Michael C Hernandez

I didn’t want to feel anymore, and I welcomed the darkness. Except. It didn’t take me under. Instead, I woke up. Literally. Figuratively. Despairingly. Thankfully. I woke up. And I’ve woken up every day since. Even when I haven’t wanted to. I guess that’s the spoiler alert to this story. A headline might read: Man [...]

By | 2018-09-23T20:29:31+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Dori Owen – Schedules Promote Stability

Schedules Promote Stability Trains run on a schedule and so do I. When trains don’t run on time, things can go very wrong and affect actions and people. The same is also true with me. Even before my diagnosis of bipolar I, I discovered that my days and nights were better when I kept a [...]

By | 2018-09-06T22:24:08+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Martin Baker – A letter to someone who stopped talking to me – Dear Mum, Love Martin

The following post is from a series called " A letter to someone who stopped talking to me." The posts from this series will appear on Stigma Fighters and Bank Back Together. Dear Mum. It’s been a while since I wrote you. Six months. What was the last thing I sent you? A postcard, probably. [...]

By | 2018-09-03T19:59:14+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|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

Charles Watson

People Scare Me: The Realities of Social Anxiety Disorder Growing up, I never really saw myself as a confident person. I recall that my earliest memory of being shy around people occurred in preschool. As we did our usual routines and some children were trying to talk to me, I felt uncomfortable with myself. Something [...]

By | 2018-09-01T11:52:45+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Maddie M. White

Anxiety isn’t a four-letter word. It’s not something you should feel embarrassed to say in front of your friends and family. It’s an ugly reality for anyone that experiences it. I’m lucky to have had a support system while my anxiety reared its ugly head, but not everyone is and not everyone understands. The first [...]

By | 2018-08-23T11:44:03+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|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

Lamont Derrickson – Schizophrenia. What is it and how can we deal with it?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that others do not, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depressive, or [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:32:12+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Schizophrenia|0 Comments