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Lo Potter – Alexithymia in 2020 America

Alexithymia in 2020 America We bring in each item: one at a time wipe it down with a Clorox wipe Shadows crossing the threshold My throat tightens My stomach turns My face remains the same Northern winters subside early Plans to landscape the yard Keep Busy Find joy in connecting with the earth My enthusiasm [...]

By |2020-05-17T18:59:08-07:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Josh Grant-Young – Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story: Introduction ----------------------------------------------- Telling one’s story is complicated. Often, the stigma and uninformed or deeply ignorant opinions someone with mental health conditions display precisely why storying is crucial. To give an account of one’s first-hand experience with various aspects of our day to day lives gives a new life to issues that, [...]

By |2020-05-12T12:58:57-07:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|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 |2020-01-09T18:47:15-07:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

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 |2019-12-19T08:45:13-07:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments