Category: Team Articles

Do No Harm?

I am a strong advocate for therapy, ask any of my friends and family. At some point or another I have badgered all of them to give it a try, it really is for everyone! I have been in therapy on and off since high school; my longest continuous stretch with the same person being ...

My Story Published to The Mighty!

Hey Peeps!!!! A L Pitts here. I wanted to share with you my ‘official’ story. It has been published to one of my favorite sites, The Mighty. Click here to view my first contributing article! Share me! Repost me! Let’s get the When Your Brain Hurts project out there so we can gather more contributors!!   ...

Mental Health, Motherhood, Grief, and Loss

Trigger warning: miscarriage, depression, post-partum, grief, loss . . . . When you lose a child, it’s hard seeing others pregnant or with their babies. You want to be happy for them, but you have this emptiness that makes it difficult. You can’t help but feel jealous. And then you’re beating yourself up for feeling ...

Chester Bennington’s Family Speaks on Suicide Prevention

Trigger Warning: Suicide, Depression Growing up, Linkin Park was one of my favorite bands. I remember being in high school and blasting their debut CD Hybrid Theory from my bedroom which I shared with my little sister. She was also a Linkin Park fan since she was 8 years younger than me and forced to ...

My Burden is My Own

First, some background info. I’m not sure whether my depression was short term or not, but I do know that it was subtle. It seemed to have crept up on me. Or perhaps I ignored it. However, I realized that faking my life was uncomfortable, not instantaneously, but over a few months. Although I knew deep down during ...

Chapter One: Fear

One of my first memories was that I have always been afraid of my father. Specifically, I can remember that one day as a young child, my mom left for work and I was inconsolable, partially because my mom has always been my buddy, but mostly because I was scared of his crazy ass. At ...