Within dissociation, we can experience depersonalisation, which is the feeling of not being in your own body -– almost as if you are watching your life go by.
mental health
I thought that like mayonnaise and Celine Dion, depression was a white thing.
quitting smoking
Stop the cycle of self-destruction and move on with your life like a person who actually cares about your own wellbeing.
I’ve always been depressed, but that shouldn’t hold me back from traveling. I already have enough to worry about, from graduating university to saving for my next trip and planning where to go.
Today's my first free Thursday afternoon in over 3 years, and it feels weird-good.

Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30am | 131 comments

you are the advice columnist
mental illness
Lately, my mantra is "I am made of love." Yeah, it's kind of dumb, but that's OK. BECAUSE I'M MADE OF LOVE.
you are the advice columnist
We don't know how to tell her we don't want to live with her again because we know her reaction will be emotional, traumatic, and potentially dangerous.
mental health
If the son of a senator, someone with all the funds and resources in the world, is unable to access mental health care, imagine all the other people this is happening to who aren't making the news.
mental health
My goal has ultimately not been to find a professional who is trained in every one of my many inherent mental health challenges, but rather to find one that doesn’t fire me.
I fell asleep on the couch at 8pm and slept for 10 hours. Who am I anymore? The dark world of fall/winter is destroying me.
social anxiety
Once upon a time, a customer service rep asked for my phone number at the end of a call. Now, I avoid phone calls like the plague.
mental illness
With each new request, I feel this extreme conflict internally. How petty to resent him wanting to stay over when he says he feels “unsafe” at his home.
thought catalog
Everyone seems to have one, but no one seems to be one, or want to admit they are, or know that they are. But we do exist. And we are human beings.
My acupuncturist tells me that my liver is fatigued, and I know that antidepressants are harsh on the liver. So.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not, contrary to popular belief, a simple affinity for neatness and tidiness. It runs much deeper.
mental health
(Trigger warning for suicide and depression talk, y'all.) When I was 9 years old, I had this plan.
how not to be a dick
People with ADHD have gotten the “why don't you just pay attention/try harder/get organized” speech by well meaning and not so well meaning strangers, friends and family members hundreds of time.
mental health
Would they fire me? Would they judge me? Do they think I'm just making excuses? Was this a mistake?
Life can't always be a vacation, but it does it have to feel like this?
mental health
When we don’t pause to consider how traumatic experiences like suicide might trigger people on our timeline, we’re not only reactive we’re reckless.