coping

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

Tim Lawson20 hours ago
Emotionally Drained
What do I do when it's all just too much? This is the question I ask myself at least once a day, if not many times over, like today. What do I do when it's all just too much? Such an ominous question ...
Courtney Schmale21 hours ago
I Was My Worst Enemy
I am someone who has struggled. I’ve struggled with my views upon myself, depression, anxiety, and stress. I’ve always seen myself as someone who has never been good enough, someone that can’t see the...
E ☄ 2 days ago
Self-Harm Urges (and How I Dealt with Them)
Self-harm is a major part of mental illness. Usually linked to depression and suicide, it is a difficult thing to have to deal with. The act of harming yourself has had much spotlight in the recent ye...
Escape Room
Everybody has their own exit door to reality, a place where nobody can find us, a place that not a soul knows about. This place might create itself while someone might play video games, sometimes it m...
Jack Peterson3 days ago
'You're Fine'
As a child, I grew up in a suburban town north of Atlanta. This town was affluent, high achieving, and expected a lot from the people that lived there. It was always a constant struggle to always be t...
Lauren Sharples4 days ago
Me and My Mental Health
As a child, I always knew I was a different to other children, my physical appearance grew stranger as I aged, the issue of my lazy eye as a child formed one eye to look slightly different to my other...
Grief
Grief is an individual feeling and each individual will have a way of dealing with the pain losing someone brings. I would love to share my story with you and share with you ways that I have found use...
Joy Ergang4 days ago
Struggle
Everyone has a story to tell. The story is as unique as the individual who tells it. One person's story may overlap another person's. There are parts of a story that may be difficult for the person to...
Indigo Soul5 days ago
The Ultimate Empath Checklist Guide
Have you been sensitive most of your life? Were you teased for being highly sensitive and hated the way you were treated. Highly Sensitive People is another term for Empath. The latter is the more pos...
Tim Lawson6 days ago
Sleepless Night
I know I'm not alone in this struggle that consumes me randomly, this struggle to find sleep. I know it exists and I know that I should be tired after the long day being up and working hard and yet I ...
Musings of a Mental Mind
It seems so simple to those living on the outside living with mental illness isn't an excuse they say. Not caring that some days it's hard just to drag myself out of bed. I have heard it all my entire...
The Weeds I've Watered
Like millions of other human beings, I too struggle with mental illness. I've battled with depression and multiple anxiety disorders since I was a child. At the ripe age of 12, I started therapy. I ha...
Living with Mental Illness
We all know living with a mental illness is a struggle. It is one thing we can never get away from, even with all the help we seek. It's the one thing that latches on to us and never leaves. Once you ...
Kate Robinson9 days ago
Can Gratitude Change the Cycle of Depression?
In a world where the pressure is on to be perfect, it feels like every time we turn around another one of us has fallen prey to mental illness. A friend of mine commented to me the other day over coff...
Cailey Renee10 days ago
How I Cope with Anxiety
Ever since I was child I can remember some version of anxiety existing in my life. It wasn't until I reached high school age that I really discovered that what I was struggling with was anxiety. I hav...
Dustin Murphy10 days ago
Depression, Video Games, Bipolar Disorder — And A Few Smiles Later
Depression. It's a word that most of us recoil from or shrug off whenever we hear it mentioned. It's a state of mind that most of us respond to with a hasty "get over it." If only it were that simple ...
Dustin Murphy11 days ago
Let's Talk About Mental Health In Gamers and What the Video Game Industry Does About It
Gamers. We need to have a serious conversation. I'm not talking about the conversation you'd have with your mom, dad, cousin, uncle, sister, brother, or whoever about dating or sex. I'm talking about ...
Emma Blake11 days ago
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, or Is It...?
*Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional, however, I will share observations, thoughts and opinions from students view as I'm a training allied health professional.* Christmas is one of the ...