Mental Illness, Escapism, and Addiction

I have been on medication for my bipolar disorder – and depression before it – for a great number of years. The most recent cocktail of drugs has been the … Continue reading Mental Illness, Escapism, and Addiction

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5 Excuses I Used to Deny My Alcoholism

The following post is written by Matt, owner of loudestminds.com: So let’s talk about that alcohol problem you definitely don’t have. Chances are if you suffer from mental illness you … Continue reading 5 Excuses I Used to Deny My Alcoholism

To Be(er), Or Not To Be(er)

“Please Drink Responsibly” is the phrase slapped across every product you must be twenty-one years of age to purchase in the United States. Alcohol has been, is, and always will … Continue reading To Be(er), Or Not To Be(er)

Self-Harm and Seeking Attention

For a long time, I tried to hide my self-harm scars. Luckily my arms are fairly hairy, so they aren’t quite as obvious as they might otherwise be. My upper … Continue reading Self-Harm and Seeking Attention