Mental Health Week
Mental illnesses like anxiety, OCD and body dysmorphic disorder are a different experience for everyone. Let's find ways to not let it rule our life, and get out of our heads.
For many returned diggers, the hardest battles lie ahead.
"You just have to deal with this."
It isn't about getting attention.
"Writing about my experience with mental illness has really helped me understand myself."
As a result of antidepressants, my weight has always been just outside my control. But when I changed my medication and unexpectedly lost a noticeable amount of weight, I was forced to confront body image issues I thought I was intellectually above.
It’s not about needing to drink. It’s about having the option.
Starting with: It's the best/worst thing ever.
"Everyone here is kind of depressed. I’m just lucky enough to be able to talk to people and get on stage and masturbate about it.”
"There were days when I would wake up and feel like it was just too exhausting."
Indigenous people who identify as LGBT are more likely to suffer from some form of mental illness.
Don't worry, they won't Google you or say hi to you at the bar.
An estimated 24 million people in the U.S. have eating disorders, and they aren’t all women and girls.
Plans = something you want to cancel.
"Self-esteem is an inside job."
"My therapist said it was ok: a life story"
Many Asian parents tend to practice tough love — but that makes it so much harder for someone struggling with depression.
"The millisecond my hands left the rail, it was an instant regret."
"I wanted to empower out-of-the-box minds."
Just because it's in your head doesn't mean it feels less real.
"I think you feel worse at Christmas because there’s so much pressure on you to be happy and normal," Hollie told BuzzFeed News.
"How does that make you feel?" Well, I don't know, that's literally why I'm paying you.
"I felt like a racehorse in a world without racetracks." - Sylvia Plath.
If you leave me alone at a party, our friendship is over.
“Just take that time to do something for yourself.”
Three people with schizophrenia share their stories.
It's focusing on everything and nothing at all, which makes it feel like you'll never get anything done.
What better topic for the singer of "Love Myself"?
Take a break from what you're doing.
"Just because it's not right for some people, doesn't mean it's not right for everyone."