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 |2019-11-08T13:51:20-07:00November 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|0 Comments

Teleaha Dozier-Grady – My Mental Health Journey

Childhood I know I did not have anxiety or depression when I was a kid. Yes, I was anxious about getting friends because I was a shy and quiet person. I also knew I had a hard time making friends because of it. So, my mother enrolled me in an after-school program and dance classes. [...]

By |2019-06-21T14:26:42-07:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Judy Ryan Hall – Spidey Senses

My daughter, Samantha, was seven-years-old when she was diagnosed with an “unspecified mood disorder.” This is what doctors usually say when they don’t want to tell you a hard truth – in our case it was early-onset bipolar disorder (as opposed to major depressive disorder or seasonal affective disorder) and we were in for years [...]

By |2019-06-15T11:15:38-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sarah Smith – You can’t make your family accept you, you can only accept that they don’t

My sister wouldn’t talk to me for almost five years. The original story from my perspective was she was mad at me for not working while I was getting multiple panic attacks a day while pregnant with my first son. At one point she even told me “Fuck your therapist and fuck your doctor, you [...]

By |2019-06-07T08:16:25-07:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments