed. Our moods fluctuate. We’re only human. Some of us, however, can’t as easily control [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:10:19+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Elsbeth van der Poel

In 1990, when I was 15 years old I had my first depression. At first I was just a “grumpy teenager”, but soon it was clear to my parents that this was not “normal”. At that time people did not really speak about depression or mental health. Not in my village in the Netherlands, anyway. [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:43:51+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Is Mindfulness Some Hippy Dippy Shit? By Aaron Smith

My first thought was, “This is some hippy-dippy shit, right?” Mindfulness sounded like something for crunchy granola type people, something for people trying to get in touch with the harmony of the universe or align their chakras with crystals and bath salts. It sounded corny. It sounded like a reincarnation of the fake it till [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:03:59+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

You and I forever

I wanted you to save me. That's why I stayed with you. But I was wrong. You can save me or fix me. I have mood swings. Sometimes I run around the house cleaning everything, singing at the top of my lungs, and I'm euphoric, haven't slept for days. I want to please you, be [...]

By | 2017-11-24T08:35:10+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments