recent mental health

What Donald Trump’s Presidency Could Mean for Mental Health

Donald Trump is the President-Elect, and it is not good news for mental health care. Unlike Hillary Clinton, who had a comprehensive mental-health-care program as ...

How I Learned to Love Meditation

I spent so much time dulling my senses with alcohol, it wasn’t until I got sober that I could appreciate the intensity of this city. ...

Donald Trump is Just Like My Abuser

Content warning: Emotional abuse. I have not watched the presidential debates. I did not watch the GOP debates before that. I do not watch any ...

Defending Trigger Warnings: Trauma Survivor’s Perspective

I get it. Trigger warnings make some people roll their eyes, and the idea of safe spaces makes them gag. They just don’t get all ...

5 Happiness Tips When You Have PTSD

Living with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and her bluesy sister, depression, has drastically changed how I handle everyday life. PTSD changed me from a ...

Exhausted and anxious

Thursday, Summertime, Age - 26 Anxiety... I have the kind of fatigue normally attributed to all night study sessions or marathon training. Not the way ...

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 CC share, share-alike, no commercial use There are some important things that survivors should know about the Title IX rollback. ...


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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