Brien Blatt – Schizoaffective

What is Schizoaffective? Schizoaffective disorder is a type of mental illness which is essentially a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. There are actually two types of the disorder. The first type is Bipolar, which has episodes of mania and depression; and then there is the depressive type, which only includes episodes of major [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:48:31-07:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finlay Games – SELF-HARM: AN OLDER MALES PERSPECTIVE

There is so much stigma and misinformation around the topic of self-harm, commonly, it's associated with young female teens and often seen as a trend or as a way to get attention. Let me tell you that if someone is hurting their self; they need your attention. Nobody hurts themselves without reason. That person with [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:35:46-07:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

I Am A Washed Out Indigo

My Father is a Man of the Woods, and my Mother a Woman of the Wind. Their record collection, now combined and collecting dust on a shelf in the basement, is organized alphabetically and chronologically according to each artist’s history of creating sound. It begins somewhere around ABBA and plods along to Point Z, where [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:29:18-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week   NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is hosting Come As You Are for the week of  February 25 - March 3, #NEDAwareness Week. The organization works tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA aims to be a “catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality [...]

By |2019-03-01T14:27:04-07:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schizophrenia, Stigma, and the Pressure to Tell Everyone About It

by Allie Burke Spoiler alert: you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I happened to be scrolling Twitter yesterday and came across a tweet that suggested something about mental health and advocacy that I hadn’t ever considered before. […]

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By |2019-02-28T20:19:36-07:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Schizophrenia|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Kira McCarthy – The Eating Disorder Symptoms we Don’t Talk About

Eating Disorders have a higher mortality rate when compared with other mental illnesses. And yet it continues to be stigmatized and not talked about enough. Diet culture is pervasive and clever, and the selling of “health” as a product we can consume affects all our choices, whether we are conscious of it or not. It [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:02:51-07:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments