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.

Breaking The Habit – Compulsive Texting

As someone who has OCD, I have some bad habits that I don’t necessarily have control over. One of them is compulsively texting people, especially dudes, when I am feeling emotional or insecure. This can be a deterrent in romantic relationships. In the long term relationships […]

By | 2018-04-13T10:57:22+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breaking The Habit – Compulsive Texting

I am terrible at breaking up with people

Let’s face it, breakups suck. I’m not good at dumping people because I hang onto the relationship more than I should. I want to salvage it but sometimes they’re not salvageable. I just feel so bad when I hurt someone’s feelings. I mean, unless you’re a total sociopath you don’t deserve to be hurt like […]

By | 2018-04-10T06:24:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I am terrible at breaking up with people

I’m Not An Extrovert So Stop Calling Me One!

People assume that I am an extrovert. According to the Myers-Briggs test that I’ve taken, I am not. I am an introverted individual and fall under the category of INFP. You can learn more about what that means by taking the test yourself, but I’m intuitive and empathetic and I help people get […]

By | 2018-04-08T09:50:12+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m Not An Extrovert So Stop Calling Me One!

External Validation

External validation is something that many human beings struggle with. As somebody who lives with panic and anxiety, I often want reassurance from other people when it isn’t necessarily the most healthy thing for me. It’s hard to be able to reassure yourself and show yourself that things are going to be OK when you […]

By | 2018-03-15T01:10:52+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on External Validation

This is Not About Me, It’s About You

It’s not about me, it’s about you. I want too many things, I need too much, too often, and at once. What is too much anyway? The only things that are too much are quantifiable. Like when you pour a liquid into a cup and it overflows, or when you’re told to only write a […]

By | 2018-03-13T23:02:50+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This is Not About Me, It’s About You

Finding the answer within

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Well, the important thing is that you figure it out. But sometimes we are clueless when it comes to that. It’s not like you can just stop and have an instant solution. You can’t snap your fingers and be OK with the unknown. There […]

By | 2018-03-12T19:13:23+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the answer within

He Will Get The Help He Needs

He will get the help he needs. 

For two weeks I was on autopilot, doctors appointments, trips to the Emergency Room, medical residents who didn’t know what they were doing, diagnoses being thrown around and me questioning everything. All of it.  Social Anxiety, O.D.D., Zoloft, therapy, ADHD, pediatric bipolar disorder, hyperfocus, technology addiction. This was/is my reality. […]

By | 2018-02-06T04:46:30+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He Will Get The Help He Needs