'Without Merit' by Colleen Hoover — a must-read for anyone affected by mental illness

"We're all a degree of f**ked up." No truer words have been said. Maybe I should get them tattooed on me (just kidding, Mo...

Saying this was a tough week is an understatement

One of my favorite books is "The Secret Life of Bees" by author Sue Monk Kidd. For those of you who have read the book or seen the...

Laying out some truth after kick-boxer Andrew Tate tweets, 'Depression isn't real'

Last week, kick-boxer and ex-Big Brother housemate Andrew Tate tweeted, "Depression isn't real. You feel sad, you move on. You w...

How one man is erasing the mental illness stigma

There's a battle, I believe, that happens in the mind of someone contemplating suicide — the battle between not wanting anyone to...

I can panic without having a panic attack

Within the last few weeks, my 8-month-old cat, Finn, has developed a newfound fascination of what's on the other side of my apartment do...

My opinion (rant) about the Sarahah app

There's a new fad this month — the Sarahah app, which allows people to send you anonymous messages. And I cannot even begin to tell ...

Terrifying online game 'Blue Whale' ends with teens killing themselves

I recently watched "Nerve," a movie about an underground online game which challenges players to accept a series of online dares...

YouTube star Stevie Ryan loses life to suicide after death of grandfather

I just finished listening to  "Mentally Ch(ill), " a podcast about depression by YouTube star Stevie Ryan and comedian Kristen C...

Drugs didn't kill Carrie Fisher, mental illness did

With actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report being made public earlier this month, one fan had the perfect response: "If an autops...

What it's like to fall in love when you have anxiety

If there's one thing that triggers my anxiety, it's this — love. I'm not afraid of spiders or snakes or heights or small space...

Jon Hamm: 'Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or for your teeth or for your brain'

There aren't many celebrities who I admire for who they are as people. I don't really get crushes on actors (okay...maybe Channing...

What to do (and not do) when I have a panic attack

When I have a panic attack, it's not logical, so I know it's hard to know have to react. So here are some tips: 1. Don't kee...

Sure, you may be famous for a week, but is suicide really worth that?

One of my biggest fears is that someone will read an article about a person who killed themselves and all of the people interviewed who are ...

'I wish he would've kept living' - Michigan fans devastated by Chris Cornell's death

Photo by Andreas Eldh My boyfriend, Sean Boughton, worked late on Wednesday night so he passed on the chance to go to Soundgarden's ...

Guest Post: 'Our family has to deal with our daughter's suicide every day'

By  Debbie Berman  Meant to Live Guest Writer It occurred on Aug. 23, 2008. Alexa Berman, 14 years old, three days prior to beginning h...

Nic Sheff: 'Suicide is not a relief. It's a screaming, agonizing horror.'

In my last post , I warned those who may be depressed or considering suicide that Netflix's  13 Reasons Why could be a trigger. But, ...

My mixed review of '13 Reasons Why'

I just finished watching the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why." It was a show that several people recommended to me because it'...

Why I'm proud of my best friend

Even though I grew up as an only child, my best friend Felicia, who I met in kindergarten, has always been like a sister to me. Sometimes ...

'Sesame Street' debuts first Muppet with autism

When I was a kid, I loved Sesame Street , as can be witnessed by the home videos of me, as a baby, dancing around on our very-80s orange ...

11-year-old Tysen Benz kills himself after girlfriend fakes suicide

I've said, time and time again, that suicide is not funny. It's not something to joke about. Yet, many people don't take suici...