Self Esteem is Bullshit – Aaron J. Smith @CulturalSavage

We grew up with self-esteem We grew up with this notion that to be happy, we needed to have good self-esteem. We were taught to be self-confident, assured, secure in ourselves. We were told to fake it till you make it, to project a sense of self-esteem even when we didn’t like ourselves. This thinking [...]

By | 2018-07-08T12:01:48+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Laurel Roth Patton

HypersexualityMaySometimesBeAtrocious By the time you wonder if you’re manic, you already are. I check off symptoms on the Goldberg Mania Questionnaire, hoping I don’t meet the highest score, florid mania. Ivan Goldberg was pretty clever. Loss of interest in eating and sleeping? Definitely. Hypersexuality? Nope. But before the plane takes off on my way home [...]

By | 2018-07-04T08:34:38+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Vincent Leao- The Shame of Hyper-Sexuality

Shame is a stronger, more-lasting emotion than love or grief. It’s can stain one’s soul in shades that never lighten or fade with time. Sex is so often the earliest lesson plan in shame. There are expectations and attitudes which are acceptable within contexts we learn through trial and error, standards to cleave to demonstrate [...]

By | 2018-07-03T08:40:09+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Dreaming of My Therapist But Not Stalking Her – Statia Manger

So, after I nearly took my own life back in 2011, it was only that point in my mental history that I really focused on being real with myself. I went through a lengthy outpatient program. I found a (nother) therapist. She was one of many. There have been so many therapists that have floated through [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:35:37+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drowning – Budgie Bigelow

I’m drowning. I’m drowning and I’m terrified. The water is deep, dark, and cold. I’m so close to my house, but there’s nobody around to help me. I reach out, my white hand breaking the dark water, grasping for someone, anyone. But there’s no one. My hand falls, rippling the water as it goes back [...]

By | 2018-06-28T23:53:32+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elspeth Roake

Mental Illness and its Pain Pain is universal, varied, and subjective. An evolutionary deterrent and motivator, in some ways essential, in some ways utterly pointless. It can provide common ground, or be the most isolating of experiences. Everyone falls somewhere within its range. My pain came from depression. Not everyone experiences depression in this way; [...]

By | 2018-06-25T07:14:39+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Linla – Hello Bipolar

Saying Goodbye to My Blog, "Hello Bipolar Linla" The last thing I posted on my blog was on December 2nd, 2017. That post was titled, “It’s Been A While…” and in that post I wrote the following: “I am scared of the future because I have no clue what is going to come next. I [...]

By | 2018-06-24T15:32:30+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments