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Growing into Pure OCD

CW: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, homicidal urges, mentions of depression and anxiety. Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. The following explains my experience with OCD.   When you hear the term “OCD”, you may think of lining everything up in order or keeping your room extremely clean. You may even picture Jack Nicholson’s character in […]

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Why Language Matters

We live in a world where communication reigns supreme. Every word we choose to express holds the capacity to heal or to harm, so it’s important we exercise this power with great care. It is critical to recognize the significance of our language and embrace a person-centered approach in our daily interactions. You may be […]

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

CW: Eating disorders This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) takes place from February 26th to March 3rd with the theme of “healing in community.” EDAW is an annual campaign that focuses on educating the public about eating disorders and provides information, hope, visibility, and support to those affected by eating disorders. According to the […]

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Making Stigma History

TW: Mention of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychosis, mass shootings, and violence.  The stigma around anxiety and depression has impacted my healing journey. At 17, it discouraged me from asking my parents for help, ended my friendships, and left me feeling alone. At 22, it caused me to doubt my ability to be successful. At 25, […]

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How to Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is an effective way to consciously think about what you’re thankful for. It can be a simple daily practice that helps boost your mood, improve sleep, and increase empathy.  When struggling with your mental health, it can be increasingly difficult to focus on the positives in your life. Depression and anxiety can leave […]

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Redefining Normal: Living Authentically with Invisible Disabilities

When people hear the word “disabled,” they typically think of people who are visibly disabled. However, people who are dealing with more invisible disabilities are often overlooked because of the assumption that they are not disabled. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reauthorized in 2004, recognizes 14 disability categories. The first category is low-incidence […]

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