recent mental health

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

January 14, 2018 Photo by Xavier Sotomayor on Unsplash I’ve bounced in and out of therapy since I was in high school. I had a ...

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

January 12, 2018 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash It's more authentic to trust in the ability of others to narrate their own experience without your ...

Dissociating is like being stuck in my head but not my body

Dissociation, Date Unknown I’m struggling right now. A whirlpool sucked me under and spat me out at the back end of a riptide. Instead of ...

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 ...

domestic violence

Retracting Allegations of Abuse is Not Proof – Trauma and Memories

Retracting an abuse allegation is not proof that the abused is lying or that the alleged abuser is innocent. Rape is amongst the most underreported ...

Stigma Punishes Victims, Helps Perpetrators

Over the holidays, I got into a heated debate at the dinner table over the most effective way to combat racism. This interaction shed light ...

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 ...

Student debt made the domestic violence against me worse

Amount of debt: $85,000 Source of debt: College Estimated time till debt free: Decades Debt wasn’t something I could talk to my boyfriend about. In ...

Why Are We Surprised by Leniency for White Rapists

With Stanford rapist Brock Turner being released from prison Friday after a laughably short sentence, it’s time to look at privilege. Again. [Content warning: sexual ...

10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery

Childhood is defined by culturally set boundaries which have changed throughout human history. The acceptable age to work varies depending on the culture, but child ...

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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