coping

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

Alexana Carter2 days ago
You Can't Pour From an Empty Glass
My husband has Crohn's Disease. He was diagnosed in November 2017 after a year-long battle with the illness that left him 60 lbs lighter, missing 14 inches of the small intestine that was taken out—be...
FK Hoff4 days ago
Those Left Behind
Today I attended the final chapter in the life of a 40 year old young man, he had a lived a full life, albeit short. Diagnosed with a brain tumour 12 months ago, he stayed positive and underwent two m...
Jacqueline Noor6 days ago
A New Mindset
Insecurity is never something I enjoy talking about. Mostly because I’ve never really been here. Even when I’m not necessarily confident in myself, I still don’t reach this point. However, I’ve recent...
Mia Morales9 days ago
Healthy Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Depression
Being diagnosed with depression or anxiety can be a life-changing event. This means that you are going into the unknown and will have to possibly change how you live your life. There are a lot of diff...
Sensitive Dude11 days ago
Sensitive Dude: The Perfect Climate
Sensory-Processing Sensitivity is a big deal to those living with it (15-20 percent of the population). I have SPS, so my pen name is Sensitive Dude. If you're a highly sensitive person (HSP) or simpl...
Deborah Portillo11 days ago
The Warrior
Today is like any other ordinary morning. The same repeated pattern of hitting the snooze button, the same difficulty climbing out of bed. The same routine followed every day, and every dreadful Monda...
Hailey Parks17 days ago
How My Mental Health Disorders Played a Role in My Addiction
When I was growing up, I always knew deep down that there was something different about me. I never felt like I fully fit in with any of my peers in school, or even my own family members; genuine conn...
CoachTKnee® -17 days ago
Why Are We So Emotional?
You can live a healthy and happy life, but you must first realize that your priorities need to match your intentions. Let's start by talking about emotions, and how they effect our motivation.
Tara Busha month 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 Webba month 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 Roquelairea month 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...
Raising Neverland2 months ago
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 Crossley2 months 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 Wargo2 months 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 Page2 months 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 Harkness2 months 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 Jones2 months 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 D2 months 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...