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Borderline Personality Disorder: Unpacking Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Stigma

CW: Self-injury, depression and anxiety, mania, substance use, suicidality, and suicide ideation.  Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, abandonment anxiety, self-injury, and suicidality. BPD has consistently been misrepresented in the media as a mental health condition that is characterized as  “crazy” or “erratic”. Characters [...]

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Coming Out and Navigating My Sexuality

TW: Suicidal thoughts, depression, internalized homophobia, and panic attacks. June is Pride Month. Pride Month celebrates the many contributions made by the LGBTQ2SIA+ community to history, society, and cultures worldwide. This will be my first year of Pride as an openly queer person. It’s both scary and freeing.  The Gay Liberation Movement has come a […]

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Crisis: A Catalyst for Change

CW: Mention of suicide, and suicide ideation.  Crisis. The word itself is daunting and complicated, presenting itself uniquely in the experience of each individual. Crisis can take on many forms: perhaps it may look like suicidal ideation, relationship turmoil, financial strain, personal loss, or overbearing stress. These are just a few of the many examples […]

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Mental Health Awareness

Every fall, we have a couple of back-to-back awareness months surrounding mental health. While September is dedicated to suicide prevention awareness, October focuses on mental health more broadly. With World Mental Health Day coming up on October 10th, we’re trying to spread some awareness! Spreading awareness is important because it offers connection to community, education, […]

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