Michael Deady

The voice, the confusion, the hurt. There’s days you get ready for the week ahead and you spring up out of bed and just cannot wait to get on with your day. Then there’s days where someone is telling you how shit your life really is. There’s someone telling you that your fucked, you made [...]

By | 2017-03-06T15:00:40+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kip Shubert – Safety from Stigma

Safety from Stigma Learning how recovery, addiction, and mental illness are so intertwined has been eye-opening in my three years of sobriety. Being able to see how my depression opened the door to the depths of addiction in my life now makes perfect sense. The stigma that comes with both addiction and mental illness is [...]

By | 2017-03-05T05:30:22+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Sober, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Sparklle Rainne

Me Vs. My Eating Disorder: How I realized that I was sick and learned to differentiate myself from my sickness By Sparklle Rainne My eating disorder began when I was only eight years old. It began with bulimia, but my diagnosis has changed multiple times throughout my life - I've been diagnosed with bulimia, anorexia, [...]

By | 2017-03-03T12:08:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

A Glimpse into My Manic Episode

Well, it’s back; the dreaded beast known as mania. I’m in the midst of a relapse and I’m so upset about it. I know exactly how it happened this time. I got sick with the flu and bronchitis about a week and a half ago. And because I was so overextended work-wise, my body took [...]

By | 2017-03-02T09:49:13+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Manic|0 Comments

Shauna Dinsart

Lips are moving. Mouths: opening and closing. Food being broken into digestible pieces. Smack. Smack. Smack. The noise gets louder. It can’t just be in my head. Someone is turning up the volume—someone is out to get me. My steady heartbeat begins pounding; harder and faster as the noise becomes louder and louder. Sweat drips [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:00:05+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

James D. Creviston

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Every October since as long as I can remember I have been sad, angry, confused, upset, and illogical. What about October made me upset? Was October just a weird month thanks to Halloween? Many people have feelings of depression, mood swings, and less energy during fall and winter. Some [...]

By | 2017-02-27T12:54:47+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Seasonal Affective Disorder, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jason

I can recall the very moment everything changed. I remember it clearly as if a wire in my brain became unplugged. I was at a friend’s house and I sat down on the edge of the fireplace to settle in for another movie. Except this time was different. Though my body physically stopped moving when [...]

By | 2017-02-24T08:15:12+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Panic|0 Comments

Taylor Nicole

I remember driving over the Gold Star bridge as a child (the summer before the fifth grade), on the way to an art fair with my mom, and seeing him. He appeared to be standing on the opposite side of the fence of the bridge, and if I remember correctly he was wearing shorts. My [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:50:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|1 Comment

To Burn or Mend That Bridge

I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with two loving parents who did their best to ensure my sisters and I had everything we needed. We had opportunities that many kids didn’t, and we always knew love and safety. Our home was not a broken one, and I never–not in a million [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:41:51+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Recovery|0 Comments