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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 |2017-01-10T21:03:22-07:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Vincent J. Fitzgerald

To Be Both Client and Clinician By Vincent J. Fitzgerald I sit in serene, soft light and contemplate what is safe to share, and what I should withhold. My war against anxiety is fought on many fronts, and I am battle weary from its barrage of multiple manifestations. Across from me a person waits for [...]

By |2016-06-03T05:15:09-07:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Ben Fama Jr.

As a male living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, it often takes us years to figure out what is wrong with us, and sometimes we create a lot of destruction in the wake of even finding out that something is wrong. It’s hard to remember exactly when my story began, but I can [...]

By |2016-05-27T12:31:37-07:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Matt Joseph Diaz

Being Good At Living With Mental Illness Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Have It “How do you just talk to people so easily?” she asked me. “I’d be so anxious.” “That’s my secret,” I replied, pulling out my best Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers voice. “I’m always anxious.” I’m often told, especially by people in mental [...]

By |2016-05-12T11:04:57-07:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Erika Reva

Part Of Me “Normal is illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” –Morticia Addams My life as a liar began when I was very young. I was an awful child. I made everyone in my life angry, constantly. I did very bad and horrible things every day. I was too [...]

By |2016-04-28T11:42:56-07:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Kevin L. Schwartz

Trigger warning - suicide  I think we can all agree life isn't worth living. The question is: are you too lazy to do anything about it? Most people are. Usually I am too. One day I wasn't, so I sliced open my wrists and downed a bottle of Klonopin and waited to fall asleep and [...]

By |2016-04-26T07:05:50-07:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Nicole Campbell

Land of the (not so stigma) Free I am livid. I am so frustrated and hurt that I am physically shaking. As someone who almost lost their life to a treatable condition because of negative stereotypes, misinformation, and stigmatizing jokes, I will not laugh when a presidential candidate insults their opponents by implying they are [...]

By |2016-04-10T07:50:41-07:00April 16th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Jenny Hill

Hello. I have wrote for Stigma Fighters previously about my Trich once before. You may or may not know what it is depending on if you've heard about it or have it yourself or perhaps know someone who has it. A month after I submitted my essay to Stigma Fighters I wrote another essay or [...]

By |2016-04-10T07:43:47-07:00April 15th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighters, Trichotillomania|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Rachel Gearinger

When you have a mental illness, it’s customary to look back on your life and try to decipher when it all started. I’ll start with this: I’ve always felt different. That might sound cliché, but it’s true. As a teenager, I was quiet. I spent a lot of time locked in my room reading books. [...]

By |2016-04-18T16:53:27-07:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Panic, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |3 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Berni B

Sickness, Stress and Self-doubt… And Then There’s Me…. By Berni OK, I was a miserable child, from what I remember. I was the only kid with glasses. I moved about because dad's work moved about. So I joined my junior school mid-year. Don’t ask me at what age. Anyway I was bullied at junior school [...]

By |2016-04-10T07:08:44-07:00April 13th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment