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Ending Mental Illness Stigma
How I Thrive Despite the Suicidal Feelings I Have Every Day

How I Thrive Despite the Suicidal Feelings I Have Every Day

Do you struggle with chronic suicidal feelings? I have almost every day since age 8, and I’m not alone in that. It’s a common challenge those of us who have survived child abuse face—especially when we live with conditions like borderline personality disorder or...

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19 Questions About Dissociative Identity Disorder–Answered!

19 Questions About Dissociative Identity Disorder–Answered!

Just last week, someone asked me a bunch of questions so they could get more information before writing a character with dissociative identity disorder. Having lived with it since I was 5 (and having the unique perspective of going through final fusion/integration), I...

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Find It Hard to Heal From Abuse? How to Stop Blaming Yourself

Find It Hard to Heal From Abuse? How to Stop Blaming Yourself

There was a viral post that went around Facebook a few months ago, about how it was harmful to say “Trauma is not your fault, but healing is your responsibility.”  That phrase had always rubbed me the wrong way, but I didn’t know why until I was a part of that...

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