Oh, I’m Not Hungry

Disclaimer: This post contains content about eating disorders that may be harmful or traumatizing to some readers. Written by an anonymous community member.    11 years old. I’m at the doctor’s office, the nurse has done the usual poking and prodding, and when the pediatrician returns, she looks at my mother, empathy dripping from herContinue reading “Oh, I’m Not Hungry”

3 Ways to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

By Abby Cartwright from 11/17/20. Selected from the Abby Cartwright Counseling blog. Many people are brought up to always be kind to others. But how many of us were taught to be kind to ourselves? Self-compassion, or self-love, can often seem like a foreign concept, particularly to those raised in an abusive or unloving home.Continue reading “3 Ways to Cultivate More Self-Compassion”

“Masculinity and Mental Illness”- Student Blog Post

This blog post was written and submitted by Fishers High School senior Jack Bakle. Jack shares some of his thoughts and experiences relating to mental health and masculinity in this post. “It’s okay to not be okay.” “Sometimes the best therapy is to talk about it.” “Tomorrow will be a better day.”           These areContinue reading ““Masculinity and Mental Illness”- Student Blog Post”

Let’s Talk Equity: Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment

Written by Mustafaa Munir, a student of neuroscience In the past several years, you most likely have encountered work against mental health stigma. And in the past several months, you also most likely have encountered work against systemic racism – on social media, in class, and blog posts like this. I’m here to tell youContinue reading “Let’s Talk Equity: Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment”

Some Thoughts On Stigma.

Author: Kamryn Dean, Unchained Brain Executive The definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person”. Stigma is essentially judgement, bias, or negative misunderstanding. In all honesty I believe it wasn’t until around my sophomore year of high school that I learned the definition of this word, butContinue reading “Some Thoughts On Stigma.”

Why we should stop casually using the phrase, “I want to kill myself.”

Author: Molly Venus, Unchained Brain Executive Trigger Warning: Talks about suicide. Last year was the first time as a student that I ever had a teacher call home to speak with my parents. However, this wasn’t a call home to discuss my behavior rather than to discuss thoughts that I had been having. The reasonContinue reading “Why we should stop casually using the phrase, “I want to kill myself.””