If you’ve ever felt frustrated by how long you’re taking to heal from trauma or mental illness, you’ve got to read these affirming reminders.
There’s a harmful idea that people with degrees are better than those without them – and you might be falling for it if you’d say these things to a college dropout.
Ever thought about how many people’s jobs depend on the pressure to get married? The wedding industry may seem harmless, but it’s feeding us some toxic ideas.
Have you ever said that someone biased against queer people was probably secretly gay? Find out why this as a dangerous line of thinking.
It’s great to offer to be there for someone – but how can you actually show up when they’re having a tough time? These simple ideas can make it doable!
Think it’s wrong to self-diagnose her PTSD? Let’s talk about why you may be skeptical about self-diagnosis – and why it can useful for some folks with mental illness.
Reason #1: “It implies that rape is sometimes deserved.” Your anger is understandable – but here’s what’s dangerous about wishing for rapists to be raped.
Myth #2: “Self-harm is done for attention.” This author learned about self-harm at a young age, and in a terrible way. Let’s do better by unlearning these myths.
Dealing with the symptoms of mental illness can be hard enough – and these examples of ableism on campus make college even tougher for students.
Ever used the word “uneducated” to describe someone who’s bigoted? This is why this habit has no place in communities that care about social justice.