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Mental Illness

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Inside Illness

April 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

I don’t know exactly what this piece is about. Something about having illnesses, living with illnesses, loving people with illnesses. Something like that.

It’s like you’re climbing up a gravel-covered mountain. You may make some progress, but one false move and … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 132: Lost Train of Thought

January 25, 2016 | | 3 Comments

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s episode of the Can’t Talk Podcast, we talk about all the ways ADHD makes life fun and special. Or at least interesting.

Bell recommends: Diablo 3

Amelia recommends: Black … Read More

#iamstigmafree #almost

October 11, 2015 |

Please welcome new guest writer Karin with a beautiful post to round out Mental Illness Awareness Week. 



October 10 is the last day of Mental Health Awareness Week. Per usual, I am squeezing this in on the very … Read More

Cold and Broken Hallelujah

October 9, 2015 |

I’ve been putting this one off. Write about your mental illness. Be visible. Be brave! Sure, right after literally anything else this week. It’s been a rough week, feels-wise.

I’ve learned a lot in the last few years about anxiety, … Read More

Suicide Shaming: Part of the Problem

October 9, 2015 | | One Comment

A few years ago I went to see a new hairdresser. She was halfway through cutting my hair when she started talking about her ex-husband’s suicide.

He was selfish, she said. He did it out of spite. He did it … Read More

Why #IamStigmaFree

October 8, 2015 |

I’m not a subtle person. This isn’t an accident. I learned early in my high school career that tact wasn’t something I excelled in, and I responded to this new self-awareness by becoming the least tactful person I could manage. … Read More

My Depression Journey

October 8, 2015 |

The last time I wrote about depression I was just starting to combat it again. That was back in June, now we are into October, four months later, and I decided it’s time for an update. That the update coincides … Read More

The Youngest Daughter

October 7, 2015 |

Please welcome back guest writer Chachi Bobinks for a wonderful piece on social anxiety for Mental Illness Awareness Week.

I grew up in the very impoverished part of an affluent family. An honorably discharged Vietnam vet, my father shunned most … Read More

In the Trenches

October 6, 2015 |

I am Ness.

I am 31 years old. I am a journalist. I am a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter.

I have several chronic illnesses, and I have a mental illness—but I am not these things.

What I … Read More

My Amazing(ly Challenging) Kid

October 6, 2015 |

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please welcome back Rosie for a great piece on being the parent of someone with a mental illness. 

I have a daughter who will be 15 in December. We struggle with all the usual teenage … Read More