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Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

Sometimes, I still find it hard to speak up about the abusive relationships I was in. As if thinking about them, writing about them, talking about them might still give them power or take up too much space in my life. Sometimes, I feel like sharing these stories might tip people off to who they [...]

By | 2018-12-31T20:34:01+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Amanda Woerner

It’s pretty difficult to narrow down when my journey actually started, but I’d say it became most prominent during my junior year in high school. The summer before my junior year, I transferred schools and moved in with my aunt and uncle so I would have more educational opportunities. It was a gutsy move now [...]

By | 2018-12-26T20:15:36+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Tony Cocking

Ho Ho Horrible: My Newfound Battle with Christmas Depression We’ve all heard the stories about depression around the holidays. People cite increased suicide rates with the enthusiasm of a toddler showing off their newest toy, despite the fact that these statistics have been proven false. To dismiss December as being a ‘safe’ month, however, is [...]

By | 2018-12-20T19:25:44+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

I was born into a family of extraordinary women. Many of them ahead of their time; they went to college, started companies, donated to Planned Parenthood, long before any of those things were acceptable for their gender. My grandmother loved telling a story about how my great-grandmother stormed into the house one day demanding a [...]

By | 2018-12-18T14:22:33+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jesse Beringer – My Experiences with Anxiety

My Experiences with Anxiety By: Jesse Beringer Looking at other people’s submissions on this site, I couldn’t help but feel that my story wasn’t worthy enough in comparison to theirs. I read two different submissions about diagnosed bipolar disorder, as well as depersonalization disorder, and thought, “Man I had it easy compared to them. My story [...]

By | 2018-12-16T20:06:18+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments