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

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

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

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