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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

Back when my 14-year- old son called me from school and said he knows he should be happy and he is a lucky boy, but he feels like he wants to die, I truly panicked. It was as if I wasn’t hearing the right words coming out of his mouth. I knew I wasn’t equipped for this situation!!!! I asked him if I could take him to his doctor and when he replied yes, at that point I knew my son was clearly showing signs of mental illness. I sat stunned in utter silence, panicking and paralyzed, not able to...

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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

My name was Sergiu Marinescu and today my name is Adam Geiger. I'm 27-years-old and I was born in a city of Romania called Timisoara on April 6th 1990. Four months after the fall of a megalomaniac dictator who forced women of child bearing age to produce a minimum of 5 children I was born and placed into a very unfortunate and terrible circumstance in an orphanage for infants! This dictator dictated my immediate and future health in hopes to build a strong country. This is when birth control was banned and the country was considered extremely poor. All of this...

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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

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Kayla's Honest Confession on Eating Disorders

As I sit here writing this, I can only look back and smile about how far I have come the last few years. To think that just 5 years ago, I was struggling to make it through every day, every hour, every minute. I felt consumed by my eating disorder… it controlled my every thought and every action. I constantly thought about food, about stopping myself from eating, how I could work off whatever I did eat, the number on the scale… the list goes on…and while I thought these things, I constantly told myself that if I just weighed one...

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I Suffer From "Adrenal Fatigue"

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I Suffer From "Adrenal Fatigue"

Please note that we are not doctors in an MD sense, nor should you change anything without consulting one first. But what we are doctors of, or well, the best jude of character is, our own stories and life. And that is why we share these "Confessions" types of events people have gone through in their life, so you can make sense of your own story, too. Kylie is someone suffers from "Adrenal Fatigue" and quite recently a few of my friends have come forth and confided in me with the same ailment. All have found holistic healing through vitamins,...

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

I was first aware of being depressed when I was six. I was watching my grandmother putting out washing, and was overcome by a feeling of great sadness. Of course I didn’t know it was depression then; it took me almost two decades to work out what was going on. But even before that I’d been a nervous child, scared of the dark, pneumatic drills, and television aerials. My mother is depressed, anxious, and has OCD; so did her mother, and my great-grandmother before that. My father was very odd, as was my mother’s father. They all said that my...

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