family

Family can be our support system. Or they can be part of the problem. All about the complicated, loving, and difficult relationship with us and the ones who love us.

  • Sarah Seas
    Published 24 days ago
    Normy and Not the Truth

    Normy and Not the Truth

    December 18th Normy and Not the Truth
  • Tammy Correia-Guitard
    Published 28 days ago
    Living life with mental health illnesses

    Living life with mental health illnesses

    It started at the early age of 5. This feeling took over my mind and body. I was so scared but I didn’t know why. I’d run around crying and screaming for help but “Quit the crocodile tears or go to your room” was always the solution.
  • Carlene Charles
    Published 28 days ago
    Children And Young People Do Suffer With Mental Health Issues

    Children And Young People Do Suffer With Mental Health Issues

    Mental health is viewed as more significant when it happens in adults. Children need us to recognise when they are showing behaviours or thought processes that maybe related to mental health issues also.
  • Wendy
    Published 2 months ago
    2 Of My Daughters Inherited My Mental Issues

    2 Of My Daughters Inherited My Mental Issues

    In a previous article, I talked about what it was like dealing with BPD. Well in this one I am talking about 2 of my daughters.
  • ASHLEY SMITH
    Published 2 months ago
    Not Counting Down to Christmas

    Not Counting Down to Christmas

    This is just me possibly, but I am not happily counting to Christmas. I am not a fan usually, but this year is possibly worse. My mental health is bad at present, which doesn't help. I am not religious, but I am beginning to wonder if it is all commercial. It starts in October and seems to go on forever. I admit giving in to the mince pies with use by dates weeks short of Christmas.
  • Andre N Jones
    Published 4 months ago
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  • Mike Cunningham
    Published 6 months ago
    Does the Past Become the Future

    Does the Past Become the Future

    So, in order to fully understand what it is like to be in my shoes, we are going to have to travel back in time a bit. Actually, more than a bit, like 40 years or so. I know, just bear with me for a moment or two and you will understand why I have to go back this far. This is my story after all, and one that I feel needs to be shared.
  • J A N E Y .
    Published 7 months ago
    Toxic Parents Are a Thing

    Toxic Parents Are a Thing

    Parents can be the best and worst thing that happens to us. There is a healing that only they can give us, yet they damage us like no one else. In reality, everything that we are and are to become flows from them. Their nurture can enhance the good or bad of our nature. A toxic parent does both; but only if we choose to grow and learn from how they treat us.
  • Maelyn Jeffers
    Published 8 months ago
    The Moment I Haven't Been Waiting on...

    The Moment I Haven't Been Waiting on...

    The moment that I’ve been dreading since August 2009 is coming. The moment that seemed so far away is now quickly surfacing in the horizon. What moment might you ask? The moment that my stepdad is getting out of prison. The year of 2019 marks the 10th and final year that my stepdad will be completing in prison. He received a 10-year sentence for unlawful touching of a child despite all the other horrible things that he’s done to my sisters and me.
  • Gabi Laureano
    Published 10 months ago
    It Feeds...

    It Feeds...

    I went through this and continue to go through this.
  • Jocelyn Ponce
    Published 10 months ago
    R.I.P. to My Youth

    R.I.P. to My Youth

    I never really imagined my youth would have played out the way it did. Although my life is not even halfway over, I have lived a life longer than my years. Additionally, things happen in the blink of an eye and one never knows if we will be here tomorrow. I am known as that goofy girl that helps everyone through their tough times. Everyone truly believes I am happy, but the truth is I am fucking depressed. This here is my confession.
  • Desirée Gonzalez
    Published 10 months ago
    Narcissistic Abuse

    Narcissistic Abuse

    Recently, I've had to "cut off" or go "no contact" with two of the most important people in my life—two family members—my twin sister and my mother, and it hasn't been easy by any means, but I know for me, it was necessary.