Editor's Note

Recent dialogue surrounding mental health has often compared it to physical health. This perspective asks one basic question: what if we treated emotional pain like physical pain; mental illness like physical illness? ...

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Zoë Goldstein
Grieving Without a Guide

The struggle of coming to terms with my grieving has two defining characteristics. Firstly, I could not understand what I was experiencing because most people around me were not being candid about their emotions. There was no window of time to sit and be honest with our sadness, and for that reason I interpreted my emotions to be unacceptable...

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Sivan Black-Rotchin
A System of Abuse

My heart sank and dissolved in the fear bubbling in my stomach when I opened the door to reveal nothing but a few dirty towels, a stack of toilet paper, and my sister’s curling iron. A hard swallow, clenched jaw, and grim acceptance of my situation saw me out of the bathroom door...

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