Fighting for Sanity

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. She struggled with her mental health throughout her childhood and teen years until her late twenties when […]

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2016/03/21/fighting-for-sanity/

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/

How can I heal my OCD and finally get the peace I want so badly?

What does the obsessive mind seek so desperately and so intensely? Certainty. The OCD mind desires to find something that is unchanging, consistent, and completely reliable; which will then clear all doubts forever. The very nature of form is that it is in a constant state of flux; as the body is decaying and thoughts […]

http://revealingtheabsolute.com/2016/03/06/how-can-i-heal-my-ocd-and-finally-get-the-peace-i-want-so-badly/

The Inside & The Outside – Of Course It’s All In My Head!

When you’re suffering with a mental illness, you get quite good at bottling up your emotions and looking like you’ve got it together on the outside. People look at you like a person who is mentally stable and treat you like one, too. They don’t know your personal battles and what you’re going through, they […]

https://leighnatasha.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/the-inside-the-outside-of-course-its-all-in-my-head/