8 Things People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

Originally posted on in the mind of a therapist:
A mental illness is a disease that causes mild-to-severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior which results in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and happenings.  Most people believe that mental disorders are uncommon, which often lead to negative beliefs and false accusations about what…

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

“When I went to research, I was convinced these men are monsters. But when you talk to them, you realize these are not extraordinary men, they are really ordinary. What they’ve done is because of upbringing and thought process…In my experience a lot of these men don’t realize that what they’ve done is rape. They … More A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Kirstin Fawcett, Contributor|U.S. News|May 21, 2015 You should never tell someone with OCD that they “just need to learn to live with it.” (Getty Images)  “Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated … More What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

#DearBetsy: How To Defend Title IX and Prevent Campus Sexual Violence

“IT’S UP TO ALL OF US — STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS — TO JOIN TOGETHER, TO HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE, TO HOLD OUR LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE, AND TO HOLD THIS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE.” Sign up for Title IX action alerts from the United State of Women Be the first to know when Secretary DeVos launches the comment … More #DearBetsy: How To Defend Title IX and Prevent Campus Sexual Violence

4 Ways to Self-Motivate Yourself Every Day (1 min read)

Millionaire's Digest 1. Avoid making decisions that result in immediate rewards. In order to make the right choices for your future self, you must place additional value on perceived rewards. Intentionally making decisions that benefit long-term rewards will provide you with a positive feeling and a brighter outlook for the future. Read: 3 Ways to Find Inspiration … More 4 Ways to Self-Motivate Yourself Every Day (1 min read)

What happens to your body when you’re stressed

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:
Heart racing, quick breathing and tension headaches are just some of the ways stress changes your body. Source: What happens to your body when you’re stressed theconversation.com Holly Blake Aug 7, 2017 Associate Professor of Behavioural Science, University of NottinghamCreative We all feel stressed from time to time…

An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College

By Angie Epifano. Epifano is a former student of the class of 2014 Issue 142-6 Wed, 10/17/2012 – 00:07 “TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people. When you’re being raped time does not stop. Time does not speed up and jump ahead like it does … More An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College