By Melissa Rose on Thought Catalog “As of 2016, over 30 million people in the United States have a diagnosable eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental disorders, killing one person just about every hour. Even though this is the case, many people have misconceptions about the disorder or don’t know about … More 8 Crucial Things Most People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders
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Full credit to Karen Young on The Mighty “Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and intrusive. It’s tough. Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them. If you are one of those people, you would know too well that the second hand experience of anxiety feels bad enough – you’d do … More How to love someone with anxiety (friend/partner); Various sources
I’ve never been depressed. I’ve had my share of my own crazy and sure, I have my bad times. I have those times where I start crying while brushing my teeth and I’m not sure why. We’ve all experienced this to an extent. You go through a patch where staying in bed all day isn’t … More Loving Someone With Depression
Post by From Outside The Mall “Often times, friends and acquaintances reach out to me when they are in a mental health crisis. Sometimes, they don’t live in a country where there are 24×7 distress lines. I understand that it can be a scary situation for us when that happens. I just wanted to list some … More Responding to A Friend In Crisis
“New relationships are exciting. You learn so much about a person in a short period of time and get to experience another human being’s life. It’s exhilarating. For someone with a mental illness, dating is difficult.”
“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted
What a shame is it that some women cannot even support one another in the face of assault…