Category Archives for mental health

Do You See What I See?

This image is from a Tumblr account, shared in my tweet stream by one of my followers. I’m sharing it with you now and will let the image speak for itself.My breath catches in my throat every time

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Missing the Point of the Whole Revolution

A celebrity put on a few pounds and the media responds by calling her fat. Hardly surprising.She responds by posting half-naked pictures of herself on her site and confessing to the world that

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Wishing for a World without Suicide

Certainly by know you’ve heard that co-founder of Reddit, creator of the RSS feed at age 14, and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, committed suicide.The news hit me hard, as news of people committing

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Announcing the #BodyThanks Event

If I asked you what you are thankful for right now…what would you say?Would you say you are thankful for your health? Your family and friends? Your job or the view from your bedroom window?All of those

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Beautiful, and…

As a girl, my hair was not the color of Barbie’s.  My eyes were not the color of Barbie’s.  My boobs were not… they were just… not.  Moreover, I didn’t walk around on my tip

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Broken

I cannot conceive children. Well, not without medications, injections, doctors and about $15,000.00.I did not know this until I was 28, married and trying hard to be a mom before hitting 30. My body could

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The Overnight: Fighting Stigma & Suicide Prevention

I have mental illness.Before motherhood, major depression and anxiety. After the kids came, things have started to look quite a bit like bipolar 2. I’ve struggled with self-worth and body image issues

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This is My Brave – Opening Up About Mental Illness

The holidays are coming up and for me this time of year is always bittersweet. The end of October marks the anniversary of my postpartum psychosis experience. Leaves changing to shades of yellow, orange

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GBP Showcase: The Tilt Shifts Reality

Girl Body Pride is coming up on a birthday. To celebrate, we are taking a moment to showcase our favorite submissions from guest writers and contributions from our regular team. Do you have a favorite

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Knots

In a recent email exchange with a certain family member about mental health (ok, my mental health), it didn’t take long before finding myself in familiar and somewhat frustrating territory.With

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