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I Kept an Anxiety Journal for a Month, and Now I Can’t Stop Laughing

I’m an anxious person. Actually, let me rephrase that. I’m a very anxious person. I worry about anything and everything ...
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Three Ways I Manage My BPD Symptoms

For many years, I have had to work through the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Until just a couple ...
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How I Work Through Self-Harm Urges

Editor's Note: This blog post is sponsored by Tanya Kakon in memory of Shlomo Ben Liora. May his neshama have ...
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Rewriting Our Inner Dialogue

Recently, I sent my friend a WhatsApp message and saw that she was online. I waited for her reply, albeit ...
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How I Made The Best of My Time in Social Isolation

The last few weeks have been bizarre and worrisome for all of us. As COVID-19 cases increase, shuls have been ...
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To Cover or Not to Cover Self-Harm Scars?

Every morning when I get dressed (especially in the summer), I have a battle in my head, pondering this dilemma: ...
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Firsthand Strategies For When Social Anxiety Hits

Many living with social anxiety disorder can list several opportunities they let slip away because of their anxiety. Maybe they ...
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Dating with a Mental Illness

For those with a mental illness, dating and relationship building can present some unusual circumstances requiring proper navigation. From one ...
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Handling Jealousy

It’s a beautiful, sunny morning and you decide it's the perfect time to plant a vegetable garden. So, you start ...
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Editorial: Two Key Questions for Those with Mental Illness

I am often asked how I moved past being in the weeds of mental illness. How did I learn to ...
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Carrying The Yolk of Your Friend

When I was young, I was selfish, narcissistic even. I thought the world revolved around me. Yet, within that self-centered ...
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Tips for creating “me time” when your entire extended family is in your living room

Holidays. The ideal: fun, family, food. Reality (especially when hosting!) for some: lots of organizing and crowded home. Pesach, like ...
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Editorial: Secrecy Kills

As a society, we have an initiative in which we try to remove killers. One way we achieve this is ...
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If You DON’T Have a Mental Illness, It is Critical That You Read This Article

I am about to tell you why you should NOT care at all about mental illness. Yes, you read that ...
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We Are All Responsible: Break The Silence On Mental Illness

Therapy therapy therapy therapy therapy. I am an Orthodox Jew who goes to therapy. Maybe if I keep repeating the ...
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