Childhood bullying has long-lasting effects and its impact should be acknowledged as much as other traumas during this era of mental health awareness. By Khaaliq Crowder CW: bullying, fatphobia, ableism, homophobia, disordered eating, self-harm, suicidality As I approach my 25th birthday, I’ve been
TW- Discussions about suicide, depression and anxiety. “Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people's reaction to my trying to commit suicide.” ― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls There's advice out there
Self-injury is a common response to abuse, but shame often keeps self-harmers silent. Here are some ways to break free, from someone who knows. by Renée Fabian (Content warning: Discussion of self-harm, abuse) I was 17 years old the first time I self-injured.
Going to a mental hospital isn’t a failure, but a courageous step toward feeling better and creating a life worth living. by Renée Fabian My anxiety spiked as I stepped through the sliding glass doors of the mental hospital, duffle bag in hand.