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Surviving to Thriving: Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder

It was like taking care of a large family inside myself.

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

With the right information, we can fight the stigma and help the people we know who live with bipolar disorder.

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Surviving to Thriving: Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

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Unpacking Narcissism and Stigma

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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude

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How Time Line Therapy Has Helped Me

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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How My Daughter Reminded Me to Leave My Comfort Zone and Embrace Life

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Derealization: The Symptom That Makes the World Feel Unreal

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Changing the Conversation about Eating Disorders

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Understanding and Managing Psychosis

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Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia

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Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

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Parenting with a Mental Health Condition

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When Trauma Is Triggered at Work

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How Music Shaped My Mental Health Journey

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How Walking Has Helped Me with My PTSD Recovery

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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The Importance of Finding Acceptance on My Mental Health Journey

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From Pain to Pride: How Writing My Story Helped Heal My Trauma

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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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Recent Changes May Affect Access to an Important Medication

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How I Developed a Healthy Relationship with Exercise to Help My Mental Health

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Finding Reality Through Cartooning

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How Finding NAMI Was Pivotal to My Recovery

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Learning to Identify and Self-Manage Mania

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What I Learned from Experiencing Postpartum OCD and Depression

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Listening to the Whispers of Mental Illness Before They Turn into Shouts

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Weaving the Threads of Healing Through Writing

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How My Husband’s Untreated Symptoms Affected My Anxiety

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The Benefit of Support Groups When You Love Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Five Things to Say to a Loved One with Anxiety

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What to Do When You Love Someone with Depression

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Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Suicide

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When I Missed the Signs That My Son Has Schizophrenia

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How to Describe Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Don’t Understand

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Discrimination in Academia

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Why Labels Can Be Harmful When You Have Mental Illness

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Learning How to Maintain Employment with Bipolar Disorder

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How I Dealt with Mental Health Discrimination in the Church

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Overcoming Condition-Specific Barriers: Facing Anosognosia

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Exploring the Connection Between Trauma Healing and Physical Health

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Bipolar Depression: The Lows We Don’t Talk About Enough

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How Kate Spade’s Suicide Opened My Eyes to the Impact of Stigma

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What Are the Warning Signs of Depression in College Students?

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Reclaiming the Memories of My Sister

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Asking for and Accepting Help Saved Me

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How I Founded The Company I Needed During My Journey with OCD

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Veterans’ Mental Health Myths That Should Be Dispelled

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Buddhist-Derived Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder

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The Truth About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Addressing the Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Black Women

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Finding my Voice in Therapy as a South Asian

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Fighting Gender-Based Harassment and Depression

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Accepting My Sexuality in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Why We Need Better Representation of Borderline Personality Disorder

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The Not So Pretty Version of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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I Thought I Understood My Daughter's Mental Illness, But I Had No Idea

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Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Misrepresented Diagnosis

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Learning My Warning Signs Through Each Stage of My Life

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How to Predict Your Next Bipolar Episode

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Things I Didn’t Expect When I Became a Parent

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How a School Project Helped Me Face My Trauma

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Understanding Schizophrenia

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My Daughter’s First Episode of Psychosis

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Anxiety And Fear: What's The Difference?

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Myths and Facts of Bipolar Disorder

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A Mother’s Reflection Over the Loss of Her Son

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A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness

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Redefining My Normal After My Diagnosis

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Let My Journey with BPD Be Your Guide (Not Your Blueprint)

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How Biking Helped My PTSD

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The Power of Delusion

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The Pain of Not Seeking Help for My PTSD

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How Understanding My OCD Helped Me Manage It

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Three Psychiatric Facilities in Seven Weeks

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Schizophrenia Does Not Have Me

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Zoomed: My Experience with Online Group Therapy

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The Voices that Caused Me to Lose Everything

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Neuroplasticity II: Recovery After Jail

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Neuroplasticity: How I Survived Psychosis and Jail

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How the Mental Health System Failed Me

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A Plea for Compassion as Someone Who Was Arrested During Psychosis

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Reaching Out to a Loved One with Substance Use Disorder

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Black History Month: Writing This Triggers My Anxiety

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How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Helped My Anxiety

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Trauma in Children of Latinx Immigrants

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My Experience with a Catatonic-like State

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Understanding the Symptoms of BPD

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Six Self-Care Tips on Overcoming Abuse-Related Trauma

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How I Manage the Side Effects of Antipsychotics

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Healing from Heartbreak with BPD

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The Use of Language and Imagery as a Tool for Managing Anxiety

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Making a Difference One Person at a Time

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Clinging to Hope During My Son’s Battle with Addiction

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