Archive: Mental Health

Why I Am Trying Stimulant Medications

I began watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer just a year ago, because I was a small child…

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Finding a Therapist

A little over a year ago, I was catching up with a friend over dinner. She told…

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Reflection on RGF’s iMATTER Campaign

After reflecting on your wonderful responses, we wanted to share a few that touched our hearts as you told us the reasons YOU matter.

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On Sexual Assault and Healing

If I can’t write for myself, I’ll write for others. When I was fifteen years old, two…

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Lady Gaga Talks Mental Health Stigma With Oprah

Lady Gaga is arguably one of the most talented and unparalleled women of our time, and when…

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Brandy Wells On Repairing Ourselves So We Can Show Up For Our Children

It is through strong parents that we can build strong families, and these families will be the building blocks for stronger communities—but it all starts with you.

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The Joy Life Podcast: Managing the Mental Health Journey with Achea Redd

In case you missed it, Achea was recently featured on Sierra Mafield’s The Joy Life Podcast! The Joy Life Podcast is a show for women out there who are emotional, sensitive and empathetic and have a gut feeling that they’re meant for something bigger in the world. If you want to make an impact, spread kindness into the world, and learn how to completely love who you are, this is the show for you. Get ready to practice some radical self-kindness, spread light and love to others, and make a massive impact on the world.

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Depression is rude

Depression is rude. Never invited But shows up early Busting through the wall of my subconscious Holding…

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“I Wanted to Make Sure You Weren’t Crying Alone…”

“I wanted to make sure you weren’t crying alone,” the body copy of an email read that…

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Lessons You Learn Outside of the Classroom

If you had told me my first year of undergrad that it would take five different jobs…

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Moving on…

“What the (bleep) just happened?” The final words of our four-year, two-year… six-month relationship. Followed by, “Now…

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“What I wish you knew…”

Brain injury is misunderstood by many people. You don’t just ‘get over’ brain injury. It affects your…

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“Can You Cope?”

My name is Ciarra, and I’m currently majoring in Psychology at The Ohio State University. Upon becoming…

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“A Tough 24 Hours”

A tough 24 hours. A terrible 72 hours. A miserable 730 hours. Sometimes it may feel like…

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4 Tips to Becoming an Emotionally Healthy Person (Tip #4: Be Portable and Adaptable)

Hey guys, it’s your girl Keys, checking in with you. If you’ve been following along, I’ve been…

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4 Tips to Becoming an Emotionally Healthy Person (Tip #3: CBD Oil)

Hey guys, it’s your girl Keys, checking in with you. This weekend, I finally weaned off of…

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4 Tips to Becoming an Emotionally Healthy Person (Tip #2: Take Your Probiotic)

Hey everyone, it’s your girl, Keys! Yesterday, I dished out the first tip to keeping yourself in…

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A Message from Achea: #FreeYourVoice and the YWCA Activists & Agitators Event

Good morning everyone! First and foremost, I want to take some time to say hello and introduce…

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4 Tips to Becoming an Emotionally Healthy Person (Tip #1: Physical Activity)

Hey guys, it’s your girl, Keys. As you all know, I’m what you’d consider a mental health…

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How to Take Back Your Power and Live Life Your Way

When I was a little girl, I was held to a higher standard because I was the…

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Okay, But Are You Really an Empath? Here are 3 Traits Empathetic People Share

“I feel your pain.” “I’m hurting for you.” “I know what you’re going through” If you’ve landed…

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Honoring Michelle McKee: The Story of a Prodigal Daughter (Adapted from Stunning Strong)

A huge thank you to Stunningly Strong for allowing us to use parts of Michelle’s interview for…

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From the Community: If You Suffer from Panic Attacks, What’s Your Go-To Coping Method for Calming Yourself Down?

It was 2016. I woke up one morning and felt strange. I could feel my legs and…

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From the Community: What Book Would You Recommend to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health?

Ever heard of bibliotherapy? Also known as “reading therapy,” bibliotherapy refers to book-reading programs that promote recovery…

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Forgiving Others Is Loving Yourself

My new book, Be Free. Be You., recently hit the shelves (you can purchase yours here!). In…

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The Junkie

junk·ie /ˈjəNGkē/ noun INFORMAL a drug addict. a person with a compulsive habit or obsessive dependency on…

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What Does 84 Pounds Feel Like?

What does it feel like to be 84 pounds? Well, you know when you burn the roof…

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Are You an Advisor or an Advice-Seeker? Here’s My Advice…

I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across this amazing quote in my feed. Brace yourself—it’s so…

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You Can’t Choose Your Family, But You Can Choose Your Life

Over the last few days, I’ve been going back and forth in my head about what to…

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A Letter from Achea: “I Need to Come Clean…”

That’s it, I admit: I am a worry wart. You could blame it on my anxiety disorder,…

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Real Girls F.A.R.T. Founder, Achea Redd, Set to Release New Book “Be Free. Be You.” This Summer

Ready for something BIG? Achea’s new book “Be Free. Be You.” is hitting the shelves this summer!…

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The Other Side Podcast: Achea Redd Talks about Stigma of Mental Health in Black Community

A few weeks ago, Achea sat down with Columbus Dispatch staffers Lucas Sullivan and Scot Kirk, co-hosts…

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Let Her Feel

She said she “thinks she hates me.” She said I’m “not the best mom ever”—that I’m “a…

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Being Vulnerable Is Important

Real Girls F.A.R.T. is thrilled to welcome a new guest contributor to our blog. Em Underation is…

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Real Girls Share Their Feelings About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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True Gratitude-What is it and how does it relate to happiness?

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Anxiety

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Smooth Out The Hump in “Hump Day”

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A case of the Monday’s

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Live The Life You Want

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True Authenticity Pt. 2: Clearing Up the Misconception

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True Authenticity Pt.1 : Don't Fake the Funk

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The Myth of Success

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The Best Gift to Yourself…Time

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The Real Rescuers from Down Under

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From Crisis To Quest

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Let Your Life Speak for Itself

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PMS…Also Known as the Cookie Monster and the Crazy Maker

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Don't Be Scuurred…

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Picking Up Your Cross to Earn Your Crown

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Loving Life and Letting It Love You Back

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It’s Okay to Drop the Ball Sometimes and Tend to Your Garden

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Say No!

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Living In The Present: My Journey Through Anxiety To A Place Of Rest (Pt.2)

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Living In The Present: My Journey Through Anxiety To A Place Of Rest

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