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Challenging Anorexia

At a glance, it may appear my life is perfectly put together with my perfect family, good grades, an abundance…

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The Truth About Emetophobia

It was a relatively average day. My emetophobia (fear of vomit) was playing up no more than usual; I was…

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Trichotillomania Awareness

Trichotillomania is a recurrent compulsion to pull hair. The disorder is often misunderstood, and those who suffer from this condition…

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The Hardest Time

During the summer of 2011, I was starting to feel pretty rough. I’d out blacked twice – once walking down…

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How Misophonia Affects my Anxiety

Before I start, let’s have a quick show of hands. How many of you have heard of misophonia? I’m willing…

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Schizophrenia: 25 Years of Recovery

It was November 1989 when I entered the world of paranoid schizophrenia. It seemed that people were talking about me…

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World Bipolar Day

GRATITUDE I am very fortunate to have a family who look out for me and have my best interests at…

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Why Sharing My Sadness Online Makes Me Happier in the Long Run

As children, we are always told to be seen and not heard, and I was always a quiet child. I…

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One Act of Kindness Made All The Difference

Support for Mental Illness is Vital Lack of understanding I had my first taste of mental ill health at the…

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How to Write a Memoir Without Alienating Friends and Family

So you want to write a warts-and-all account of your mental health journey? Great. Thing is, it’s rare that anyone…

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