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The Schizophrenia Collective: The Unique Nature of Schizophrenia

Dear Stigma Fighters Community, I want to say thank you for welcoming me into your hearts to open up about living with schizophrenia. That is not always the case – I have lost many friends simply by saying I am Schizophrenic, and though schizophrenia is not always the most talked about disorder, even in most [...]

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

Stigma Fighters: Dann Alexander

Cuts to Mental Health Services – Risky Business With more mental health awareness comes more education. In an ideal world this should translate into more accessibility to more services. Canada prides itself on being a country with supposed universal access to healthcare. We are lucky here to have it. No argument there. Canadians do pay [...]

By |2016-05-09T15:50:19-07:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Matthew Eaton

Is admitting being a victim of child sexual abuse courageous? There are times I doubt this power as I look at myself in the mirror. I am still remarkably human. The hair fades in color and quantity. The waist still expands as if my stomach had a mind of its own. I still have flaws, [...]

Stigma Fighters : Nabilah Safa

The world was spinning again. It was as though I could hear everything and nothing all at once. A constant buzzing of sound. A voice that I didn’t recognize was trying to explain something, but what was that voice trying to say? It was important, very important. Why didn’t they understand? Why was she looking [...]

Stigma Fighters : Alana Romain

This Is What Depression Looks Like Earlier this year, I came off of my antidepressant medication. It was a poorly thought out decision, (I have a pretty difficult history with depression and mental illness), and I did it cold turkey, even though I knew better. Still, I thought I’d be okay. I wasn’t okay. The [...]

Stigma Fighters : Jonathan Harnisch

The Delusional Thinking Process: To the Victor Go the Spoils   In the old days of war, the winning army pretty much got to loot the countryside and take what they wanted—wealth, crops, women, whatever. These would be the spoils of victory. In a relatively civilized setting, we tend to use this term symbolically or [...]

By |2015-09-22T08:46:43-07:00September 27th, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Mood|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : William Thomason

"How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?" I recently returned to the Terry Pratchet novel Night Watch, the first novel I read in the Discworld series.  There is a song in the book referencing an instance of bravery and sorrow at who won't be around to sing it later.  That, and it being [...]

Stigma Fighters : Peter M. Olsen

A trigger warning to those whose lives have been touched by suicide. This is a very raw, honest account of my suicide attempt in mid-2012. These are thoughts and feelings I had in the moments leading up to my suicide attempt. This in no way, shape, or form represents my current state of mind today. [...]