Stephanie Paige- Postpartum Anxiety

It started in the hospital, hours after the birth of my daughter. The worry, the persistent worry. Where was she? Why wasn't she brought to me? Hours passed where I should have caught up on sleeping as once we were home that wouldn't happen. But I couldn't. The first night in the hospital after she [...]

By | 2018-01-06T01:40:53+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Heidi Sullivan-Inyama – Goodbye Paranoia – Hello Sanity

Goodbye Paranoia - Hello Sanity Have you thought everyone was out to get you? People were always talking behind your back? Someone was conspiring against you? Everyone was lying? A shadow was constantly following you around? Well, maybe to a certain extent some of that was true, but you never knew for sure. On the [...]

By | 2018-01-04T00:50:45+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Brittni Eccleston – What I wish they told me about PostPartum

What I wish they told me about PostPartum You find out you're expecting a baby. This beautiful little human that you've literally created inside of you. You grew their heart, their lungs, their brain, all the way down to their tiny little toes. You spend nine months anticipating their arrival. You've probably chosen a name [...]

By | 2018-01-03T10:47:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Sarah Fader – I was Afraid of My Anger

For many years I was afraid to be angry; truly angry. I knew I wouldn't lose control because I am not someone who does that. But I was terrified that I would be shunned or rejected for expressing feelings of anger or rage. It's not that I didn't want to express them, I did, I [...]

By | 2018-01-01T16:54:18+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scott Kennedy

I am happy that my father is dead. I am happy that my family is dead. They’re dead and they can’t hurt me anymore. I don’t miss them, even now during the holiday season, I really don’t miss them. Call me a monster, tell me that I am a horrible person for saying such things, [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:07:43+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Cutting Out Toxic People Including Family

There may be people in your life who do not understand that you have a mental illness. Well, let's rephrase that: they might not know how to relate to you because they can't conceptualize what mental illness is, and how it impacts your life. These folks can include your family members, which makes matters more [...]

By | 2017-12-31T15:33:01+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

I Didn’t Know it Was PTSD- I thought it was BPD

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder in which the person relives a traumatic event. Complex PTSD is a psychological disorder that is linked to repetitive, prolonged traumatic incidents. The trauma involves harm and/or abandonment by a caregiver, such as a parent or family member, or an interpersonal relationship that has an unbalanced power dynamic. People [...]

By | 2017-12-28T21:06:13+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You can’t make your family accept you, you can only accept that they don’t – Sarah Smith

You can’t make your family accept you, you can only accept that they don’t  By Sarah Smith My sister wouldn’t talk to me for almost five years. The original story from my perspective was she was mad at me for not working while I was getting multiple panic attacks a day while pregnant with my [...]

By | 2018-01-01T20:54:04+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments