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Hang in There – Carisa Collins-Caddle

Hang in There After seeking mental health help for 18 years, I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1, PTSD, and anxiety at 35 years old. I also sought help for substance use for nearly two decades. At 38 years old, after 22 years of active use, I was finally accepted into a dual diagnosis treatment center. [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:29:54-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stephanie Paige

Trigger warning- self-harm I have been diagnosed with depression for the last 26 years. I can barely remember a time when I didn't have it. Honestly, I probably was depressed since birth. It is just how my brain is wired. I have always been a chronic pessimist, seeing the glass fully empty. I was the [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:43:53-07:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sheetal Chand – Scattered Mind

Within a moment… it’s gone. The fully-formed sentences in prose form, as well as the captured ideas, vanish from my mind. A perfect essay that would have unfolded if it weren’t for my scattered mind. As I cracked my laptop open, all that remained was a faint memory. Ever heard of the cliché, “the memory [...]

By |2020-01-09T18:47:15-08:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Jack Agatston – Young and Addicted: How I Got Sober at 22

Getting sober has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in my life. Sometimes I have a chip on my shoulder when talking about it though. I’m only 22 years old, so I’m considered very young for someone getting sober. I’ve been the youngest person in numerous treatment centers I’ve gone through [...]

By |2019-12-19T08:45:13-08:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Sadie Gardner – The Jacket

When my great aunt passed away, I had a chance to look through her things and choose something that I wanted to keep. She never signed her will and while we did donate everything we could, we wanted to keep a few things to remind us of her. While looking through her closet, an olive-green [...]

By |2019-12-02T11:28:14-08:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Sparklle Rainne – The Importance of Compassion in Bulimia Recovery

Eating disorder sufferers receive a lot of blame for their condition. People see the behavior, but they don't see the illness. That's because it's a mental health condition; while you may see what's happening on the outside, you can't see the actual sickness. You can't see what's going on inside, and because of this, mental [...]

By |2019-11-08T13:51:20-08:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Abigail Okon – Oh, What Horrors OCD Holds

Looks from people passing by Their looks of pity asking why As though they think I have the answer But I am simply this puppet’s dancer. Embarrassed beyond all means, I just want to be like other teens. Praying that they won’t see, What is truly wrong with me. Metal chains wrapped around my wrists [...]

By |2019-10-31T11:59:45-07:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments