Author Archives: End the Stigma

My Culture & Stigma

The following is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for graduate school titled “My Cultural Background.” One aspect of our culture that sadly still exists is the stigma of mental illness. I suffered from depression and anxiety my … Continue reading

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“Unique’s Story…” By Stacey Lehrer

Unique always used to talk about writing a book about her life. She worked on it off and on for years, often telling me about a chapter she was working on or what part she planned to write about next. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Kate Topp

Don’t allow the fear and lack of education from others make you feel like a burden. Don’t allow them to tell you that you are ‘faking’ your illness. You know that something is wrong. You know within yourself that you … Continue reading

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Some Inspiration

I asked my followers on Twitter to share their favorite quotes with me, and here’s what they said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt “Dogs are not our whole life but they make our … Continue reading

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Bethany Yeiser’s “Mind Estranged: My Journey From Schizophrenia & Homelessness to Recovery”

After I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, I spent two years writing about my unexpected and full recovery from schizophrenia, which eventually became the book Mind Estranged. During those two years of writing, I spoke confidentially to groups of … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Tiffany Werhner, LMHC

My name is Tiffany Werhner, LMHC.  I am the President/CEO of Safety Harbor Behavioral Health and Counseling Center, Host of Moments of Clarity on http://www.tantalk1340.com (airs LIVE Wednesdays at 8pm EST) and I am publishing a book. It has taken … Continue reading

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(Guest Post) My Mental Illness Journey: Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder

I wasn’t fully diagnosed with Major Depression until about 3 ½ years ago. I’m currently 22, yet I believe my depression (maybe not so severe) started much earlier. You see, I grew up in a rather invalidating environment. My mom … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stigma in Relationships

Intimacy is the single most important and most terrifying part of a romantic relationship. A relationship can make the stigma of mental illness especially painful. In a relationship, it can make anyone feel like a moving target. So, how does … Continue reading

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Blogging for Mental Health 2015

“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2015 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. … Continue reading

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It’s Been One of Those Days…

You know those days when nothing seems to go right and everything is upsetting? That’s the kind of day I’m having so far. It’s only 1pm and I’ve already spent too much of today crying. It’s this kind of day … Continue reading

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