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Personal Stories

Meet Ed

*Trigger warning (eating disorder, self-harm, suicidality)     I’d like to introduce you to someone. His name is Ed. Ed’s full name is Eating Disorder, but I don’t call him that. To me, he’s just Ed. Ed shows himself to people in many shapes and forms, but I’m going to…...

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Never Feel Guilty for Taking Care of your Mental Health

This post was originally published on September 3, 2018 on my previous mental health blog. Never feel guilty for taking care of your mental health. I felt compelled to write a blog post about this particular topic after an incident during Labor Day weekend. On Saturday, September 1, 2018, I…...

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Realising you need to accept help for yourself instead of doing it for others

Hey guys! Personally I reached a really low point in terms of my own Mental Health earlier this week, if you are new to my blog posts or even to MHAP I have a diagnosis of anxiety and depression, on Tuesday I attempted to take my own life again for…...

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What Depression Feels Like To Me

This is a guest post written by Navi Brar for the official blog of the Mental Health Awareness Project. The views and opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of those involved with the Mental Health Awareness Project. We are publishing this guest post in…...

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It Isn’t Just Worry

It started with a panic attack. I already had a diagnosis of major depression, but this was new. The paralyzation, the terror, the tunnel vision…Once I figured out what it was, I tried learning how to cope with the attacks. I got them often enough for it to be clear…...

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Me and Borderline Personality Disorder

I am here to tell you my story. Not because I want sympathy or attention, but so you will understand why I am the way I am. My name is Shanell. I used to be extremely active, running track, playing volleyball, even roller derby and playing guitar and singing. I…...

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Vitamin Me

This post was contributed by Christa Leigh.       I have a little quiz for you. Give yourself one point for each of the following statements that describe you: (This is not scientific in any way.) I get anxious when someone is waiting on me, even if it’s in…...

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