Why Do People Self Harm?

Trigger warning - self harm When I was a teenager I used to have repetitive thoughts about cutting my wrists. They were intrusive and they scared me but I never engaged in self harm. I do have many friends who have self harmed and they've explained why they engaged in this behavior. Self harm is [...]

By | 2017-12-29T03:32:15+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Do People Self Harm?

How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Illness

My children (who are nine and six) know that I have anxiety and depression. They don't know those words, but I explain them in a child-friendly way when I am experiencing symptoms of each of those mental health issues. When I am anxious, I tell the kids "Mommy is feeling nervous right now. She needs [...]

By | 2017-06-10T19:08:41+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Illness


I'm drowning. I feel the water in my lungs and I want to cough but I can't find a way to get the liquid out of my body. It's disgusting and terrible, but nothing matters anymore so I'll just let go and relent into the pain of now know when or how it'll happen. Maybe [...]

By | 2017-05-10T09:54:21+00:00 May 10th, 2017|depression|Comments Off on Drowning

I Forgot My Password for Life

I forgot my password for life. I am quite obviously lost and there's not "forgot password" option. Consequently, I have to keep going without knowing which direction to turn and who to ask for help. That's totally unfair and there is no manager to call. I'd write a letter to the life corporate headquarters, except [...]

By | 2016-04-09T16:45:50+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Forgot My Password for Life

Yes, This is My Blog, But Other People Have Feelings About it Too

This is my blog. I know, no shit, right? If you're reading this (which I don't imagine there are many of you actually reading it but maybe that's not true) then, you already know that this is a blog written by me (Sarah Fader). I write a lot of things on here. Sometimes they are [...]

By | 2016-03-30T14:44:02+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Anecdotes|2 Comments

Guest Post: Depression Expressed as Aggression and Destruction By K. Williams

A friend of mine recently told me about a dream he had, in which I we stood at the top of a tall building in New York City. He said that I told him I no longer wanted to live. He took my hand and said, “Let’s do this.” So we jumped. He survived the [...]

By | 2015-06-15T13:24:03+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest Post: Depression Expressed as Aggression and Destruction By K. Williams