#MyInvisibleProject

You never know what is going on with someone. Everyone has a story to tell. There are so many of us that have invisible illnesses that can be both mental and physical.

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Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania

Washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your face are the first things you hear from the CDC when Covid-19 broke out. Simple tasks that should be an easy thing to follow for the everyday person. But for someone like myself with dermatillomania the task is far from simple. Dermatillomania is related to […]

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Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than

Having mental or chronic illness sucks. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves not to compare and that not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than.The most important this to remember is to take care of yourself. Your health is more important then proving a point to others or […]

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Perfectionism

At its root perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.  – Michael Law I’ve talked a lot about my OCD but not so much about perfectionism. There are two different types of perfectionism and […]

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When “How are you doing?” Becomes a Loaded Question

But when my body feels like it has betrayed me, my illness is the only thing I think about. It is what comes out of my mouth each time I am asked a simple question, “How are you doing? How was your weekend?” It is as if I have spilled a can of worms upon someone’s lunch plate when they were just trying to make small talk. Well next time “Diana” don’t ask me such a loaded question.

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September is Suicide Awareness Month

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.
What does that mean? It means sharing stories, bringing awareness and ending stigma around suicide. Making sure that those who are feeling suicidal have a place to feel safe and talk things through and realize that ending their life isn’t the answer.

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