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

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

David. A. Katz

The Nature of the Beast BY: David. A. Katz July 7th 2018 We talking human nature here Remember the movie, ‘Dances with wolves? What I remember most, were two young male members of the tribe the soldier befriended. One is gay and accepted with disregard to his effeminate nature. The other is a non-neuro-typical warrior [...]

By | 2018-07-31T08:13:55+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Joanna C. Valente – That Time My Therapist Told Me I Wasn’t Raped — And Other Ways People Dismissed My Body

That Time My Therapist Told Me I Wasn’t Raped — And Other Ways People Dismissed My Body   I can’t remember when it started. I remember looking up at my mother, perhaps age 4, and she was trying to get me to eat a cookie, saying I wouldn’t get fat, that it was OK. I [...]

By | 2018-07-25T11:15:40+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment