Tag Archives: end the stigma

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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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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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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Guest Post: My Life with Anorexia

‘Attention seeker’, ‘diet gone wrong’, ‘stick insect’, ‘grow up’. I’ve heard these all before, how apparently I am crying out for attention, on a diet gone wrong to become a stick insect and to get better I must grow up. … Continue reading

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Life After Recovery

It just occurred to me to write this blog post because I thought it would interest a lot of people. You hear the word “recovery” and you may have an idea about what it means, but once recovery happens…what’s next? … Continue reading

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Music and Mental Illness Recovery

This is a post that I originally wrote and published on February 20th, 2010. Music has the power to influence people’s emotions; it can make them happy, sad, or angry. Music can also aid in the recovery of mental illnesses. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About Self-Injury

**Trigger warning: this post talks about what self-harm is, including different ways to self-harm. If you think this may be triggering for you,  please do not continue reading.** Self-injury is when someone intentionally hurts themselves. These behaviors include cutting, burning, … Continue reading

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