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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3 Steps To Loving Yourself + Love Yourself Challenge

“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”  We’re told all the time that it’s important to love ourselves.  What people don’t realize is that it can be hard to have self confidence when you’re dealing with a mental illness.  The feeling of not doing anything right is hard to shake.  Feeling like a burden to others […]

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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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