Janet Coburn – The Difference a Diagnosis Makes

  It has taken me over four decades to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Here’s how the journey went.   I knew when I was a child that there was something wrong with me. That was all too clear. I was told I was “too sensitive,” which meant to me that there was something [...]

By |2019-01-19T19:09:09-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anonymous – Overcoming Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  The past year has been quite a struggle and while we have made improvements, it is far from over yet. Raising a child with ODD brings stress and exhaustion as well as great disappointment in the mental health services that are being offered. The understanding and improvements that we have made so far were [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:40:15-07:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sparklle Rainne – The (Real) Reason That I Don’t Drive

If I hold my arms out, I can tell you which way is east and which is west. I can point up and down to tell you that the sky is “north,” and the ground is “south.” Behind the wheel, that changes. “Head east” does not make sense to me. I have to think extremely [...]

By |2018-12-22T08:56:53-07:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Patricia Novella – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder. The lights are dim and the music is blaring. There are drink orders being shouted at me while I’m in the middle of mixing, shaking, and pouring cocktails. The bartender working alongside me is on her phone. I roll my eyes. “Ding! Ding! [...]

By |2018-12-18T14:01:11-07:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mariah Ashlyn Elkes

I had few "constants" in my early life. We moved often and had no financial stability. Mental and emotional abuse by my stepfather made each day hard to predict. Physical and sexual abuse by my stepbrother, however, was consistent. Because we moved so often, and I had to say goodbye to so many, I learned [...]

By |2018-12-14T21:37:44-07:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We were all girls once & A story I carry by Mitochondrial Eve

Trigger warning - sexual abuse We were all girls once The men who assaulted me had assaulted other girls before me. They assaulted other girls after me. We’re part of the same rusted chain, those girls and I, the chain that tethers us together the same chain that tethers us to the gate on the [...]

By |2018-12-04T20:22:49-07:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments


Stigma Fighters - Michelle Joni CATHARSIS AND UNICORNS                                                   “The Queen of Play is Depressed!” This was my first subject line to the doctor who would soon become my first adult [...]

By |2018-11-10T10:15:59-07:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments