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Mary Hannah Hardison

 Please Hear My Voice Society says you are responsible for your own happiness Easier said for some Society says Happiness is a choice I don't know where my depression comes from Please hear my voice! My depression is real Depression is not my choice I want to heal Please hear my voice! My tears [...]

By | 2018-01-21T12:17:18+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|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

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

Stephanie Paige- Postpartum Anxiety

It started in the hospital, hours after the birth of my daughter. The worry, the persistent worry. Where was she? Why wasn't she brought to me? Hours passed where I should have caught up on sleeping as once we were home that wouldn't happen. But I couldn't. The first night in the hospital after she [...]

By | 2018-01-06T01:40:53+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Brittni Eccleston – What I wish they told me about PostPartum

What I wish they told me about PostPartum You find out you're expecting a baby. This beautiful little human that you've literally created inside of you. You grew their heart, their lungs, their brain, all the way down to their tiny little toes. You spend nine months anticipating their arrival. You've probably chosen a name [...]

By | 2018-01-03T10:47:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

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