How Living with Crohn’s Disease Has Shaped Me to Be the Person I Am Today

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If I could get rid of my Crohn’s, I would. I’m not someone who can say I’m glad I have my chronic illness or maybe this was the path intended for me. The truth is living with Crohn’s is really hard, and I want to speak about it honestly. This condition impacts your physical and...

I Was Diagnosed With HIV When I Was 2-Years-Old. This Is My Story.

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On my second birthday, I was diagnosed with HIV. My mother unknowingly passed it to me. Luckily, my father and brother did not get HIV, which was really just a matter of statistics. One out of three children will contract HIV through childbirth when the mother is not on anti-viral medication. The one happened...

The Truth About Intimacy And HS, From Someone Who Has Had It For 23 Years

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My life as a 13-year-old was obsessed with fitting in, crushing hard on boys, and dealing with a mysterious plague of acne that started in my armpits. I struggled wearing bras that wouldn’t irritate those large, swollen bumps that would rupture and stain my shirts and undergarments. My pediatrician referred my parents to a...

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and More

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A ‘personality‘ constitutes the various patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior that a person uses to understand and connect with the world around them. This means that when a person is suffering from a personality disorder, their personality traits and patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior inhibit them from correctly interacting with the...

6 Reminders When It Feels Like You’re The Only One Staying Inside

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1. You’re doing the right thing. Even though you might be jealous (or angry or bitter or upset) about the people who are going out to parties and having fun on weekends like nothing bad is happening in the world, you need to remember you’re doing the right thing. Staying home could save a...

An Open Letter To The Sad Souls

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You are allowed to take solace in your sadness. There is nothing wrong with allowing it to linger over your head for a period of time. You are not a burden. You are not in need of fixing. There are times in this world when positivity also becomes toxic. Darling, let yourself seek comfort...

30 Things About Mental Health Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

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Ask Reddit wants to clear up a few things about mental health. 1. That depression only makes you sad. There is a myriad of other feelings and physical symptoms. 2. Schizophrenics don’t always hear voices. With mine, I hear people trying to break down my door, trying to open my windows, and movement under...

It’s Time To Quit Smoking

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Whenever I see someone light up a cigarette, I am flabbergasted. Not because of the countless studies about how unhealthy smoking is, or the nearly seven million deaths worldwide that are caused by it every year, or those pictures of diseased lungs they stick on foreign packs of cigarettes. It’s not as if...

If You Still Need To Quit Smoking, Think Of It As A Bad Boyfriend

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I’m quitting smoking for roughly the 15th time in my life. I know, that’s a shitty track record—considering I’m in my mid-thirties. The thing is, I’m actually really good at quitting smoking. So good that six months down the road, I realize that one little cigarette won’t hurt because I can quit any time I...

20 Important Things Every Diabetic Should Know About Pregnancy

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month so I want to share important things I wish I read before going into my pregnancy as a diabetic. Every body, medical condition, and situation is entirely different so consult your doctor with any questions you have, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor any questions at all...

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