Tanya Contois

My mental illness feels like a sucking black hole most of the time. On a good day I feel like I have something pressing down on my chest, making it hard for me to breath. That’s my panic attacks. The sucking black hole is my major depressive disorder and agoraphobia. I have suffered with mental [...]

Stigma Fighters: Ruth Z Deming

WRITE POETRY, HE SAID At age 38, I was dancing and singing at the top of my lungs in my second-storey apartment, while my two young children slept peacefully in their bedrooms. The year was 1984 and I had no idea my brain was rattling and clanging inside as I experienced my first manic-psychotic episode. [...]

By |2016-01-03T10:32:32-08:00January 1st, 2016|Categories: Phobia, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Aleccia Lin Shaffer

Just Another Day: A Look At Life Inside By: Aleccia Lin Shaffer Everything can be summarized with a proper song. Everything. In my living room this morning, earbuds in, dancing like it was the 80's (and no one was looking) to my "Chill Out" song, I realized exactly what I wanted to tell my fellow [...]

By |2015-02-24T19:13:46-08:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Phobia|0 Comments