Mental Health

Why I’m Not Ashamed Of Taking Medication For My Anxiety

How often have you taken aspirin for a headache? What about cough syrup to ease the crappy way you feel when you have cold? Chances are that anytime you’ve done so, nobody has given it a second thought. You haven’t hidden your Theraflu at the checkout lane. And you have whispered that you’re taking Nyquil. People rarely judge others for…

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Mental Health

Why We Need to Talk Openly About Mental Illness

It’s been nearly two months since I wrote a blog post revealing my lifelong battle with anxiety. I had just been officially diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and had started taking Zoloft to treat it. Every post I’ve written about struggling with mental illness since that one has been well received. People have disclosed their own struggles to me and…

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