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Is there something you needed, something I don't understand?

There are a few conversations that I have with people that used to happen the same way every time. (I promise my life isn’t quite as repetitive as I have made it out to be.) I think the one I’ve had the most difficulty in changing is this one: 1,034 more words

FICTION SERIES: Woman sits down and talks with the Internet and you won't believe what happens next! by Andrea

Intro:  This is just a story about the strange relationship we have with the Internet and how it affects us.  Sometimes it’s nice, sometimes it makes me feel anxious or insecure, sometimes it’s just overloaded with nonsense, but even if it’s annoying it’s usually addictive.  1,746 more words


She's so unreliable.

I have a serious problem with commitment. I can never guarantee that I will be able to follow through, so I try not to make promises. 1,254 more words

FICTION SERIES: I am here for you…even if no one else is! Naomi Knoles Gerdes

“Hey new mama! How’s your day been? Are you at work…feeling guilty about being away from your baby? So why aren’t you at home with your child? 445 more words


Stigma From Inside and Out

‘To stigmatise’ – from the Greek, meaning ‘to mark’.
In Ancient Greece, slaves were marked to indicate their lesser worth in society.

Even the term ‘mental illness’ promotes stigma by the implied difference to physical illness.

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Mental Health