An anonymous guest blogger shares that the darkness of her depression is nothing to be ashamed of.
Rachel has always talked to her alters. They have allowed her to gain real, truthful insight into how they work, what they think and feel. This is how she has survived Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Genevieve felt so much shame around her depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation because she felt she should be able to deal with it alone. It took telling professionals and her family to get the help she needed.
Jeremy has struggled with medication resistant mental illness (self-harm, bipolar, schizophrenia, suicide ideation) his whole life. He gives us a glimpse into his life as he tries to survive feeling chronically empty.
Raped in her freshman year of college, Laurie couldn’t find anyone to help her get justice. Her mental health spiralled downward. After 4 years of crying for help, it took 1 person to notice for her to begin to fight her way out.
Eating disorders aren’t always about weight loss. Sure, that may be a contributing factor, but that’s not all there is to it. Riya Dharne’s story will reflect how one eating disorder can take the form of another over time.
For Heather England, it wasn’t until high school that she realized her family wasn’t how families are supposed to be. Her father’s bipolar diagnosed would eventually lead to her own.