coping

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

Tara Bush4 days ago
Ways I Cope with Mental Illness
Dealing with mental illness can be hard. I am no expert, but these are definitely things that I have learned to help yourself or someone you know who struggles with mental illness. These are not liste...
Cassidy Webb5 days ago
Coping with Anxiety Without Alcohol
I started sneaking alcohol from my parents’ liquor cabinet when I was 14 years old. I did it out of plain curiosity—the first time. I have a sister who is 10 years older than I am and she always looke...
Eden Roquelaire13 days ago
I Fake It So Real: My Battle with Derealization
One of my childhood memories that has stuck with me the most was of an experience at Disneyland, back when I was six or seven. I was getting into the little car for the Pinocchio ride, and before pull...
Scared of Mannequins
Growing up, I was taught to be fearless. It’s shameful to sleep with a nightlight, to cower at mannequins and clowns, to admit that you’re afraid. In movies, the hero is always the fearless one that s...
Stuart Crossley19 days ago
... Reaching for the Sky
Reach for the sky, is that what they always tell you? How about its not that easy. As someone like me, who is now 42, my age is meaningless, what I mean is, someone who has been in the mental health s...
Bianca Wargo24 days ago
How to Survive in the World to Come
What teachers don't teach you in school is that people are real jerks. They teach you to be good and kind and respectful and helpful, and not only do those same teachers go and do exactly the opposite...
Eleni Pagea month ago
I Can't Do It
Whether it's something small or large, sufferers of anxiety can easily feel overwhelmed. The truth is, whether it's small or not, it can feel like the end of the world in that moment to that person. S...
Cierra Harknessa month ago
How Music Connects to Our Sadness
As a person suffering from depression myself, I understand how hard it is to feel like nobody is on your side. I have felt I do not have many people to turn to that I can fully trust with my issues. The people I have trusted my problems with have complained about how I was using them as some sort of outlet to dump everything on. So instead, I decided to turn to music. I am not very good at making music, but I occasionally just make little snippets of songs that probably will not get anywhere, bu...
Sarah Jonesa month ago
RSVP for a Party Hosted by Depression and Anxiety
What is it about the night that not only snuffs out the brightness of the day, but the warm, happy thoughts that are more prevalent while the sun is out? There are times when I dread the suffocating s...
Sanaeya Da month ago
My Roommate, Life-Mate, and Persistent Pain in My Ass
Go back in time to school, think about Sports Day—the fun, the short putt, the high jumps, the relays and then think about Tug O’ War. Life’s like that, basically. Tug O’ War. You’re that ratty knot i...
Aaron daniela month ago
My Journey with Dysphoria
04/14/2019 Dysphoria is a heavy thing that I've been carrying with me for the past four months, still ongoing. Today, I've decided the share my story and my coping ways!
Tiff Nga month ago
How Do We Learn to Grieve?
It's a fact–we all experience grief at some point in our lives. We never know when we might face it, or how it will come. And we definitely don't know how it will affect us. I have seen death around m...
Melody Frost2 months ago
What to Do with Narcissistic, Self-Indulged, Attention-Seeking, Ego Trippers?
Wow, what about them. I divide this title into two kinds of people (this is what I named them myself), because from my perspective there are multiple types of toxic people and toxic behaviors, and her...
Rebekah Sanyu2 months ago
I Wrote a Diary While Suffering Mental Illness... It's Now a Published Book
Depression. Anxiety. Sexual assault. Bulimia Nervosa. Excessive alcohol intake. Attempted suicide. Reckless. Irrational, wild. Screw the world attitude. Self destructive. Moved out at eighteen. Mistru...
Bella Bergfalk2 months ago
All About Coping Skills
What are coping skills? Why should I use them? What are the benefits of using them? Is it difficult to learn? What if I don't like doing it? How can this help me? Is there someone this can't help? Tho...
Sarah Blain2 months ago
"Get Out of This House"
On a day like the one I am having, I would say it has been bad. It is hard to focus, and be 100 percent in public, which affects my work, and my relationships with other people. The world around me is...
Michelle Estevez2 months ago
10 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress on the Go
It’s not uncommon to feel stressed every now and then. Even as a yogi and meditation practitioner, I notice I still get stressed in certain situations. For example, I went for a massage last week and ...
Tabby Weir3 months ago
Living with a Mental Illness
INSTEAD of being a wave of relief, my diagnosis crushed me. I had been smacked with two hyper-stigmatised labels that I didn’t want or deserve. Medication seemed the logical route, and even though I s...