The Best and Worst U.S. States for Mental Healthcare Access

Mental healthcare access varies by state. When I moved from downstate to upstate New York, I had a hard time finding mental healthcare services that were appropriate for my conditions. There were resources available, but therapists were overbooked. Specialists didn’t know anything about Borderline Personality Disorder or trichotillomania. The realization that my perfect new home […]

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Partner With Anxiety

When it comes to supporting your significant other with their anxiety symptoms, it’s the small things that make all the difference. This post includes tips that anyone can utilize. You don’t have to be trained in suicide prevention or mental illnesses to help your partner! Use these suggestions to help your partner get through their anxiety, and to show them that you’re there for them.

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30 Struggles of Living With ADHD

I’ve wanted to write this post for some time, but I was hesitant because I personally don’t struggle with ADHD. I didn’t want to write a post that misrepresented the struggles of people with this condition. Even after talking to people with ADHD, receiving positive feedback, and editing it a million times, I was still […]

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43 Struggles of Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder that causes emotion dysregulation, making it hard to manage relationships with yourself and others. Like all mental illnesses, BPD is a serious condition. What’s scary about BPD is the fact that around 9% of people with BPD die by […]

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Why Trigger Warnings Matter

Ever since the word “triggered” became the subject of a meme, it’s hard for people with actual triggers to be taken seriously.  People use the word “triggered” as a hyperbole for being irritated or slightly uncomfortable, or to mock anyone that reacts to something in a way that other people don’t understand.  As a feminist, […]

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Walks For Mental Health Awareness

No mater what people are going through, everyone wants to know that they have support while they go through it.  When it comes to mental illness, people often feel alone. Between the stigmatization of mental illnesses, taking the stressful first step to seek help, and suffering setbacks, having a mental illness is a lot to handle. When people […]

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What You Need To Know Before You See ‘Split’ In Theaters

On January 20th, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film will be released in American theaters.  Split is a “psychological horror film” whose antagonist suffers from dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder).  In the movie, three teenage girls are kidnapped by a man named Kevin, who exhibits 23 distinct personalities.  The girls must convince one of his personalities to […]

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