coping

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

Steven Altman3 hours ago
Behind the Mask
A goaltender is known as a few things. Crazy, fearless, weird, quiet, anti-social and pretty much any other negative connotation that can be tied into the position. Originally, the worst player would ...
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Ryan Marie2 days ago
Diary of a Pathological Liar
Note: If any interest is shown in this, I will add more chapters. and more journal entries. Eventually becoming more of a novel style Autobiography. Foreword: The following is a story... but only in t...
Rachel Ann3 days ago
How Sexual Violence Has Affected Me
Day 17 08/09/2018 TRIGGER WARNING Hey everyone, welcome back today 17. As each day passes, more of you are coming to me asking for advice or asking me how I dealt with certain situations. This may be ...
My Life4 days ago
Too Bad Duct Tape Isn't Waterproof
You know that feeling when suddenly you're drowning? You try to keep your head above water, but life is just a perpetual effort to keep your head above water, so eventually you tire out and start swal...
Erica Hale4 days ago
I'll Never Ask for Help
I can generally feel the panic attacks coming. I have some indication earlier in the day or I had a dream the night before that will almost certainly set me off, given the right triggers later. I know...
Jakob Russell7 days ago
Challenges
To say everything has been a struggle until now would be putting it lightly. But that’s how it is when you have a brain injury. I just call it “me"; being this way, the way I’ve always known myself to...
I'm Happy
I'm happy. I can't believe how happy I am. Finally. I've dealt with depression for the past seven to eight years of my life. I have taken Zoloft, Lexapro, and tried so many other herbal remedies, drin...
Pain Is a Catalyst for Joy
A few years ago, I found myself in my apartment bedroom crying on the floor. I was looking out of my window, up at the moon and wondering why my life was falling apart. I felt grief and sorrow, as if ...
Chelise King9 days ago
Accepting Your Mental Illness
It was no surprise to me when I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I sat in a room across from a petite lady at a desk who read off a series of questions all regarding the way that I fel...
Alicia Brunskill11 days ago
Depression Symptoms That Feed Each Other
My point of view about depression exhaustion, lack of motivation, and anhedonia is not a medical one. I am not a medical professional, so you won’t find a scientific explanation to what I describe, bu...
Freda Mattea11 days ago
Worry: My Full-Time Job
Be it about a test, a job interview, or going to a party where you know absolutely no one, we all experience that dark cloud that is Worry. I've always called worry my "full time job" and as I've gott...
Christina Hendry16 days ago
Live a Little
Sara was the most popular girl in school, the valedictorian, but most of all, my best friend. Sara also liked to party quite a bit and had her fair share of one-night stands before I could even summon...
Daily Habits That Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health
While many of us are very in tune with our physical health and spend time every day to keep our bodies in shape, we don’t necessarily take the same time to manage our mental health. Our mind and body ...
Running to Save My Life
For many years I have battled depression unknowingly, or maybe I knew and just did not understand. I simply believed I was just having a bad day, or a bad week, a bad year. But I realized something wa...
Carly Norman17 days ago
Stepping Out of Hurt (Part 2)
I walked out the front door and into a misty rain that wet the ground and steamed in pools of moisture off the hot pavement. It smelled like sadness. The morning was grave and unsettling; Dad drove us...
Cierra Smith18 days ago
Breaking Away
Depression, a very complicated mental disorder nobody understands. The average American shows it through emotion or through actions. Although I suffer from this exhausting, complex issue I try to hide...
Alexandra F20 days ago
My Crazy
I'm different. Not just quirky, not just funny, but severely different. The kind of different that would get me called crazy if I weren't on meds. I'm diagnosed with delusionoid schizophrenia, erotoma...
Carly Norman20 days ago
The Shackled Monster
I remember the first time I was made aware of my own insecurities. I was 12 years old—young, quirky, frizzy-haired and eager. I was no beauty queen, but I told good stories and made people laugh. Midd...