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Karen Kaiser

Wrestling for Control of My Mental Health Mental illness is a unique issue in that everybody has an opinion about what it is, how to treat it, the use/efficacy of medication, etc. Often, the person suffering doesn’t have a voice. In the past, I worked as a caretaker and nursing assistant for patients with physical [...]

By | 2017-02-10T12:50:10+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Joseph Caputo

Spectrum. It's a lovely, loaded word. I like it. Disorder? Thats where you're wrong, kiddo. I have Asperger's Syndrome. What I've just told you tells you nothing. If you meet one person with Autism, you've met only one kind of Autism. The potentialities of the human mind are infinite. Our neurons separate us from the [...]

By | 2017-02-09T11:04:23+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Christina Leigh

You Are Not Your Eating Disorder Of all of the ups and downs we have experienced with our son’s illness; the hospitalization and the setbacks, one of the hardest is hearing my son apologize for his condition. A recent experience really brought to light for me just how much my son feels he has to [...]

By | 2017-01-31T11:40:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Anorexia, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Lisa

Hello, I am a beautiful soul that has Borderline Personality Disorder. I have lived with it for 52 years, 41 of those completely undiagnosed. I was molested by my dad from the ages of 3 to 13, of which I started remembering in 2005 which was long after the event, long after the drug addiction [...]

By | 2017-01-31T06:15:20+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Angie Miller

Depression: Thinking in Metaphors I am depressed. The realization comes barreling down on me like a truck with no brakes, slamming headlong as splinters and shards slice open my reality. But the doctor isn’t in the office today. And it’s the weekend. And the counselor has no available openings for months. And I realize that [...]

By | 2017-01-29T17:55:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Sparklle Rainne

I had just transferred colleges and moved two states away. It felt like it'd be a comfortable environment, just four hours away from the town that I grew up in, but it wasn't going to stay that way for long. The school was a dream come true, as far as administration and student accommodations went. [...]

By | 2017-01-27T10:11:36+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters, Trauma|0 Comments

Derek Simmons

There are so many paths I took to reach this point in my life; whether it be sensory integration therapy till I was 12, being on various ADD medication before quitting them cold turkey at 23, multiple mental evaluations from relationship fallouts, anger issues as a teen from parents' seperation, constantly gaining and losing employment [...]

By | 2017-01-22T10:59:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: ADD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters – I Am Not A Martyr – by J.C. Hannigan

Growing up, I was told a lot that I am brave and strong. I was told that I handle my chronic pain bone disorder, Multiple Osteochondromas with grace. Those I loved were attempting to lift me up, but it actually had the opposite effect. It suffocated me. I was afraid that if I showed how [...]

By | 2017-01-23T07:59:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brave People, chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments