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Lo Potter – Alexithymia in 2020 America

Alexithymia in 2020 America We bring in each item: one at a time wipe it down with a Clorox wipe Shadows crossing the threshold My throat tightens My stomach turns My face remains the same Northern winters subside early Plans to landscape the yard Keep Busy Find joy in connecting with the earth My enthusiasm [...]

By |2020-05-17T18:59:08-08:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Josh Grant-Young – Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story: Introduction ----------------------------------------------- Telling one’s story is complicated. Often, the stigma and uninformed or deeply ignorant opinions someone with mental health conditions display precisely why storying is crucial. To give an account of one’s first-hand experience with various aspects of our day to day lives gives a new life to issues that, [...]

By |2020-05-12T12:58:57-08:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stephanie Paige

Trigger warning- self-harm I have been diagnosed with depression for the last 26 years. I can barely remember a time when I didn't have it. Honestly, I probably was depressed since birth. It is just how my brain is wired. I have always been a chronic pessimist, seeing the glass fully empty. I was the [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:43:53-08:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sheetal Chand – Scattered Mind

Within a moment… it’s gone. The fully-formed sentences in prose form, as well as the captured ideas, vanish from my mind. A perfect essay that would have unfolded if it weren’t for my scattered mind. As I cracked my laptop open, all that remained was a faint memory. Ever heard of the cliché, “the memory [...]

By |2020-01-09T18:47:15-08:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment