Somehow, in just a couple of weeks, I'd disclosed more to my online therapist than I had with my previous therapist that I'd worked with for over a year.
4 Ways Mentally Ill People Are Blamed For Their Struggles
We don’t deserve this. And we certainly didn’t ask for it.
4 Things the Queer Folks in My Life Taught Me About Resisting Toxic Masculinity
This community taught me not only what toxic masculinity demands of men and masculine people, but also the possibilities that exist outside of it.
My Least Favorite Obsession: Am I Making My Mental Illness Up?
It's not logical... but OCD isn't logical, either.
Trans People Too Often Harm Their Own. So Can We Talk About How to Do Better?
How many opportunities have we missed to make this community safer and more affirming because we were unwilling to make ourselves uncomfortable?
5 Ways to Lovingly Support Someone With C-PTSD
It can be as simple as noticing. As simple as validating us. As simple as saying, “I believe you.”
Mental Illness Taught Me to Fear Being Alone. Here’s What I Do to Cope.
"This won't be so hard," I tell myself. "It might even be fun." But the second night alone, I'm having a full-blown panic attack.
What I Wish My Loved Ones Understood About Being Suicidal
You may not understand my pain, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t valid.
My Beautiful, Borderline Mind
The self-hating borderline is the one that the world loves the most. It's an uncomfortable truth, then, when I tell people that I don't hate myself.
I Thought I Was Ugly. I Didn’t Realize It Was Gender Dysphoria.
"Ugly" was the only word I had to describe my dysphoria, which meant it flew under the radar for a long time.