Tag Archives: mental health

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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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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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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