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Lauren Kocher – 6 Things I learned while in a Psych Center.

When you attempt to play chess with your own brain, you will without a doubt lose. I have been battling with mental illness most of my life. It is a tiring and arduous task. A task, up until this past year, I had managed to some degree. However, I made the mistake of getting cocky. [...]

By | 2019-01-10T08:15:15+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Natalie Rodriguez

I have been going to therapy for five years but, if someone would have asked me about it, I would probably have lied, or changed the subject. I guess that’s starting to change; right here, right now. I was a twenty-year-old college student when I first experienced my first panic attack. I was on campus [...]

By | 2019-01-07T12:04:02+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Eric Nelson Manley Shelman

On Mental Health Psychologists Psychiatrists Medical P.H.D. Doctors Even non-medical, non-Psychology, or non-Psychiatritry degrees Certain family members and their friends Certain so-called friends Certain neighbors Haters Enemies and everyone else in between all have his, or her idea of what each psychosis and Mental Health diseases are, their diagnosis, and their cures, if there are [...]

By | 2019-01-05T19:29:48+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Christopher J. Falvey

What It Is like Living with the Pure-O Type of OCD I have Primarily Obsessional OCD (Pure-O). My OCD isn’t fully like the OCD people understand best. Or even misunderstand best. There are many types of OCD, mostly defined by the compulsions people have. It is true that people are obsessed with actions from the [...]

By | 2019-01-03T21:30:24+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

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