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Kira Dorothy – Changes

Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'. - Bob Dylan [...]

By |2019-09-06T14:48:44-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Chris Morris – One Year Later

One year ago today, I shuffled out of the psych ward. They said I was ready to face the world again, and that my suicidal thoughts were under control. I wasn’t so sure. I knew the demons that I still faced every morning, and every night, and every moment in between. But, I was apparently [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:13:35-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kira Dorothy – Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers.

Today I read, "growth is painful. change is painful. but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong." I don't feel stuck these days. I feel like I am learning to fly. As I am learning to fly, I wanted to use a butterfly metaphor ... but then I decided that moths [...]

By |2019-08-16T14:11:09-07:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Thea DeSilva

My name is Thea, and I’ve been living with schizoaffective depressive type for a long time. It’s been maybe fifteen years since I started going to the psychiatric hospital. I’ve identified a few triggers that contribute to increased symptoms of schizophrenia. I try to live a life that’s simple and that doesn’t contribute to symptoms. [...]

By |2019-08-16T14:01:16-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Raymond Regan – Words Do Count

We use anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 of the 171,476 basic words that make up the English language. Words make us human. Novelists use words to tell stories that make us laugh or cry. Lawyers mix words and confound us with pages of secret code. Language entertains us; we use it to share joy, to [...]

By |2019-08-15T12:56:59-07:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Maria Scazzero – Fall and Rise

By the age of 6, I had been to see more psychiatrists than I ever wanted to - 6,10,15 – I’ve lost count. So many faces they just disappear. My parents searched far and near for help but all they got was sorry there is nothing for her here. Unnecessary pain and suffering dominated my [...]

By |2019-08-12T11:34:34-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Tyler Wittkofsky

Let me preface this by saying this: five years ago, I was diagnosed with #BipolarDisorder, #Depression, and Severe #Anxiety. After fifteen years of dealing with it alone, I had finally sought help. I went so long because I was ashamed of not being ‘normal’, but I have come to realize that none of us are [...]

By |2019-08-12T11:17:55-07:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments