Sparklle Rainne – The (Real) Reason That I Don’t Drive

If I hold my arms out, I can tell you which way is east and which is west. I can point up and down to tell you that the sky is “north,” and the ground is “south.” Behind the wheel, that changes. “Head east” does not make sense to me. I have to think extremely [...]

By | 2018-12-22T08:56:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tony Cocking

Ho Ho Horrible: My Newfound Battle with Christmas Depression We’ve all heard the stories about depression around the holidays. People cite increased suicide rates with the enthusiasm of a toddler showing off their newest toy, despite the fact that these statistics have been proven false. To dismiss December as being a ‘safe’ month, however, is [...]

By | 2018-12-20T19:25:44+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

I was born into a family of extraordinary women. Many of them ahead of their time; they went to college, started companies, donated to Planned Parenthood, long before any of those things were acceptable for their gender. My grandmother loved telling a story about how my great-grandmother stormed into the house one day demanding a [...]

By | 2018-12-18T14:22:33+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Patricia Novella – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder. The lights are dim and the music is blaring. There are drink orders being shouted at me while I’m in the middle of mixing, shaking, and pouring cocktails. The bartender working alongside me is on her phone. I roll my eyes. “Ding! Ding! [...]

By | 2018-12-18T14:01:11+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jesse Beringer – My Experiences with Anxiety

My Experiences with Anxiety By: Jesse Beringer Looking at other people’s submissions on this site, I couldn’t help but feel that my story wasn’t worthy enough in comparison to theirs. I read two different submissions about diagnosed bipolar disorder, as well as depersonalization disorder, and thought, “Man I had it easy compared to them. My story [...]

By | 2018-12-16T20:06:18+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments