recent mental health

Expats, Depression, and Honesty

Now it is 11am on the 16th. I barely slept. My anxiety is through the roof. My heart is racing, my head is in a ...

The Scared Traveler, My Dirty Secret

I write for a living. I write about myself and about the world. The façade I put on is that I do not fear self-analysis. ...

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing ...

Domestic Abuse, It Happened To Me, It Can Happen To You

It's amazing what details humans can recall, some are forever lost while others hold on fast and you can never escape them. It was near ...

Homesickness – Life On The Move

I'm at the age now where everyone is having kids on purpose, at least three times a week someone I know on Facebook is getting ...

Candid Confessions: Silver Linings in Failure and Tragedy

I'm sure you've read one or more of these: "In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein "Everything happens for a reason." ...

domestic violence

Lack of Resistance is Not Consent, It’s Assault

January 4, 2017 Photo by Jake Davies on Unsplash TW: Sexual assault Sexual assault and harassment boil down to a violation of one basic principle: ...

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 ...

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

Binge eating at a holiday party

Photo by Alejandro Bonzo @alebonzo January 2, 2017 By Ronni Robinson I walked into the house party with my husband. I gave the proper hello, ...

Am I depressed or just introverted? The truth about friendships.

January 1, 2018 Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash A while ago, an article in the New York Times made the rounds. In equal parts ...

Eating obsessions and body negativity

Date: Late college and late winter Eating obsessions and body negativity Had a dream people were telling me that I was a whiny selfish brat. ...

suicidal and not giving up

If you are contemplating suicide, please seek help. You are worth life and you are not alone. 1–800–273–8255 August 2014, lost inside What is a ...

Drinking as Self-Harm

Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash In recovery, I have heard many stories about relapses that started because someone thought they could handle a drink ...

Drunk Watching Intervention

Photo by Tina Rataj-Berard on Unsplash My obsession with the show, Intervention, planted some warning flags in my line of vision. I had to fall over ...

addictions

Binge eating at a holiday party

Photo by Alejandro Bonzo @alebonzo January 2, 2017 By Ronni Robinson I walked into the house party with my husband. I gave the proper hello, ...

Am I depressed or just introverted? The truth about friendships.

January 1, 2018 Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash A while ago, an article in the New York Times made the rounds. In equal parts ...

Eating obsessions and body negativity

Date: Late college and late winter Eating obsessions and body negativity Had a dream people were telling me that I was a whiny selfish brat. ...

suicidal and not giving up

If you are contemplating suicide, please seek help. You are worth life and you are not alone. 1–800–273–8255 August 2014, lost inside What is a ...

Drinking as Self-Harm

Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash In recovery, I have heard many stories about relapses that started because someone thought they could handle a drink ...

Drunk Watching Intervention

Photo by Tina Rataj-Berard on Unsplash My obsession with the show, Intervention, planted some warning flags in my line of vision. I had to fall over ...

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Domestic Violence

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International toll-free
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Suicide Prevention

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IMAlive

Virtual crisis center
imalive.org

International

Listings of suicide hotlines worldwide
suicide.org
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Young People

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1-866-331-9474

Help with dating abuse for teens (USA based)
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Text “LOVEIS” to 22522
loveisrespect.org

1-800-422-4453 (4-A-Child)

Child abuse hotline (USA based)
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LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention
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Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
thetrevorproject.org

Crisis Support

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