So much of grief is learning how to integrate our shadow selves into the rest of us.
I’m Giving My Eating Disorder Away
"I have to unconditionally surrender to the care and support of those around me. I have to be willing to let my heart be nourished just as much as my body."
Fatphobia in eating disorder recovery exists. And now my friend might die because of it.
"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
People-pleasing can be a result of trauma. It’s called ‘fawning’ — here’s how to recognize it.
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
Dear Body: A peace treaty with my queer, trans, and recovering body.
I’m breathless now, looking back at all the ways you would not back down from survival.
7 (Totally Wrong) Reasons I Didn’t Think I Had An Eating Disorder
Eating disorders are built on a house of lies, but if it's the only house you've ever lived in, you just won't see it that way.
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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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."