Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (NPS 2015)

The year of skinny pop and sugar-free jello cups, we guzzled vitamin water and vodka toasting to high school and survival complimenting each other’s thigh gaps trying diets we found on the internet: menthol cigarettes, eating in front of a mirror, donating blood replacing meals with other practical hobbies like making flower crowns or fainting wondering why I haven’t had […]

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My Everything: Chronic Illness in Love [CC]

You wanted everything and I gave you everything but my everything was too much for you because my everything is late night I love you’s, and drive safely’s, and text me when you get home’s my everything is future plans, and kept promises, and never being able to hold you long enough the past wrapped up in pretty packages, because […]

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Coming Out About Mental Health ft. Mim Shaikh | Voice Box | Childline

R: Hi! I’m Ramon M: Hey, my name’s Mim Shaikh R: And today, we’re talking about coming out about mental health R: At Childline, we know that it can be really help to talk about how you’re feeling, and typically for boys, young boys as well, it’ s something that’s sort of feels like you can’t talk about things if […]

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

This ladies and gentlemen is a rotten tomato nobody in their right mind would eat this because It’s right, and you would get sick yet. See when it comes to the mind We eat rotten poisonous dirty thoughts every day here are some examples And you know what happens when we eat these rotten thoughts we get sick we get […]

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The Music In You – Part 9 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Nordoff Robbins music therapists work with people of all ages and all kinds of life situations, so we work with really little toddlers with their parent. We work with children with developmental delay, and autism, and emotional behavioral difficulties. We work with people who have had head injuries and strokes, people who have cancer. Lots of places, we work […]

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The Music In You – Part 7 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] This interview could save someone’s life. I mean, that’s how important what we’re doing is. Sometimes we under look it or we undermine it, but it’s really that important. You never know. This could get shared on someone’s Instagram. Someone that’s about to harm theirself could see it. I could say something that could spark something in their mind. […]

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Understanding OCD – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] I’m running 230 kilometres through the Amazon rainforest of Peru. The actual event is called the Jungle Ultra, and I’m doing the event to raise money and awareness for OCD Action. Why do I take on these massive challenges? My answer is this. Number 1 – it gives my pain some kind of purpose. Number 2 – I’ve learned […]

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“You’re Not Alone” – A Mental Health Awareness Spoken Word Poem

I’ve always said that the most powerful words in the English language are, “You are not alone.” This one is for those that don’t know, or have forgotten. Somewhere right now there is a young girl sitting at a dinner table, trying to think of an excuse to get up and go to the bathroom so she can make herself […]

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Brittney Smaila – Dating Mental Illness

I’ve seen too many articles detailing just why dating someone with a mental illness is a good idea As I’m reading these articles all I’m reading is romanticized pain Glorified illness trust me you do not want to date my mental illness For the first months of our relationship, I will seem perfect I will be just aloof enough, strangely […]

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Megan Maughan – “5 Reasons to Date a Girl With an Eating Disorder”

A response to an online article called “5 Reasons to Date a Girl With an Eating Disorder” One. Her obsession over her body will improve her overall looks. She will never leave the house without makeup, will always take the time to cover the purple and blue ringing her eyes, to brush her greying hair that falls out when you […]

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