An invitation to write for Stigma Fighters

I would like to invite you to take part in a special 5-week series to raise awareness about mental illness.

Health Without Mental Health: A misunderstanding

As an adolescent, I could explain what physical and social well-being was perfectly. I was however as lost as a needle in the ocean when it comes to explaining what mental well-being is. Physical illness was not new to me. After all, I have been down with fever at several times. Even though the evidences [...]

By |2020-05-26T09:45:30-07:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

Katey Whiteman – “Little Miss Sunshine”

When I was a little girl, I watched my older brother struggle with alcoholism. It broke my heart to see him go from a thriving, smart, hard-working basketball player with tons of natural talent, to a racist loner who would rather spend time with a bottle than family or friends. He's ten years older than [...]

By |2019-09-24T10:56:42-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment