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Surviving Is A Noble Fight

The ultimate lesson I've learned from a life fighting diabetes, heart disease, and depression? I'm worth it.

Ask Ada: My Mother With Dementia Thinks I Abandoned Her

Plus: how to help a person sliding into depression after a breakup.

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Phoebe Ryan On Being A Pop Star With Depression And Anxiety

It's not always easy being green (haired)... but it sure can be fun.

Our Shared Sickness

When one person in a relationship struggles with their mental health, their partner suffers too.

How Getting A Puppy Saved My Health

Getting a dog didn't immediately cure me of depression brought on by my host of chronic illnesses. But Rusty still spurred me to set up much healthier habits for myself.

When Breastfeeding Feels Like A Dementor Attack

D-MER. or Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex, makes lactation hell for untold numbers of women. But what can be done about it?

What I Learned In The Psych Hospital

When I was 14, I spent five days in a psychiatric hospital. It was where I really learned to value human touch.

My OCD Diagnosis Allowed Me To Stop Shaming Myself

Sometimes a diagnosis is a window into what *isn't* wrong with you.

The Worst Thing About Lyme Disease Is What It Does To Your Mind

Lyme disease doesn't just affect your body. It can also cause paranoia, anxiety, depression, and sudden flashes of inexplicable rage.

My Brain Is On Fire: What It’s Like To Live With Misophonia

My own mother's voice causes me agony, but she's not the problem. The real problem lives within me.