How Change Changed Me

How Change Changed Me

Written by Lizzie Elsberg, Blogger & Advocate I don’t know many people who truly like change…I know I certainly do not. Unfortunately (or fortunately), change is an inevitable part of life – we will all experience it at some point, in big or small ways, and it will probably be overwhelmingly scary. Sometimes we may […]

The Day I Decided to Live

The Day I Decided to Live

Written by Megan Saunders, Blogger & Advocate On the day before I decided to take my life, you may have been the person sitting next to me in my favorite coffee shop, or the person smiling at me as I passed you on the sidewalk with my spirited terrier. You may have seen the backpack […]

Without You

Without You

Written by Charlotte Sandy, Blogger & Advocate This month, it will be five years without you. Five years of moving through the waves of grieving a person society tells me I shouldn’t grieve. Who grieves the loss of a therapist, anyway? Mental health organizations and professionals always voice a message of hope: “Therapy can provide […]

The Life I Imagined

The Life I Imagined

Written by Brittany Foster, Blogger & Advocate Prom, weddings, finishing finals, college celebrations, graduations…It feels as if my newsfeed lately has been filled with such joyous times. Everywhere I look, my friends are engaged, getting married, having children, getting acceptance letters into their masters or PA school programs, becoming doctors, and “living the dream.” I […]

Trichotillomania: My Hidden Struggle

Trichotillomania: My Hidden Struggle

Written by Charlotte Sandy, Blogger & Advocate In the midst of almost puberty and mean girls of middle school, I didn’t need anything else to make me ashamed of who I was. And yet, it was exactly at this time when it happened. One day, I started pulling out my eyelashes. I don’t remember the […]

Try, Try Again

Try, Try Again

Written by Hannah Hensel, Blogger & Advocate “Just…write something. Just do it, come on,” I say out loud to myself. I’m staring at a blank page, knowing that I haven’t written a single piece in months and months and months. I’ve thought about it every single day, yet I find myself unable to get my […]

Making Peace With My Scars

Making Peace With My Scars

Written by Megan Saunders, Blogger & Advocate For Valentine’s Day this year, a dear friend of mine made paper with wildflower seeds in it, then cut it into hearts. This friend encouraged the recipients of these paper hearts to plant them. Waiting for the weather to warm, I planted my heart a week ago. Today, […]

I’m Doing Just Fine

I’m Doing Just Fine

Written by Kristy Cloetingh, Blogger & Advocate Over the past few weeks I’ve had a series of mental breakdowns. Specifically, about where my life is going. See, I’m an actor struggling to make it in New York City. I love what I do. I even love bartending, which is what I do to pay the […]

13 Reasons Why I Won’t

13 Reasons Why I Won’t

Written by Jessica Ross, Blogger & Advocate, Communications Coordinator I have to admit that I haven’t jumped on the band wagon and watched “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix yet. To be honest, I’m a little afraid. In high school it was one of my favorite books, but that was before. Before I knew that everything I […]

“Just Be Smart”: A Poem About Self-Harm

“Just Be Smart”: A Poem About Self-Harm

“Just Be Smart” Written by Brittany Foster, Blogger & Advocate There is pain and suffering that nobody can see Hidden by nail-biting, a small twitch, and this time, my sleeve Triggered by an appointment about my infertility I reacted as if I haven’t known about it since I was 23 Each time I hear it, […]