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Yasemin Karisma

After withdrawing from the college of my choice in a state of depression, I returned home and experienced depersonalization. It felt like I was in a Snoopy cartoon where the adults were talking but it sounded like nonsense. In other words, my body felt disconnected from the my mind, my brain and my emotions. I [...]

Matjaz

*Trigger Warning: Suicide* I was admitted to the psychiatric hospital for the first time when I was 20 years old. It came after a long period of severe anorexia and malnutrition, progressive dysfunctionality and decline in my physical and mental health. What I didn't know back then, I'm 30 now, was that it's not because [...]

Zsakir Clark

It all started when I was about 16 or 17. I was doing drugs which led to a chemical imbalance. I woke up one day feeling off, paranoid. I went to my friends house and everything was off. I didn't trust them but I stayed. We went to the movies and the paranoia was so [...]

Tiziano Brignoli

In the spring of 2015, after a stay in a psychiatric ward, I was diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. For a long time, I struggled to accept my illness. I was ashamed of it. The very idea of talking about it to anyone was embarrassing to me as if having a mental illness made me [...]

By |2021-08-02T09:03:01-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: psychosis, Recovery, 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: Meridith

I majored in psychology, for a year or two at least, in college so I took plenty of psychology classes back in the early 90s. I remember taking one class in particular. It was called “Abnormal Psychology”. I remember learning about bipolar disorder and thinking, wait, other people don’t feel this way? Other, “normal”, people [...]

By |2016-04-23T06:24:22-07:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments