Why I talk openly about going to therapy

Many years before I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder I felt like there was something wrong with me. As a teenager I often felt an emptiness that was inexplicable and found it hard to feel genuinely happy most of the time. I felt guilty because my loved ones tried their best to make me…

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Little Things That Make Your Heart Smile

As a mental health advocate I dedicate my life to educating people about the importance of good mental health and fighting to end stigma surrounding mental illness. In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, I believe it is incredibly important that we take this opportunity to communicate with one another about our struggles, so that we…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Body Image Before Considering Plastic Surgery

I lived most of my life feeling like my body was inadequate. As a young kid I felt awkward and thought I was too thin and too tall. Once my body started developing during my early teens, my breasts increased in size very quickly, and never really stopped growing through adulthood. I was quickly labeled…

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Cold Sunny Days of Winter

Surviving low temperatures and seasonal affective disorder The first thing I notice when I wake up, besides the harrowing weight of existence, is the light that sneaks into my bedroom through the gap above my curtains. I can’t always tell weather it’s sunny or cloudy out. Most days, I don’t check the weather forecast beforehand,…

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If Depression Was A Post Card

Remind me to order post cards for next winter. Not Christmas cards, not engagement announcement cards (been there, done that) not any celebration cards, just a reminder card. Do they make “depression announcement” cards? I think that’ll be an efficient way to inform my family and friends about how I feel for a few months…

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