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Guest Blog – “Life Is Wonderful”

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Life Is Wonderful by Kate http://butterfliesonmymind.tumblr.com/ Trigger warnings: suicide, depression, anxiety Preface: This is a letter, maybe a confession, it’s going to be full of ideas that are floating in my mind. Maybe it’s a letter for you, but maybe it’s for me. I need it to be for me. I need something to hold me still. I need something to pull me from my own mind and start living my life. Maybe you need that too. This is a

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Guest Blog: “OCD – A Mental Battle”

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OCD – A Mental Battle by Chris Harris http://www.facebook.com/chrisrhysharris Trigger warnings: depression, obsessive thoughts Hi my name is Chris, I have some pretty bad OCD. It’s not necessarily that I need to keep things tidy as some people think. In fact for me it is much more an obsessive state of mind that revolves around the ‘need’ for things to be a certain way. My symptoms range from some simple things like a series of checks and actions that I have to do before I

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Rachel Bouton’s Do’s & Don’t’s

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If you subscribe to our Youtube channel (which you totally should. Why don’t you? Go do that. I’ll hang here. The internet is cool that way) then you’ve probably seen Rachel Bouton‘s awesome video where she lists some Do’s and Don’ts for taking care of yourself and dealing with a mental illness. What you may not know is that Rachel is an amazing writer and comedian, and she has an advice column called Ask Buttons. So this list is totally

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Guest Blog – “No One Signs Up For This”

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No One Signs Up For This by Jenlyn Trigger warning: suicide Note: Most of this post was written almost a year ago. Since then, I have filed a complaint about the psychiatrist mentioned. He is no longer listed as an employee on their website. My husband is now in therapy at a different facility and relies on his primary care physician for medications. Stopping the medication he had asked to be taken off of has helped stop his violent dreams,

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Meet the Director of Creative Content: Charlie Purdom!

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  By: Charlie Purdom (@charliepva,Website) Hello everyone! My name is Charlie Purdom and I’m the the Director of Creative Content for Project UROK! I’ve been with Project UROK for almost a year now and it’s been an absolutely amazing experience. I’ve been living with anxiety and depression for nearly half my life. In my formative years it was something that was very isolating and scary for me because there wasn’t a lot of people I could talk to about the

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Guest Blog: “Memoir of a Misery Chick”

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Memoir of a Misery Chick by C. Why Trigger warnings: graphic images, abusive relationship, depression, suicide   When I was six years old, I was terribly afraid of boogey-people. Naked ladies cut off at the torso dragging themselves around the bathroom; wide men filling out my closet and gnashing their teeth in the dark; myself or people that I loved dying while I slept. I comforted myself from these irrational fears by telling myself that they couldn’t sneak up on me until I knew what

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Meet The New Intern: Jacqueline

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By: Jacqueline (DaysWithJacqueline) Hi, there. My name is Jacqueline, former twelve year old, avid gluten consumer, pen connoisseur, and Sandra Bullock enthusiast. At least that’s what it says on my Twitter (@jacquelinesdays).  I’m the new intern here at Project UROK. I like shameless self promotion and long walks after watching the movie Beaches. I was overjoyed to be welcomed into Project UROK. I love what it and the people involved in it stand for. Being involved in a community that bands together to

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Guest Blog – “The Captive Inside Me”

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The Captive Inside Me Art Credit: Self-loathing by Princess-Hanners by Sean Binkley thelifeofbinkleton.blogspot.com Trigger warnings: depression, suicide, wounds   I’ve thought of my self-hatred/depression in many different ways over the years. I’ve envisioned it as a cloud, a rain storm, a sadistic woman with white hair and a wide smile. I had a nightmare once where it manifested as a mental asylum with deformed inmates shackled to walls. I watched myself in the dream, as if from a CCTV camera,

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Guest Spanish Blog – “Soy Como Tú…”

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Soy Como Tú… By: SofiaC (@sc_3009) Trigger warnings: anxiety, depression, panic attacks   Cuando era niña, experimenté mi primer ataque de pánico, en su momento no sabía que me estaba pasando, solo recuerdo tener un miedo incontrolado e irme a esconder debajo de la mesa. En mi casa, honestamente no había mucho entendimiento de lo que estaba pasando y me clasificaban como “loca”, o “muy sensible” y demás adjetivos no muy positivos la verdad. Fue eso precisamente lo que me

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Guest Blog – “Surviving Suicide”

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Surviving Suicide By: John Duchak You can contact John at johntduchak@gmail.com! Trigger warnings: suicide, suicide attempt, anxiety, self harm, depression, overdose attempt, blood, graphic content   As I lie on the bathroom floor, blood flows from my wrists whilst hundreds of milligrams of benzodiazapines flow through my system. To my left is the shower basin, with a knife lying in a pool of my own blood. I had hoped to keep this clean, easy to clean up. Across the bathroom I

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