Libby MacPhee

Title: Its All in Your Head My mom should have known. I started complaining about nausea starting at age 10. She thought I was faking it and made me go to school anyway. When I went to sleepovers, nausea would kick in just before bedtime and she was annoyed when she had to come to [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:59:17+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Natalie Westcott

November 2012, the month I nearly didn’t survive. Attending Uni in Wagga was meant to be a dream come true, studying the degree I had always wanted. Well my first 2 years of uni were a little bit more of a struggle than I thought. I never thought it would happen, but I got homesick. [...]

By | 2017-12-01T09:03:45+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Money Can Prevent People From Getting Help

Money Can Prevent People From Getting Help By Sarah Fader, CEO, Stigma Fighters In the United States, it can be difficult to find help for your mental health issues unless you are wealthy. Poor people who don't have access to private insurance have a hard time finding therapists or psychiatrists because most competent clinicians only take [...]

By | 2017-12-02T10:59:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Elsbeth van der Poel

In 1990, when I was 15 years old I had my first depression. At first I was just a “grumpy teenager”, but soon it was clear to my parents that this was not “normal”. At that time people did not really speak about depression or mental health. Not in my village in the Netherlands, anyway. [...]

By | 2017-12-01T08:43:51+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

How to be in a relationship with someone who has mental illness

Relationships are hard regardless of the two people involved. When one partner has mental illness there are specific challenges. As people living with mental illness, we want the same things that every human being wants: to be loved, valued, and respected. We deal with different challenges then neurotypical people, but we still have the same [...]

By | 2017-11-30T19:45:37+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

What was wrong with my head

I started getting headaches at work. At first I thought that they were just due to the stress of my job. But when they didn’t go away I knew something was wrong with me. I thought maybe it was something to do with my brain. I wondered if there was something really wrong. That’s when [...]

By | 2017-11-30T19:45:18+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Is Mindfulness Some Hippy Dippy Shit? By Aaron Smith

My first thought was, “This is some hippy-dippy shit, right?” Mindfulness sounded like something for crunchy granola type people, something for people trying to get in touch with the harmony of the universe or align their chakras with crystals and bath salts. It sounded corny. It sounded like a reincarnation of the fake it till [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:03:59+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

Before we spend our lives together

Before you marry me you should know that I'm crazy. I'm not saying that because I want to scare you, I'm saying that because it's true. Also, don't be upset that I'm calling myself crazy. I have a right to do that. It's my brain, my body, and my life. You would be more upset [...]

By | 2017-11-25T20:08:09+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments