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Emetophobia

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

What It's Like To Be Afraid Of Vomiting

Delaney Paige | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

Most people are familiar with some of the more common phobias, like flying, public speaking, small spaces, and spiders. Emetophobia, on the other hand, often doesn't feel like it is recognized as a legitimate fear.

The Grossest, Most Amazing Thing My Dog Ever Did for Me

Abbie Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Abbie Moore

We're safely past those first few years of awkwardly trying to adjust to the demands of motherhood, and now that I can look back at some of the more trying times, I can see something interesting: Every single one of those challenges was made easier by my dog and my cat.

Laugh It Off: The Stigma of Living With Mental Illness

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

So you laugh. It's funny. Because it's a joke anyway, right? People like you are funny, comic relief. People to make fun of and to brush off. Silly germophobia. Silly handwashing and rituals and constant unwanted thoughts. You laugh because it's easier than facing the fact that you've lived your whole life with this.

'Confessions of an Emetophobe'

| Leah D., 17, Vancouver | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for yo...