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Sparklle Rainne – The (Real) Reason That I Don’t Drive

If I hold my arms out, I can tell you which way is east and which is west. I can point up and down to tell you that the sky is “north,” and the ground is “south.” Behind the wheel, that changes. “Head east” does not make sense to me. I have to think extremely [...]

By | 2018-12-22T08:56:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Patricia Novella – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder. The lights are dim and the music is blaring. There are drink orders being shouted at me while I’m in the middle of mixing, shaking, and pouring cocktails. The bartender working alongside me is on her phone. I roll my eyes. “Ding! Ding! [...]

By | 2018-12-18T14:01:11+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mariah Ashlyn Elkes

I had few "constants" in my early life. We moved often and had no financial stability. Mental and emotional abuse by my stepfather made each day hard to predict. Physical and sexual abuse by my stepbrother, however, was consistent. Because we moved so often, and I had to say goodbye to so many, I learned [...]

By | 2018-12-14T21:37:44+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We were all girls once & A story I carry by Mitochondrial Eve

Trigger warning - sexual abuse We were all girls once The men who assaulted me had assaulted other girls before me. They assaulted other girls after me. We’re part of the same rusted chain, those girls and I, the chain that tethers us together the same chain that tethers us to the gate on the [...]

By | 2018-12-04T20:22:49+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michelle Joni – CATHARSIS AND UNICORNS

Stigma Fighters - Michelle Joni CATHARSIS AND UNICORNS                                                   “The Queen of Play is Depressed!” This was my first subject line to the doctor who would soon become my first adult [...]

By | 2018-11-10T10:15:59+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Neurocore: Understanding How the Brain Works to Improve Mental Acuity

Neurocore: Understanding How the Brain Works to Improve Mental Acuity With more than 80 billion neurons, each one connected electrically and chemically with 10,000 others, the human brain is the world’s most complex network. Through the years, the field of neuroscience has studied the brain and how it works, and yet despite advances, there is [...]

By | 2018-09-29T13:16:18+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What? A Mental Health Publishing Company?!

Stigma Fighters Founder and CEO Sarah Fader created Eliezer Tristan Publishing Inc., in February 2018. We are continuous partners with this independent publishing company, who shares our aim to raise awareness about mental illness, stories of resilience, and more. Eliezer Tristan Publishing Inc. has grown rapidly. As part of their mission, we are coming together to create a [...]

By | 2018-09-01T15:12:10+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Norb Aikin – My Roadmap To Fibromyalgia: Everything, or Nothing; and sometimes both.

When I was growing up, we had a clawfoot tub- no shower- and while it was inconvenient at times, it became very comfortable to relax in. After a long day of wrestling practice, or biking across town to play pickup football with my friends, a nice long hot soak was the perfect remedy for my [...]

By | 2018-08-10T19:21:13+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Don’t Want to Be Disabled But I Am – Sarah Fader CEO

I don’t want to be disabled but I am. I have multiple disabilities. I don’t even know if I like the word disability. Dis-ability – it’s so negative. In the 1990s when I was growing up, you insulted another person by “dissing” them. When I hear the word disability, I feel that I’m being dissed [...]

By | 2018-08-09T07:54:51+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Uncategorized|0 Comments