When You’re Down

When you're down I will be there. Yeah, I mean me - depression. Sorry, I didn't introduce myself. But I mean, you know me well enough already right. I'm not trying to be rude, but there are so many different kinds of "me." Which form of depression do you have in your brain? Oh sorry, which [...]

By | 2017-08-09T14:17:00+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Katie Troia

I am 24 years old, and I was diagnosed with Bipolar II when I was 19 after years of struggling with mental health. A little over a year ago was the first time I learned about ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). ECT is a kind of treatment that you only consider as a last resort. I had [...]

By | 2017-08-02T14:35:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Wait around for an answer to appear

Sometimes there's no answer in sight. I can see the road ahead and there are three forks, but which way do I go? I've never been particularly good with decisions and this is no different. I want to figure out the "answer" and I keep going over the song lyrics and hoping they will provide [...]

By | 2017-08-02T10:19:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

If I Could

If I could I would tell him exactly how I feel, but I don't. If I could I would feel comfortable with the number 13, but I'm not. If I see it I need to make it 14. If I could I would step on a crack. But I don't because I'm afraid of what [...]

By | 2017-07-31T15:58:21+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ryan Moulton

Many years ago I intended to tell my story for the It Gets Better campaign. In those days, I was a successful business executive despite having never finished high school, having been homeless and struggling at 16 years old. Through a series of fortunate and unfortunate events, I managed to survive, not unscathed, but I [...]

By | 2017-07-29T11:31:22+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Say What You Mean

I have trouble saying what I mean. I am a blunt person, but saying what I mean is hard when I feel like the person on the other end is going to judge me. I'm beginning to learn that even if they DO judge me, it is not a reflection of me or my feelings. [...]

By | 2017-07-31T15:53:12+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Andrea Vermillion-Guy

“The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.” -Joss Whedon Getting out of bed this morning is a struggle. Everything feels tender and sore, both physically and emotionally, and part of me tries again to convince the other part of me that it would be so much better to stay under the covers all day. I’ve [...]

By | 2017-07-28T10:43:47+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment