How Emma’s Smashing Stigma By Sharing Her Story

As a varsity field hockey player in high school, I wanted to be the best. I wanted to work harder, run faster, and be a more skillful athlete than anyone else on the field. I started eating “clean” and running outside of practice time. I became increasingly obsessed with my reflection in the mirror and the calories on my plate. …

Beating Anxiety Through Self Acceptance and Compassion

To be honest, talking about my experience is difficult. I grew up in a household that believed the stigma around mental health. I was taught you weren’t supposed to talk about your struggles and that counseling was for broken people. Because of this, my anxiety went untreated for years. I can remember incidents dating back to elementary school that were …