» My Struggle with Anxiety
22/09/18 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
My struggle with anxiety came to a head when I was promoted to supervisor over the financial institution I work for. In the previous eight years I worked there I have had a few panic attacks but just attributed them to stress over a proj...

» The Healing Power of Believing in Yourself
22/09/18 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I went for a run because I had eaten a small, organic, dark chocolate cookie the day before and I felt that I had to punish myself. It was habitual for me to punish myself with strenuous, caloric compensation cardio whenever I felt guilt...

» A Teenager's Struggle
22/09/18 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
As a teenager, there have been a number of times where I left that I was going through an identity crisis. Whether it be through wearing new clothes or making new friends, every teenager shuffles through experiences in his or her life in...

» Delayed Gratification and Temperence for Healthier Habits
22/09/18 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I frequently read or hear about scientific studies that show the benefits and negative consequences of certain behaviors. There are a couple common themes I’ve observed in some of them: delayed gratification and temperance. Now, I’m not ...

» A Walk in the Leaves, Just Me and My Bipolar
21/09/18 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Fall is hard. By far, of all the changes that the seasons go through, this season brings the most unrest and mania to my bipolar disorder. For years, I stated that I loved fall. It was the time when I was the most energized - I would sta...

» Doing Much Better
21/09/18 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I have found that I am very sensitive to the time I take my med’s. I have found that my anti psychotic med’s work best when I take them at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving time. when the clocks change I take them at 1 a.m. Standard time. The rest ...

» I’m 59 years old and I’ve been self-harming since I was around 18 or 19. It started with very itchy...
21/09/18 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I’m 59 years old and I’ve been self-harming since I was around 18 or 19. It started with very itchy rashes on my feet that I couldn’t stop scratching. The itch was so bad that the pain of scratching my skin raw felt better than the const...

» Stigma
21/09/18 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Stigma can be heart wrenching it’s pretty painful it makes you feel unaccepted, misunderstood and judged it makes you want to isolate, hurt yourself, hate yourself or just die. Stigma lacks compassion, acceptance, understanding and respe...

» My Fight Against Depression
20/09/18 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
My name is Nelson, I’m 13 years old and i live in Los Angeles,California. I love wrestling and playing video games. When I found out i was suffering depression, i had no idea what it really meant and what was going to happen to me. Its i...

» Above and Beyond
20/09/18 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Embarking on a new journey to self discovery with shadows of ghosts and at every corner. This is what is felt like for me at every turn I took. With no end in sight my own footsteps were a catalyst for my own darkness. Mornings would fee...

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