recent mental health

Depression isn’t weakness, but I don’t feel strong

July, Buenos Aires, 30 years old Depression comes to say hello Depression is not a weakness, but right now I don't feel strong. Depression is clawing ...

Weeding out anxiety

January 22, 2018 Digging up weeds When the things I enjoy drift away from me, it is never on purpose. I don't consciously self-sabotage when ...

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

January 16, 2018 Photo by joyce huis on Unsplash Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly called multiple personality disorder, is an extremely misunderstood condition related to ...

Mental Health Stigma Nearly Killed Me

Photo by Xavier Sotomayor on Unsplash I’ve bounced in and out of therapy since I was in high school. I had a lot of one-time-only ...

Waves of depression and hope

December, Playa del Carmen waves of depression and hope Currently struggling against this tide of depression that is trying to drown me. I don't want ...

How to Listen Someone’s Trauma Story

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash It's more authentic to trust in the ability of others to narrate their own experience without your outsider attempts to ...

domestic violence

Relationship Red Flags: Are You Dating an Abuser?

Photo by Abdi Lopez on Unsplash So, you're in a relationship, and something feels off. You don't know what it is, but you have an ...

Lack of Resistance is Not Consent, It’s Assault

Photo by Jake Davies on Unsplash TW: Sexual assault Sexual assault and harassment boil down to a violation of one basic principle: consent. Consent can ...

Where to Get Help for Suicide or a Mental Health Crisis

EMERGENCY RESOURCES AND CRISIS CONTACTS This page contains resources and contacts for crisis intervention and support. The focus with the information here is to provide ...

Why I am airing my dirty laundry

December 17, 2017 Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash The reason I am so candid and painfully honest in my writing is because I wish ...

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

Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky on Unsplash I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several years ago, and despite being proactive in treating it, ...

Ten Things Survivors Should Know About the Title IX Rollback

Photo by Joe Flood https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeflood/ CC share, share-alike, no commercial use There are some important things that survivors should know about the Title IX rollback. ...

addictions

i just want to drink

date: 10 days before sobriety Ever feel like you are just floating along an out of control current? Or perhaps it’s more like being surrounded ...

The Importance of Women’s Recovery Spaces

Photo by Erik Brolin on Unsplash Unbeknownst to me, what I needed was the company of people who were not men. Women’s meetings gave me ...

Is It Possible to Stay Clean Without Getting Sober?

Photo by Greta Schölderle Møller on Unsplash Anything is possible, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Physical dependence and substance use disorders are distinct conditions. Physical ...

Teaching Kids About Drugs: Alternatives to DARE

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash I remember the D.A.R.E. logo being plastered on posters hung in the hallways at school. At one point, I owned ...

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

Recovery Sayings When I started my recovery journey and started going to 12-step meetings I couldn't sit still. I literally couldn't sit still. I am ...

Weeding out anxiety

January 22, 2018 Digging up weeds When the things I enjoy drift away from me, it is never on purpose. I don't consciously self-sabotage when ...

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Domestic Violence

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Young People

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Help with dating abuse for teens (USA based)
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Child abuse hotline (USA based)
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LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention
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