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Living With Mental Illness

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Ultimately, it's about keeping despair at bay, and sometimes simple things like running, taking up a hobby, doing charity work, painting or, in my case, writing can be a galvanizing part of the recovery process. Keeping the brain and the body active can give life a semblance of pleasure and hope. This is what writing has done for me.

Still We Rise

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

Mental illness does not fight fair. For many years, it paralyzed my life, relationships, and health. Thankfully I'm well past that period, and the path of recovery inspired me to go to school for and work in the mental health field, helping others heal.

The First Few Chapters of a Life With OCD

Matt Bieber | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

I hope to offer up a raw and naked account of a disease that is too often trivialized or misunderstood. I want to share something that others can relate to -- both OCD sufferers and those who simply wish to understand more about this condition.

Being Completely Normal Living With a Mental Illness

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

No one deserves to live with the stigma associated with a mental illness. The important thing that we need to do as a society is be more compassionate, more informed, more caring and more supportive of those with mental illness.