Justifying Crazy: What I Haven’t Told Anyone About My Mental Illnesses

*This article may contain triggering content. Readers view at their own discretion.   It was at age fourteen, as we left the doctor’s office with a spare K10 test, a diagnosis of three mental illnesses, a referral to a psychologist and a prescription for Fluoxetine, that my parents said “it’s probably best to keep quiet about […]

https://ambsanonymous.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/justifying-crazy-what-i-havent-told-anyone-about-my-mental-illnesses/

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things have gotten bad again:

my depression is at all time high lately…making me at an all time low. does that make sense? i’ve been getting high every night just to not have to deal with anything. everything has gone wrong in the last month or so. i’m failing my current class of organic chemistry, i’m working a lot, && […]

https://kitten1337.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/things-have-gotten-bad-again/

The Myth of the Fatal Flaw

The fatal flaw.Like Indiana Jones, I’ve quested for it.Slayed dragons just to find it. I’ve examined myself so hard that through my crossed, rolled, and exhausted eyes even my strengths have become flaws. Like the trooper I am, I’ve tried to fix all of them, unsure which one was the fatal one. According to Mark […]

http://answerlab.live/2016/03/18/the-myth-of-the-fatal-flaw/

their happy is too loud.

Its not easy when you’re feeling so down on yourself – seems like there’s nothing you can do to boost your spirits up.  So alone.  So sober.  Thats how I’ve been feeling for awhile now + I just can’t seem to shake it. This weekend was definitely the hardest + it feels like it’s just going […]

https://hopeandbalance.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/their-happy-is-too-loud/

Guilt and its solution

Surprisingly, there’s very little written on this topic. Yet, guilt is something we’ve all struggled with! Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt and shame right now.  How many times have we said, “I feel guilty for doing that.” Or to someone else, “It’s okay friend, no need to feel guilty about it!” But the feelings and […]

https://hopefedsite.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/guilt-and-its-solution/

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger…or does it?

That seems to be the catch-all answer for anyone who’s having a hard day or going through a tough time in their lives. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.  It makes sense, you survive the trial and you’re a better person because of it.  We all have trials in our lives that tax us, […]

http://jeanneahlers.com/2016/03/10/what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger-or-does-it/

It has to get worse before it gets better-rx opiate withdrawal

I am about to start a long and hard journey. First there will be a painful and uncomfortable physical change and then there will be an even longer and harder psychological battle. All of this will come from no longer taking a pill every morning which was prescribed by my doctor. I know far too well […]

https://reversepsychologyblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/it-has-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-rx-opiate-withdrawal/

Starting age of marijuana use may have long-term effects on brain development

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper recently published, scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order […]

http://loonylabs.org/2016/02/10/marijuana-use-brain-development/