Category Archives for survivor

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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The Mistress’s Rabbi

Yad: archon.brandeis.eduEvery year, the stories of sexual misconduct find their way to the media spotlight:  Josh Duggar molesting girls as a teenager including his sisters. D.C. Rabbi Barry Fruendel,

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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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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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Beauty Can’t Be Stolen

It was when I took my not-yet-five-year-old daughter to see the forensic doctor who would photograph her body and complete what is commonly referred to as a “rape kit” that I began to wonder if she

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