How my mother’s reaction to my depression shaped my perception of her.

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Years before Jack the Ripper, Mary Ann Cotton was the woman to fear.

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How to get out of your own way.

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The stigma has not ended

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If you feel the urge to redecorate, follow it.

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“Mere colour can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” — Oscar Wilde

Think of your favourite colour. Do you love a specific shade or…


Being single is safer because I won’t have to be vulnerable.

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Pill shaming, side effects, and illness, oh my!

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Pill Shaming

Pill shaming happens when someone in your life — a friend, family member, or even an acquaintance — expresses disdain or negative opinions about you taking medication for mental health. …


Summer is short — don’t spend it stressing about your body.

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For better or worse, new things are stimulating — they shake up our lives and routines and add some excitement.

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When talking to any of my friends about our careers, next moves, or generally being an adult, the topic of imposter syndrome tends to pop up.

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Kelsey Purcell

mental illness destigmatizer, coffee-lover, writing about history, psychology, and more ✨ @kelseycpurcell

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