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I Talked Someone Out of Suicide Last Night... [Video]

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I Talked Someone Out of Suicide Last Night... [Video]

It was a scary but humbling night for me this past Friday night... I never knew that someone could still care so much after not talking for ten years. Part of it felt like a lie, to be honest. And then the other part of me said, "At least I answered and didn't hang up!" I didn't know how serious it was until he said that he was glad I answered, because it helped him take the gun out of his mouth.  How I got through it was the same way that others got me through it... 1) I was...

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

I love to work on side projects, but I get sleepy a lot. And sometimes I'm thrown for a loop. Especially lately because I'm coming off of the anti-psychotics I've been on for all 9 years of my sobriety! You may have remembered me talking about it in my last article. If not HERE is the link... I'm in the processing of tapering down off of something that was mis-prescribed to me when I was first in treatment. But it doesn't mean I can't function. And I sure as hell hope that I'm not truly psychotic. Although lately, when I...

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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

Have you ever wondered what a bad treatment experience could turn into and how doctors in those centers are misprespcribing patients who are not psychotic, but just coming off of drugs? Well, I've found my newest and permanent guest blogger in Nick. He's 30 and with almost 9 years clean and sober, but he doesn't think so as he was wrongly prescribed and feared coming off of anti-psychotics the treatment center he went to forced down his throat. What else are we to do when we ourselves can't tell the difference between heroin and alcohol withdrawal, or psychosis? Shouldn't doctors...

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

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You Can't See My Depression; But It's There

Mental health and depression are one of those "things" that is not treated until it's seen. The pitfall of mental health, depression, and mental illnesses are that 99% of the time they aren't seen and they are masked, or people are putting on a good face for show. Just like myself, and many I know included. And when it goes unseen, it can even go unseen by the person suffering from it, too. Not just those who could be helping on the outside, along with your own personal healing. I say treated [above] in the sense that people think that...

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Why I Always Felt Fat!

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Why I Always Felt Fat!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written on here, so let me re-introduce myself. My name is Marv, I just turned 31 years old, and my sobriety/clean date is June 22, 2013. I am also someone who battled major body dysmorphia issues over the years, which led me to have a very unhealthy and complicated relationship with exercise and food. Yes, you heard right. I'm a male who is extremely open about discussing the fact that I battled with body image issues, which led me to make some very destructive choices over the years; choices that I am...

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