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Matt Greenman

Life After Depersonalization Disorder It seems that as I’ve gotten older, I actually know less. What I do know however, is that generally I’ve been lucky to be pretty happy, from childhood to now, despite some definitive bumps in the road. Lately, I have been coming to terms with the fact that my upbringing wasn’t [...]

By | 2018-11-05T13:11:22+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Olivya Faith, PhD – The Anguish of Mental Illness

THE ANGUISH OF MENTAL ILLNESS by Olivya Faith, PhD It is important to finish what a person starts. This factoid of advice is the guiding principle of my deeds in this life. It is a sentence I spoke once to my son, when he finished his bachelor’s degree. It took quitting his university to marry [...]

By | 2018-11-02T19:37:03+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Tiffanie Chai

September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a name that has been assigned to one day every year for as long as I can remember, yet things felt different this year. The words “suicide prevention” seemed to weigh more heavily on people’s minds. But why? Maybe it’s because barely 3 days had passed since [...]

By | 2018-10-25T14:10:24+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Peter McDonnell – A trip to Ireland with my mental illnesses

In June 2016, my brother asked me if I would be godfather to his newborn daughter. Of course, I said yes, but there was one snag. I’d have to fly from my home near London to Dublin, where my sister in law is from for the christening. And stand up in front of a crowd [...]

By | 2018-10-05T11:36:39+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jaclyn Melander – Tips for Surviving Depression (From Someone Who’s Been There, Done That)

Tips for Surviving Depression (From Someone Who’s Been There, Done That) When I was diagnosed with clinical depression, I was seven years old. Up until that point, my teachers had expressed concern over my lack of verbal communication in school; I rarely spoke in class or to my peers. During recess, I sat alone on [...]

By | 2018-10-04T11:46:10+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Michael C Hernandez

I didn’t want to feel anymore, and I welcomed the darkness. Except. It didn’t take me under. Instead, I woke up. Literally. Figuratively. Despairingly. Thankfully. I woke up. And I’ve woken up every day since. Even when I haven’t wanted to. I guess that’s the spoiler alert to this story. A headline might read: Man [...]

By | 2018-09-23T20:29:31+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments