Living with a narcissist
Narcissistic abuse is when someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) uses the traits of their disorder to cause psychological trauma to their victims. Narcissism runs in my family, but I was fortunate enough to not pick up any traits from other people. However, I did endure narcissistic abuse from several people, including one of my parents.
My father has Narcissistic Personality Disorder and has had it for as long as I can remember....
Disproving the myths of sexual assault
By Jenny (coolkid98) and Cassie (Cassado)
Did you know that an estimated 293,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year? source] More than half of those victims do not report or receive any help for the assault. Sexual crimes are common but they are unfortunately not talked about often enough. Approximately 1.8 million teenagers in the United States have been sexually assaulted and 30% of those victims are relatives of their perpetrator...
By Cassie (Cassado) and Nicole (eumoirous)
Menstruation is a normal process but can vary and even be abnormal. Knowing the meaning of different terminology for menstrual cycles and their differences can allow one to better understand their body. Most women experience some abnormality with their periods at some point, and so typically it is not something to worry about. However, knowing what is considered abnormal and what the common side effects are can be a ...
Self-harm: the road to recovery
By Cassie (Cassado)
The road to recovery from self-harm is both a challenging and rewarding one. A lot of people struggle with different aspects, such as finding and sticking to alternatives, reaching out for help, and relapse. Recovery from self-harm is something that you have to want for yourself and yourself only. It can be tempting to recover for other people, but you have to be wanting and willing to do this for yourself. It's a lot of work...
Debunking the myths of anxiety
By Jenny (coolkid98)
There are many misconceptions about anxiety which can make it hard for people with anxiety to reach out and get support and advice. Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease about something which usually has a uncertain outcome, such as a test or social situation.
Myth: Anxiety isn't a real mental illness.
Fact: Anxiety is a mental condition and according to statistics from the Mental Health Foundation, anxiety is estimated to...
The effects of bullying
By Cassie (Calico.)
Bullying is more common than most people like to admit. Fortunately, people are more educated about it now than ever before and are becoming more aware of this issue. However, despite the effort to educate people about bullying and eradicate it, bystanders feel powerless to help and victims are left in the dark. Bullying is a vicious cycle and a lot of people don’t know how to handle it effectively. Bystanders are often too intimidated to...
Debunking the myths of the female body
By Dez (Epiphany.)
The functioning of the female body can be confusing for a lot of people. There are a lot of myths that seem plausible, but are actually untrue. People may have heard misinformation from family members and friends, or through other sources. It is important to know why certain statements are myths, as well as the truth behind the myths. This article will debunk many of the common myths of the female body.
Caring for your hermit crab
By Cassie (Calico.)
Keeping hermit crabs as pets has grown in popularity in recent years. Hermit crabs are often sold at pet stores as well as stores in touristy areas. One of the largest myths about hermit crabs is that they’re easy to care for. Hermit crabs are hardy creatures and they can live a long life if they’re well taken care of.
Choosing your hermit crabs
Hermit crabs are nocturnal creatures and they might not be awake or active if you choose...
By Shane (MyVisionIsDying)
During transition, a trans male (and those who identify as other transgender identities) may opt to bind their chest before top surgery, or if they choose not to undergo surgery, then they might possibly bind their chest for the rest of their life unless they do not want to bind. Binding is a way to flatten the breasts to create the appearance of a more masculine looking chest. For trans males in particular, binding may help to...
The myths and superstitions about cats
By Cassie (Calico.)
Although many people think of cats as lovable, beautiful creatures, there are some who may dislike them for reasons that may not be immediately obvious. These reasons go back to a few hundred years ago, to a time when cats were frowned upon due to superstitions. Today, some people believe black cats in particular are bad luck, and that leaves black cats at a disadvantage. They are the least likely to be adopted and the most...