recent mental health

Contemplating the unspeakable

If you are contemplating suicide, please seek help. You are worth life and you are not alone. 1–800–273–8255 age: 20-something writing the unspeakable I hate ...

What is Trauma?

Trauma is when an incident or series of events overwhelms someone’s normal ability to cope. The psychiatrist Mardi Horowitz explains that trauma shatters a person’s ...

You Are Worth Life, Even If You Want to Give Up

If you are hopeless, want to give up, or are contemplating suicide. Please take a minute to read this and call someone. You aren't alone. ...

The Internet Can Help Trauma Survivors— But It Can Harm Them, Too

I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several years ago, and despite being proactive in treating it, I am still bent by its ...

College student and wondering if this is depression

Autumn 2006 - Age 19 Is this depression? I have class tomorrow morning, but I can’t sleep. I am so nervous about everything that I ...

Alcoholic spiraling towards rock bottom

Tuesday, Spring, Age - late 20s Alcoholic Spiral As therapy was ending yesterday, I started crying a lot. It’s just, I’m trying so hard but ...

domestic violence

Why I am airing my dirty laundry

The reason I am so candid and painfully honest in my writing is because I wish someone had been this way when I was at ...

Making a living

I'm a survivor. I am here to create more survivors and fewer situations from which we must survive. I don't write about mental illnesses and ...

Ten Things Survivors Should Know About the Title IX Rollback

There are some important things that survivors should know about the Title IX rollback. Sexual violence advocates, survivors, and allies are reacting strongly to the rollback ...

Cutting Domestic Violence Programs is Dangerous

The current political climate in the United States is putting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the police officers who respond to their emergency calls in greater danger. ...

Why Do People Return to Domestic Abusers?

It never fails. Whenever a high-profile relationship goes public with domestic violence accusations, the internet will buzz with people who withhold sympathy for the alleged ...

Why I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

To take care of myself in the months preceding my wedding I had to make a conscious effort to not dive into dieting. Wedding weight ...

addictions

College student and wondering if this is depression

Autumn 2006 - Age 19 Is this depression? I have class tomorrow morning, but I can’t sleep. I am so nervous about everything that I ...

Alcoholic spiraling towards rock bottom

Tuesday, Spring, Age - late 20s Alcoholic Spiral As therapy was ending yesterday, I started crying a lot. It’s just, I’m trying so hard but ...

Making a living

I'm a survivor. I am here to create more survivors and fewer situations from which we must survive. I don't write about mental illnesses and ...

The Family and Medical Leave Act and Addiction Treatment

The United States does not have a great health care system to help people with substance use disorders (SUD). At every socioeconomic level, treatment is ...

How to Stay Sober on Vacation

Summer is here and the warmth radiating into the office window conjures up dreams of poolside lounge chairs and remote sun-kissed beaches. While you mentally ...

Willpower Doesn’t Keep Me Sober

I've gotten a significant amount of side eye from acquaintances who hear I quit drinking the day after a binge. They think either I have ...

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