What Anxiety Feels Like to Me – Rebecca Lombardo

If I look back at all the times my anxiety has taken over my life, it’s hard to fathom. It started back when I was a kid. I often didn’t want to go to school and developed a stomach ache. It went undiagnosed for years. At age 19, I finally sought treatment, and now at [...]

By | 2017-04-18T14:14:43+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|1 Comment

Keith Roselle – A Husband Opens Up About His Wife’s Bipolar Disorder

When my wife, Ann, was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, it was not the major revelation that one might expect. It was a label to the problem I had been dealing with since she left Silver Hill Hospital. I knew something was amiss. Despite the weekly double session therapy she’d been attending faithfully and her [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:44:10+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Joy Pearson

Bubble and gurgle Boil and spout These ugly feelings Want to come out Warm acidic pressure Tight eyes and sealed lips it's a wonder they can't tell I'm near falling to bits A quick action A thoughtless mistake Killed all good vibes Quiet animosity overtakes Shut my mouth Glue close my eyes But not my [...]

By | 2017-04-17T08:39:30+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jenifer Walsh

Four words you never want to hear: ‘I want to die.’ Or, the other variation, ‘I want to kill myself.’ Living with two children with serious mental illness who were diagnosed very early (age 7/8) who also have pretty constant suicidal ideation is, just frankly, stressful and heartbreaking. I can remember when my now nineteen-year-old [...]

By | 2017-04-13T09:58:59+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Aura Bishop – The Stigma of PMDD

The Stigma of PMDD I love being a woman. I love my body and everything it can do. I love feeling maternal and being in touch with my emotions and utilizing my intuition as much as my logic and any other skills I have. I love my jeans and boots and sneakers, but I love [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:21:18+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sakinah – For me social anxiety is like this

For me social anxiety is like this: It’s not wanting people to look at me when I’ve put on makeup because they might see my flaws, but then not wanting them to ignore me either because that hurts my feelings as a highly sensitive person. It’s not wanting to feel their eyeballs on my skin [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:36:25+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Brooke Bowie

When someone says they “literally had an anxiety attack” when something stressful happens, try thinking about this next time. An anxiety attack is two words I would love to never say again, never have again, and it hurts when you hear someone use a term that is utterly devastating to you as a joking phrase. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:08:32+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

(Not) Born This Way

I was always diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (along with a diagnosis with PSTD). I was okay with that. It took some time, but I was okay with my diagnosis. I wasn't always. I went through stages. At first I was made at the defect that I was born with. Then I was sad, because I [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:10:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments