Sarah Fader

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About Sarah Fader

Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Quartz, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good Day New York.

Sometimes you don’t need to call a friend

Sometimes you don’t have to call a friend

Sometimes you don’t have to call a friend when things seem dire. This doesn’t apply to every time. But I can speak for myself when I say that I often reach out to a friend when I am feeling extremely anxious. This is a form of self soothing. […]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you really need a therapist?

I was talking to this mom recently and we were exchanging life stories. She and I commiserated on a lot of different topics. During the conversation, she said, “people tell me that they see a therapist and I say, I don’t need a therapist. That’s what I have friends for.” In my mind, I thought […]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creativity Isn’t Limited to Artists

Creativity Isn’t Limited to Artists

You don’t have to be an artist or artistic to be creative; being creative is part of being human. I’ve heard many people say “I’m not creative.” Nonsense, each of us is creative. We all have the ability to create, but it might look different from person to person. I […]

By | October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can you be friends with your ex?

Can you be friends with your ex? This is a question that people have many conflicting opinions on. If you have children together, it is to your benefit to be friends with this person at least have an amicable relationship with them. However, if you have no familial ties to your ex then you do […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Having Compassion For Yourself

When you’re depressed it can feel draining and overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to have compassion towards yourself. Depression can feel mean. It can tell you that you are worthless and make you feel like you don’t matter. This can be hard when you’re in social situations and people […]

By | October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fast Forward Button

There’s no fast forward button. Although I would like to skip the times in my life when I feel down or depressed

I can’t.

What if there was a fast forward button? How would that impact our growth? I think that we wouldn’t change much if the button existed. Why? Because pain exists for two reasons: […]

By | September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What DOESN’T make me anxious?

I’ve been thinking a lot about anxiety lately. I know, SURPRISE! Seriously, anxiety causes me the most distress out of all the shit I deal with in terms of mental health “issues.” I wake up, I’m anxious about getting my kids ready for school, I’m anxious about getting their lunches ready, I […]

By | September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Know Thyself

There are moments where I think “I know myself.” I can’t exactly pinpoint what those moments are, but they exist. I feel comfortable in my own skin. I know what I’m talking about and I am saying what I mean. It’s a great feeling to know who you are, to know who I am. Then […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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