Existential Depression and the Search for Meaning

“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”                                                                                 -Jean Paul Sartre   Existentialists believe that there is no … Continue reading Existential Depression and the Search for Meaning

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A Story of Love and Loss

  I was my grandparent’s first grandchild and I was unexpected. So, when my mother called home to tell her parents she was pregnant with me, my grandmother hung up the phone in shock. She quickly recovered and five minutes later, my mother’s phone rang. “Gramps here!” my grandfather exclaimed. From that moment on, my … Continue reading A Story of Love and Loss

We Need Suicide Prevention Every Day

September 10th is Suicide Prevention Day. We need suicide prevention every day. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are in crisis, please, reach out for help. Talk to a family member, a friend, a psychiatrist, or a therapist. If you need to, call the suicide hotline number: 1-800-273-8255. You can also text “GO” … Continue reading We Need Suicide Prevention Every Day

Introduction to Stigma and Advocacy

Who I am is not my mental illness; however, mental illness is a part of who I am. I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and anxiety. In the last five years, I have been hospitalized four times. I suffer from suicidal thoughts, manic episodes, depressive episodes, intense flashbacks, emotional outbursts, restless … Continue reading Introduction to Stigma and Advocacy