A Message From The Committee

If you find yourself reading this post, it may be because you feel a connection towards mental health in some form. Whether this connection is through your own personal experience or due to the experience of someone that you love, mental health is something that affects each and every one of us. This feeling of universality, of going through this …

Recovery Story: Nour Samaha

What mental health problem or mental illness are you in recovery from? ​I am in recovery from eating disorders. My eating disorders ranged from abusing laxatives to starving myself. What effect did your mental health problem or mental illness have on your life? ​In my early childhood years, I grew up a bit on the “chubby side” and was constantly …

Recovery Story: Toni Lupro (Part I)

Toni_Lupro

Hi, everybody! I’m so excited to support this movement as both a patient and a future provider. How many times have you heard somebody joke that they’re “OCD”? Unfortunately, these comments do a major disservice to those of us struggling with true OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder); the trivialization of the disorder is not only hurtful, but it can also prevent sufferers …

Recovery Story: Toni Lupro (Part II)

Toni_Lupro

What made you decide to get help? This past spring, OCD had taken over my life. I found myself spending far too many hours a day doing compulsions. For example, there were days when I took two to four showers, and each of those showers would take two to four hours to perfect my rituals. I started to experience OCD …

Recovery Story: Anonymous

What experience has impacted your mental health? I am a rape survivor. How did your family and friends respond to this, and how did that impact your mental health? My parents and friends did not support me or validate my emotions and pain as someone who was raped. I was instead scolded or ignored, and that took a big toll …