coping

Life presents variables; learning how to cope in order to master, minimize, or tolerate what has come to pass.

Miss. Ja day ago
Dear Diary (Pt. 1)
Dear Diary, I don't think I have done this since I was the same age as the sixth and seventh-grade students I now teach. I'm all grown up now, I'm 24. I've graduated college, got my bachelor's degree,...
Denise Willis5 days ago
Dementia, the Cruel Killer
Rumor had it that he was the angel of death. All the ladies who wore tight, white or silver curls delivered to them in the beauty shop were convinced he was the angel of death. He came to work each da...
Alyssa Wilson5 days ago
Feeling Lonely When You're Not Alone
Lately, it's started to feel harder and harder to be happy. On one of the nights where it felt especially hard to continue on, I wrote myself a letter—a summary of emotion, if you will. I don't want t...
A. M7 days ago
Trying to Stay Strong
A while back, I was feeling low and I wasn’t seeing my therapist, not taking care of myself. While I was feeling down, not wanting to talk to anyone I started to write some sentences that started to m...
Spend a Few Moments Inside My Head
I often find myself sitting in my computer room and staring at a blank screen. I know I have the talent, I know I have the ideas, but the various questions and self-doubt keep me from typing the words...
The Truth Behind the Crying Eyes
When we think of the happiest people, we think of those who are always smiling and are constantly laughing; but if we were to dig deeper, are the truly as happy as they seem? When we think of acting, ...
Samuel Moore19 days ago
Strength
I look around to see who has made it this far. I look to see the number of people I went to school with who made it this far. How many of them got beat by life, how many of them tapped out. If we have...
Sarah Cowmana month ago
Losing Someone You Don't Know
When I was five years old, I lost my father to several types of cancer. Of course, I knew him, but I didn't really know him. For the last seventeen years, I have dealt with that loss of someone I didn...
Paige Graffunder2 months ago
Physician, Heal Thy Self
I have kept a journal since I was old enough to know how to write. I have documented almost every moment of my whole life, and more importantly than that, I have recorded my feelings on the things tha...
Elijah Taylor2 months ago
One Kiss
It's amazing how one kiss can change your life, for better or for worse. Kissing is supposed to be healthy and improve a number of different things for you; that intimacy. Intimacy is something that I...
Faith Zielinski2 months ago
I Remember You
I remember you, The way your face would light up at something that made you excited, the way you closed your eyes and swayed your hips to the music, taking in the joy and the carelessness of life. I r...
Valentina Sophia2 months ago
Dealing with PTSD, Depression, and PPD
As someone who has suffered from three types of depression, I want to shed some light to those who suffer from it or know someone who is. I am not a doctor, these are just my experiences.
Brandi Payne2 months ago
Thoughts About Giving Up
Sometimes things have beaten me down so bad that I almost want to give up. Life becomes so hard and it seems like everything is just falling down around me. It becomes frustrating to the point of havi...
Katy K2 months ago
My Abusive Relationship
I was fourteen. Barely even a “young woman” when I met him. We used to say it was fate we met, because circumstances lined up just right for us to meet, and that was what I based our entire relationsh...
Adelia Pratico2 months ago
The Importance of Mental Health
Do you have a family member or close friend who struggles with a mental illness? According to the National Alliance on Mental illness, one in five adults suffer from a mental illness. Nearly one in 25...
Teya Hooper2 months ago
I Don’t Know
I never knew why I needed to write. Just that... I needed to. It gave me purpose. It gave me clarity. It gave me... peace. Simply everything that the rest of the world and the people could not. Don’t ...
Holly Paine2 months ago
Dealing with Anxiety
Please note: This article is not intended to diagnosis or prescribe a treatment for any mental or physical health issues. If you feel you may have an anxiety disorder or a physical health problem caus...
Paige Graffunder2 months ago
Desperate for the Need to Rise
I live in Seattle. That means during the winter it will rain almost every day, and the sun doesn't rise until after 7 AM and sets at 4 PM. This is only November, so as the year progresses towards the ...