Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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I feel sucked into the world of social media in an unhealthy way. It feels like in some ways, my self-esteem is impacted by whether or not someone cares about what I have to say.
It's a natural human feeling to desire and want to be with someone intimately. But there are sometimes that people are not interested in having a longterm relationship.
The people who I isolate from don't understand why I'm not speaking to them. Some people even suggest that I hate people. I'm not a misanthrope, I'm an introvert.
Triggers remind us of something traumatic that has happened in our lives. What can we do with them?
There's not one way to grieve and it comes in different stages.
Depression can be quite severe and debilitating.
People who have antisocial personality disorder have difficulty following rules and often get into trouble with authority figures and can even become criminals.
Schizoid personality disorder is a rare mental illness that is characterized by avoiding social situations
One of the things to examine when coping with an eating disorder is what your triggers are.
Exposure therapy scared me but it was something that helped me.
O.D.D. can be incredibly challenging for parents of children with the disorder. Here's a promising approach.
It may be hard to tell when someone is depressed.
Anger is often a reflection of our true feelings on a subject.
Bowen's family systems theory is a psychological concept that teaches us about the fundamental importance of our family units.
Migraines can be linked to sexual abuse.
I searched for the meaning of life in philosophy.
Chronic depression is an extremely real mental health issue that many people deal with.
People are like file folders and we are the file cabinets. We determine which files we keep inside.
Sometimes we know ourselves better than our mental health professionals. No one diagnosed me with Complex PTSD but I knew I had it.
#DepressionIsNotAChoice. We do not have the luxury of choosing whether or not we are depressed. We do have the ability to decide what we do when we are depressed to help ourselves.
Shifting gears in a car is similar to how an ADHD brain works. Here's some techniques that will help you get things done when you have ADHD.
I am trying to fix the situation with my child so that he gets the accommodations that he needs.
Verbal abuse isn't as clear-cut as you might think
Depression doesn't look the same on everyone.
After you have been in an emotionally abusive relationship there is a lot of trauma due process
My therapist has been incredibly supportive and I worked hard to find her. I hope that everyone can have this experience of finding a therapist that understands and helps them.
There are things that some people find to be unforgivable. These are what I call “relationship dealbreakers.“
It makes me so sad that there are people out there who are afraid to get help because the concept of going into a therapist office seems like they are doing something shameful.
If I had known I had ADHD, I would have asked for untimed testing and other accomodations.
OCD caused me to be afraid to take medication and my fear made sense in some ways.
Sarah Fader is a mental illness advocate and mother of two living with panic disorder in New York City.