Category: Mental Health

Trigger warning: postpartum depression, suicidal ideation I still remember the days (and nights) when the cries never stopped. The screams, echoing through our house for hours on end. The...

Scary Mommy and Rob Curran/Hannah Busing/Unsplash It’s 8:42 pm on a Thursday night and I can’t stop crying. Entire body shaking, snot dripping out of the nose crying. I...

It was New Year’s Eve when I was sitting in a patient intake room at a mental health treatment facility and my boobs were leaking through my shirt. As...

I have an anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, to be specific. That means that before I was properly medicated, I would just … freak out. About everything. Little...

It is not easy to ask for help when you’re struggling to cope with the changes a new baby brings. It can be hard to work out if your...

Scary Mommy and Felipe Bustillo/Unsplash Anxiety has a way of ruining good things that happen to me. Even when I’m happy, it comes creeping on me like dark overcast...

Having been sober for four years, I now see how strongly my heroin addiction affected my mother. Between the nights without sleep, the phone calls that nearly killed her,...

I’d consider myself a rather sensitive person who carries immensely deep emotions on a day-to-day basis. Those qualities are also burdened by a vicious need to say “I’m sorry”...

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty and Scary Mommy I saw an fellow mom the other day while browsing my favorite store. We aren’t super close, but we both know the enough about...

Trigger warning: suicide/suicide ideation/self-mutilation Tweens and teens today eat, live, sleep and breathe school, friends, family and social media. So when any or all of these areas of their...