Will I Ever Accept Unconditional Acceptance

      I have never felt like I fit in. I have never felt like I belonged. I have never felt unconditional love. I am terrified of abandonment. I have struggled with these issues my entire existence and felt a hole in my heart and soul that has yet to be filled. One therapist … Continue reading Will I Ever Accept Unconditional Acceptance

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Am I Afraid To Be Gay?

      The horrific and unfathomable events that occurred recently in Orlando have shaken not only the LGBQT community but people from different cultures and religions around the world. Regardless of gender, sexual preference, skin color, culture or faith, human beings have a few things in common, one of them being fear. Fear incites … Continue reading Am I Afraid To Be Gay?

Welcome To the Emotionally Disturbing World of Dysthymia

  When I tell people I have Dysthymia the reaction is generally the same puzzled look on their face as the words of sympathy flow… “Dysthymia? Wow, I am so sorry to hear that; is it terminal?” “Dysthymia? Sounds awful; it’s not contagious is it?” “Dysthymia? Oh, I hear they have a pill for that … Continue reading Welcome To the Emotionally Disturbing World of Dysthymia

Enlighten Yourself on 5 Myths of Self-Injury

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Self –harm is on the rise yet still remains unaddressed and unspoken. The terms self-harm self-mutilation and self-injury all refer to acts of purposely harming oneself without the intention of dying.

Cutting is the most common way people hurt themselves but it is certainly not limited to just that. Other methods include burning the skin, scratching that breaks the skin, hitting to the point of bruising or breaking bones, biting or falling. These acts of self-harm are sometimes done on impulse but occasionally they are planned. Self-harm is not usually a suicidal behavior nor is it an indicator of an impending plan.

Statistics vary as most self-harm is not actually reported, but they range from 15% to 39% of the population committing an act of self-harm at one point during their lives. However, despite the increasing numbers, the stigma remains as do many misconceptions. The following seem to…

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Enlighten Yourself on 5 Myths of Self-Injury

        Self –harm is on the rise yet still remains unaddressed and unspoken. The terms self-harm self-mutilation and self-injury all refer to acts of purposely harming oneself without the intention of dying. Cutting is the most common way people hurt themselves but it is certainly not limited to just that. Other methods … Continue reading Enlighten Yourself on 5 Myths of Self-Injury