"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
I preached body positivity — and sunk deeper into my eating disorder at the same time.
I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
If your ‘suicide prevention’ isn’t talking about the mental health system, you’re missing the point.
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide…
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If your goal in therapy is to ‘be happy,’ you might want to rethink that. Here’s why.
If your goal for therapy is impossible? You might give up before you ever get to the good stuff.
Yes, I have a ‘mental disorder.’ But it’s not being transgender.
Many of the people who still insist that being transgender is a 'disorder' don’t actually care about our mental health.
Transgender people shouldn’t have to lie about their mental health. But many do.
"I am absolutely terrified that my mental health status will be used against me."
10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health
After my friend's suicide, I realized something: We ask people to reach out. But we never explain how.
15 Mental Health Resolutions For The New Year
It's powerful to begin a new year by saying, "I'm choosing me."
For The Mentally Ill Folks Who Didn’t Think They’d Make It This Year
I'm hoping the person who needs this will read it.
I was misdiagnosed as bipolar for 6 years. I’m only now getting my life back.
Some people have the impression that once a mentally ill person seeks out help, it's only a matter of time before things get better. But that's not always true.