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16 Personal Essays About Mental Health Worth Reading

Here are some of the most moving and illuminating essays published on BuzzFeed about mental illness, wellness, and the way our minds work.

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8. What It’s Like Having PPD As A Black Woman — Tyrese Coleman

Melody Newcomb for BuzzFeed

"It took me two years to even acknowledge I’d been depressed after the birth of my twin sons. I wonder how much it had to do with the way I had been taught to be strong."

11. The Night I Spoke Up About My #BlackSuicide — Terrell J. Starr

Kelsey Borch for BuzzFeed

"My entire life was shaped by violence, so I wanted to end it violently. But I didn’t — thanks to overcoming the stigma surrounding African-Americans and depression, and to building a community on Twitter."

15. I Found Love In A Hopeless Mess — Kate Conger

Will Varner / BuzzFeed

"Dehoarding my partner’s childhood home gave me a way to understand his mother, but I’m still not sure how to live with the habit he’s inherited."

Rachel Sanders is a senior culture editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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