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Chasing the Dragon of Bliss

by Lindsay Holmes Trigger Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of suicide and self-harm. In his song “Hurts So Good,” John Mellencamp had it almost right. Sure, love may sometimes hurt good, but not in the way I’m talking about. I’m referring to the sweet burning release from pressing and [...]

Anxiety Bees – Madhawi Karaya & Jessie Stevens

Anxiety Bees In my head there lives a little bee with anxiety. Sometimes he nicely walks around wiping down counters but most of the time he is buzzing and fussing and fighting and making a big old mess. I’m not sure when he moved in. I didn’t exactly invite him or any of his friends [...]

By |2018-12-05T12:46:13-08:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment

Mariah Warren

"I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way."- The Moody Blues Merriam-Webster offers several definitions of the word “shock.” Two, in particular, stand out to me: 1) “a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance/something that causes such disturbance, and 2) sudden stimulation of the nerves and convulsive contraction of the muscles caused [...]

By |2018-04-22T14:43:35-08:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better

Why I Waited Too Long To Feel Better The top 10 places panic attacks have hit throughout the years of my life: Under a table in California. In a movie theater. In a restaurant after worrying I’d eaten too fast. In a meeting at a huge, round table where I couldn't hide. In my bed, [...]

By |2018-04-17T20:57:06-08:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

Prozac and Nail Biting

Prozac stopped my nail biting I used to be a nail biter. I can remember biting my nails from the time that I was a small child (probably only six or seven) I would do it when I was nervous because I needed something to focus on rather than anxiety . But at the time [...]

By |2018-04-13T07:09:03-08:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s just the grocery store

It's just the grocery store. I don't know why I can't go there. It's not something I want to hide from. I need to get food, feed myself. I don't know why I am so afraid, so anxious, to go there. I tell myself all I have to do is get in the car. All [...]

By |2018-01-06T02:28:49-08:00January 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Brooke Bowie

When someone says they “literally had an anxiety attack” when something stressful happens, try thinking about this next time. An anxiety attack is two words I would love to never say again, never have again, and it hurts when you hear someone use a term that is utterly devastating to you as a joking phrase. [...]

By |2017-04-11T15:08:32-08:00April 8th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Steve Austin – What’s it Like to Feel Crazy?

What's it Like to Feel Crazy? The other day at work, I couldn’t take any more. I grabbed my water bottle and keys and followed the road near my office complex until it led me to the highway. For 45 minutes, I drove. Where I went didn't matter. The trees blurred past my car windows [...]

By |2017-02-13T08:06:12-08:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |0 Comments

TINYLETTER.COM/CRYING Eve Peyser

TINYLETTER.COM/CRYING Eve Peyser I began sending out a newsletter every time I cried because I thought it would be funny. A compulsive journaler obsessed with keeping track of my various mental health issues—depression, anxiety, severe suicidal ideation, ADHD—I never had much desire to keep any of my mental health issues a secret. Talking about what [...]

By |2017-02-09T15:59:07-08:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Depression|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Peter Michael Marino

"Socially Anxious Artist Seeking Anxiety-Causing Opportunities" In the middle of a recent holiday party, a friend discovered me in the kitchen washing dishes. “Why are you doing that now?” she asked. “I need a break from the people,” I sheepishly replied. “But, it’s your party. There are only six people here. Come on! You’re in [...]

By |2017-01-10T21:03:22-08:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments