Why Mental Health Myths Are MORE HARMFUL Than You Imagined

Myths in life are unavoidable. Some are so persistent that they are communicated from one generation to another. One of the first myths I encountered is that “kids with two crowns (aka “whorls”) on their heads are more difficult and naughtier. ” I soon realized that I was the one described in that myth, since […]

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Seeing Through the Eyes of People with Depression

Many people ask, “Why is depression such a complicated thing for others, that they even have to commit suicide?” “Couldn’t they just shrug it off and start thinking positive thoughts?” “They should just divert their thinking and do other stuff to make them occupied with productive things.” If you are a person who has these […]

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Recovery Journey #3: Cul de Sac

Hey, I am a university student. SUICIDE! The word suicide does get everyone’s attention and yet all the stigma.. are making people that need a lot of care not to seek help. As a suicide attempter myself, I feel lonely at all times. I feel that everyone don’t understand me. I often want a full […]

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Journey #3: Forgotten Battles

I may have not been diagnosed with depression but I have definitely felt way more lows than highs, especially in the past couple weeks. I am a high school student who has to deal with homework, assignments and assessments at the same time as dealing with social, physical and other aspects of my life. Once, […]

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Journey #1: The Painful Numbness

I began struggling with depression in the 6th grade. That’s when I realized how the world really was. As a kid I thought everything in the world was good. In 6th grade i found out my mom did drugs, I watched her try to kill herself in front of me. She told me my father […]

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