Category «Mental Health»

The Aftermath Of Leaving A Toxic Relationship

Let me start by saying that I’ve had my fair share of toxic relationships. Starting with family members that normalized that behavior for me to the point that I didn’t realize that the patterns I had been subjected to weren’t normal until I was on my own and had distanced myself. Toxic household carried into …

Underrepresentation: Changing The Face Of Concern

The concern remains the same: why are there more boys receiving special education services than girls for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD)?  For years, the focus of studies on the subject looked through a “male-concerned” lens, wondering whether too many male students received identification; however, the overrepresentation of male students has an equally concerning outcome for …

Unleashing Your Inner Goddess

I have been there. I have done that. I have hated my body to limits that are unimaginable for people that haven’t felt that way. I have loathe it, tortured it, starved it, exhausted it… I have done all of this. And my own closest friends and family have no idea. This is something that …

Let’s End The Stigma Around Mental Health #WomensShare

Often times, mental health is not talked about enough. We as a society are so quick to run to a hospital if we have a physical ailment, but have created a stigma around mental health. This stigma is what stops people from discussing mental illnesses and their own personal health – society continues to scare …

The Secret Struggles

*Trigger Warning: talk of anorexia nervosa.* If you or anyone you know is suffering from an eating disorder you can text NEDA to 741741 or call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. When I entered high school, I thought I was comfortable with who I was. As a child coming from a neglectful household, …

Stuck? Here’s Five Tips Dedicated To Self-Care

It’s easy to fall into a boring routine. Whether overwhelmed by school, work, family, relationships, or even a combination of all of the above, your feelings are valid if they mean something to you. Self-care is so vital for a healthy mental and emotional being, especially in times of distress, and even on a day-to-day …

Eating Disorders II: On The Road To Recovery

None of the information in this article should be taken as medical advice or as a diagnosis. Please, seek professional help if you believe you are suffering from an eating disorder. You’re not alone on this journey and we promise, there’s an ending to this. As we now know, there’s not a particular profile that …

Eating Disorders: What They Really Are

None of this articles should be taken as medical advice or diagnose. Please, seek professional help if you’re suffering from an ED. You’re not alone on this journey and we promise, there’s an ending to this. Following all the controversies surrounding the release of the trailer for the movie “To The Bone,” Women’s Republic will …

Nice To Finally Meet You

I’m going to take this opportunity to be raw, to be honest, to be me. Writing for Women’s Republic has taught me so much; I have learned to explore the world. I have learned to ask questions. I have learned what controversial topics and opinions I support, and what I don’t support. I have learned …

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