Netflix Is Finally Removing That ’13 Reasons Why’ Scene

Hannah Baker standing in a school hallway looking at the camera.

What Hannah’s graphic suicide did to my suicidal brain

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Why I Still Go to Therapy When I Feel Well

(My fitting coffee mug this morning before therapy.) In addition to longer blog posts, I’m now writing daily, shorter posts about life happenings and whatnot. A post a day is my goal, but, really, how much is there to blog about on days I only binge Netflix and fall asleep at 2 p.m.? Therapy isn’t […]

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What Made Me Stick Around After My Suicide Attempt

My therapist in college told me most people who attempt suicide say they regretted it soon after. Most people realize the gravity of the situation and lose their “tunnel vision,” which makes them think suicide is the only answer. Many of us have heard the inspirational stories of suicide attempt survivors who realized the preciousness […]

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18 Lessons About Bipolar I’ve Learned So Far

World Bipolar Day is March 30. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder in March 2017 at the age of 21. It’s only been two years since my diagnosis, but my symptoms began in childhood and became overwhelming in college. Bipolar 2 means I experience depression and hypomania. Hypomania — or “under” mania — means I don’t experience full-blown mania. […]

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How I Discovered I Had Binge Eating Disorder, Not a Lack of Self-Control

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so I figured it’s a good time as any to talk about binge eating disorder (BED). About a month and a half ago, I saw my psychiatrist. During our talk, she asked me if I struggled with binge eating. Then I delved deeper into my relationship with food — something I […]

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5 Hard Lessons Therapy Taught Me

I spent the first two and a half years of college working up the courage to start therapy. At the beginning of my second semester as a junior, I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment with my university’s counseling center. Fast forward three years later to now, I’ve gone through my fair share […]

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