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A timeline of the last three years of my life.

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

TRIGGER WARNING: Physical/psychological abuse, rape, eating disorders, general mental illness.   This is going to be a long one, so buckle in. I get a surprising amount of questions from friends and strangers alike that are very far off from the timeline of my life. One I get a lot is “so, was that sociopath… Continue reading A timeline of the last three years of my life.

Uncategorized · Videos

VIDEO: Re: Shane Dawson and Eugenia Cooney

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

If you don't know who Shane Dawson is, he's a very famous Youtuber whose vast amount of subscribers check in on him to see long, expose style mini-documentaries on relevant internet topics. Most recently, he did a video titled "The Return of Eugenia Cooney." It's really excellent and I recommend you watch it, it'll give… Continue reading VIDEO: Re: Shane Dawson and Eugenia Cooney

Eating · Uncategorized

The Scourge of Pro-Ana Content

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

If there's anything that makes me really shake, it's sociopaths. Well, even more than that, and this isn't something I usually talk about with folks- so even those close to me wouldn't know it- but the thing that really grinds my gears the most is internet pro-ana content. What the heck am I talking about?… Continue reading The Scourge of Pro-Ana Content

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My Diagnosis and Medication Journey

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

When I was in seventh grade, I was pulling my hair out. By the time I got to eighth grade, I’d stopped hair pulling. After a friend said something that made me sad and my mother found me sobbing on my bed, she sent me to a therapist.   At this point, here was my… Continue reading My Diagnosis and Medication Journey

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Relics of Cries for Help: An Old Reddit Post

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Yes, I'm on Reddit. Yes, I'm a bit ashamed. I like to feebly remind folks that Serena Williams' (husband) invented Reddit, so it can't be all bad! I originally joined it a few years ago to follow the conversation surrounding my favorite TV show, and one of the only I watch, Survivor. I recently used it… Continue reading Relics of Cries for Help: An Old Reddit Post

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How sleep has saved my life

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

There are a few things that have really made the difference in the fact that I haven’t once seriously thought “I want to die” in four months, or a record for me. After my departure from the hospital, my dad and I underwent a series of lifestyle changes that, in conjunction with medication changes, have… Continue reading How sleep has saved my life

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The Power of Not Posting

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Today, I filmed a video. It was an hour long. It detailed the entire timeline of what my emotionally abusive, sociopathic ex did, from the moment I first saw him and remarked on his visual similarity to Harry Potter to the last time we communicated. I got it all out there. My intent was not… Continue reading The Power of Not Posting

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I’m So Happy

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I have a bit of a different message for today. I’m happy. I’m really, genuinely, profusely happy in my own skin, for the first time in a large handful of years. I adore my friends and relationships; I feel truly valued and important and heard within them. I adore my body and how it can… Continue reading I’m So Happy

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Booksmart and Female Friendships

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I recently went and saw the movie Booksmart and I could not possibly more highly recommend it. It’s actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and it stars Kaitlyn Dever as Amy and Beanie Feldstein (yes, like from Lady Bird!) as Molly. Amy and Molly are best, tight-as-could-be, parents-mistake-them-for-lesbian-lovers (Amy is actually gay, Molly isn’t) kind of… Continue reading Booksmart and Female Friendships

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Selecting language in mental health communities

Olivia Epley

Founder of Millennial Girl, Interrupted, a senior in a small Connecticut high school. I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I've been in a widely ranged swath of mental health units, wards, houses, groups and communities. They all have their own rules when it comes to what can and cannot be said: literally, what is allowed to be uttered. The folks in these communities go along with the rules most of the time, for there’s… Continue reading Selecting language in mental health communities