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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26 Struggles You Know If You Have Trichotillomania

Trichitollomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out the hair on their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or anywhere else.  Attempts to stop lead to distress and are usually unsuccessful.  Sometimes, people call it “trich” because it’s shorter.  I’ve been dealing with trichotillomania since I was 14, and I tug at my hair nearly […]

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30- Day Self Care Challenge

Do you feel like you need to make more time for yourself?  2016 has come to a close, so to start the new year on a good note, I developed a 30-Day Self Care Challenge. Self-care is so important because it helps us to maintain our physical, emotional, and mental health.  Each day, I’ll be […]

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How To Make an Anxiety Tool Kit

An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times.  It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home.  I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.

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