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Mariah Warren

"I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way."- The Moody Blues Merriam-Webster offers several definitions of the word “shock.” Two, in particular, stand out to me: 1) “a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance/something that causes such disturbance, and 2) sudden stimulation of the nerves and convulsive contraction of the muscles caused [...]

By | 2018-04-22T14:43:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better The top 10 places panic attacks have hit throughout the years of my life: Under a table in California. In a movie theater. In a restaurant after worrying I’d eaten too fast. In a meeting at a huge, round table where I couldn't hide. In my bed, [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:06+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Prozac and Nail Biting

Prozac stopped my nail biting I used to be a nail biter. I can remember biting my nails from the time that I was a small child (probably only six or seven) I would do it when I was nervous because I needed something to focus on rather than anxiety . But at the time [...]

By | 2018-04-13T07:09:03+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s just the grocery store

It's just the grocery store. I don't know why I can't go there. It's not something I want to hide from. I need to get food, feed myself. I don't know why I am so afraid, so anxious, to go there. I tell myself all I have to do is get in the car. All [...]

By | 2018-01-06T02:28:49+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Brooke Bowie

When someone says they “literally had an anxiety attack” when something stressful happens, try thinking about this next time. An anxiety attack is two words I would love to never say again, never have again, and it hurts when you hear someone use a term that is utterly devastating to you as a joking phrase. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:08:32+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Steve Austin – What’s it Like to Feel Crazy?

What's it Like to Feel Crazy? The other day at work, I couldn’t take any more. I grabbed my water bottle and keys and followed the road near my office complex until it led me to the highway. For 45 minutes, I drove. Where I went didn't matter. The trees blurred past my car windows [...]

By | 2017-02-13T08:06:12+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

TINYLETTER.COM/CRYING Eve Peyser

TINYLETTER.COM/CRYING Eve Peyser I began sending out a newsletter every time I cried because I thought it would be funny. A compulsive journaler obsessed with keeping track of my various mental health issues—depression, anxiety, severe suicidal ideation, ADHD—I never had much desire to keep any of my mental health issues a secret. Talking about what [...]

By | 2017-02-09T15:59:07+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Depression|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Peter Michael Marino

"Socially Anxious Artist Seeking Anxiety-Causing Opportunities" In the middle of a recent holiday party, a friend discovered me in the kitchen washing dishes. “Why are you doing that now?” she asked. “I need a break from the people,” I sheepishly replied. “But, it’s your party. There are only six people here. Come on! You’re in [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:03:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Vincent J. Fitzgerald

To Be Both Client and Clinician By Vincent J. Fitzgerald I sit in serene, soft light and contemplate what is safe to share, and what I should withhold. My war against anxiety is fought on many fronts, and I am battle weary from its barrage of multiple manifestations. Across from me a person waits for [...]

By | 2016-06-03T05:15:09+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Ben Fama Jr.

As a male living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, it often takes us years to figure out what is wrong with us, and sometimes we create a lot of destruction in the wake of even finding out that something is wrong. It’s hard to remember exactly when my story began, but I can [...]

By | 2016-05-27T12:31:37+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments