My Journey Of Self-Medicating Mental Illness

By Nathanial Roeder | Mar. 27, 2019 I was in middle school the first time I drank. I wanted the feeling of being intoxicated. At that young age, I fell in love with alcohol. I got alcohol poisoning my freshman year of high school and wound up in the ER. A tube in...

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

By Laurie Katz | Apr. 01, 2019 I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow...

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Mental Illness: A Common Bond

On the first Saturday of every month since April 2016, the basement at Providence United Methodist Church (PUMC) in Charlotte, North Carolina transforms into a drop-in center called Providence Place. If you drop in one of these mornings, you might meet a student who just came from an art class,...

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Depression Doesn’t Need An Explanation

Most people will experience depression, or extreme sadness, at some point in their life. It’s the pain you feel when you lose a loved one. It’s the emptiness that lingers while going through a difficult breakup. It’s the lack of fulfillment during a period of unemployment. Depression is a natural...

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