There is often stigma surrounding those suffering from eating disorders, based on the misconception it is a choice. As these illnesses are portrayed as having physical signs, there is a belief they stem from focusing on appearance.
Eating disorders can appear glamorous from the outside, or thought of as a phase or lifestyle pattern, instead of a disease. Read More
Recently, I was asked about my thoughts on therapy, and mental illness in general. I’m a psychology major, I work at a group home, and I’ve personally had a few different diagnosis slapped on a file with my name.
Depending on the day or person, I might have a decent amount to say about it all.
We are well aware of the places our suffering can bring us. It can bring us to denying ourselves food, or to using alcohol or drugs in a way we would never have gotten close to before. For others, suffering traps us in our beds or apartments for days. And for many, it can lead us to physically hurting ourselves.
Unlike the other moments or seasons that can be hidden or denied, the scars from self-harm live on, even after we have recovered from those dark places. Read More
Whether we talk about it or not, there is a stigma surrounding women and confidence. So many women who are self-assured and happy carry the stigma they are self-involved or full of themselves, which isn’t the case at all.
A lot of girls and women feel the need to berate themselves due to conversational banter in society. Some feel they need to downplay their beauty, intelligence, and talent, in order to be seen as acceptable or normal. Read More