coping

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

Sienna Leftwich3 hours 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 days 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 Hooper3 days 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 Paine4 days 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...
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 ...
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Kristin Lee6 days ago
When Suicide Takes a Loved One
When I was 14 and a freshman in high school, there was a new girl in my class. We'll call her Lynn. She was my age; just a month older than me, actually. To be honest with you, I don't remember if we ...
Harmony Myers9 days ago
Introduction + Entry #1
My name is Harmony Myers. I am freshly 18-years-old. I just turned such in late October. I am a freshman in college, and I am engaged. These last few years of my life have gone by faster than I could’...
Olive Octavius11 days ago
A Manifesto of Anxiety
I was born with this disease, this disorder. I honestly never noticed it “coming on” until I was in fifth grade. I have suspicions that my father might’ve known sooner. As a child, I was uncomfortable...
Darragh Joyce14 days ago
The Continuing Stories of Those We Loved and Lost
Clinical psychologist Dr. Kim Bateman wrote an article for TED Ideas in October of 2017 detailing her fractured journey toward acceptance of the death of her 21 year old brother in a skiing accident i...
Harie Calder15 days ago
Dealing with Demons
Demons. Lurking in the shadows. Hiding under our beds. Creeping up from behind us. Waiting to jump at us. An endless stalk from the dark corners in the world around us, and the deep recesses of our mi...
Glen McKenzie21 days ago
The Feeling of Insignificance
There is something inside of us; part of our soul; part of our being that needs to know "where do I fit into this thing called the universe?" And if you're like me, you will have had or are having rig...
Brandi Payne24 days ago
Battling With Mental Illness
I am a soon to be 48-year-old woman who battles with multiple disorders every day. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disord...
Leah Rose Evana month ago
Living on LV2
Before I start, I just wanna put a warning to anyone who might be facing the same challenges I did. This may trigger you and as a fellow friend I want what's best for you. You are loved and strong. He...
Stephanie Ba month ago
Surviving Suicide—Part 5
This is a very raw, deep and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost 1 year) killed himself. I will post 2 or 3 days at a time unt...
Dirty Snow
Dirty Snow She had never seen snow that color—a blended mix of grays and browns from the line of footsteps that had been walked over it, with holes from heels and imprints of sneakers left behind. The...
Stephanie Ba month ago
Surviving Suicide
This is a very raw, deep, and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost one year) killed himself. I will post two or three days at a...
Joshua Stanleya month ago
ADHD in Adulthood: My Journey Through Misconceptions
My thoughts were all over the place when the doctor gave the final diagnosis, but for those with ADHD, that’s not a new experience. Some of these thoughts I’ll simply have to live with, such as 'how m...
Stephanie Ba month ago
Surviving Suicide
This is a very raw, deep, and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost one year) killed himself. I will post two or three days at a...