recent mental health

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 ...

Feeling Depressed Is Different Than Being Depressed

Feeling Depressed is Different Than Having Depression When I was a freshman in college, during a bout of severe depression I wrote in my journal, “In ...

I hate having depression

Winter Feelings 20-Something Years Old My depression is really bad lately. I find everything meaningless. I don't even feel happy in a quiet bit of ...

Getting my mental health back on track

March 2, 2018 Mental health back on track I finally saw a psychologist this week, for the first time since moving to Mexico. It was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

How To Practice Self-Compassion in 6 Steps

Photographer Giuseppe Milo Anyone can learn to be more compassionate towards themselves, here are 6 tips for how to practice self-compassion. I am the most ...

The Family and Medical Leave Act and Addiction Treatment

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash The United States does not have a great health care system to help people with substance use disorders (SUD). At ...

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

The author on her wedding day. Courtesy of Adrian Herrera of Victor Herrera Photographers To take care of myself in the months preceding my wedding ...

How to Stay Sober on Vacation

Photo courtesy of Giuseppe Milo at http://www.pixael.com/en/shop Summer is here and the warmth radiating into the office window conjures up dreams of poolside lounge chairs ...

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 ...

Opioids, Dissociation, and PTSD – The Shocking Connections

In the 19th century, the psychologist Ernest Hilgard was interested in hypnosis. In his research, he discovered that consciousness levels shift during hypnosis and that ...

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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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thetrevorproject.org

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