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Mental Illness

This Isn’t a TV Show: Life as a Hoarder

You’ve probably heard someone say, “Oh my gosh, I’m such a hoarder” when their house is a little messy, but the reality of hoarding is a lot deeper than that. 

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Mental Illness

Extreme Close-Up in Slow Motion: Living With Social Anxiety

When I tell someone I have social anxiety, the response is generally somewhere in between an eye roll and, “Yeah, sometimes I just want to stay home, too.” But it’s more than getting overwhelmed by crowds or not wanting to be around people. It’s a very real anxiety disorder (it’s in the DSM, even!) that often […]