coping

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

Sarah Blain8 days 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...
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 Weir24 days 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...
The Art of Breathing
Life at times is full on, fast-paced and challenging. One minute you're on top of the world and another minute you're in the slums. The mind is such a powerful system. Your thoughts literally create y...
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 12)
It's not Dysmorphia, so what is it?
Alice's Secretsa month ago
Reasons to Live
So, tomorrow is my two year anniversary. Two years ago, I tried to commit suicide. I can’t say that it has been easy, this whole, being alive thing. It hasn’t been all unicorns or rainbows but I am gl...
Vitality Adjustment
It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Getting it all started. To some people getting things started isn't a thought at all. Every day there are examples of people that do amazing things just by following the...
Sarah Jonesa month ago
Cats and Suicide
Hi, my name is Sarah and I am suicidal. After watching several episodes of a sitcom about alcoholics try to maintain sobriety, I thought that was appropriate. I have suicidal thoughts every hour on th...
Don't Call Me Crazy
Past: I don’t remember much about Christmas 2014 other than my life changing. Maybe that’s all I need to remember, at least for this narrative anyway. With every holiday season comes the hustle and bu...
Sarah Carvera month ago
Safety Nets and Guilty Pleasures
I lived a medicated life up until last year. If it wasn’t medication for my food allergies, then it was medication for my period. If it wasn’t medication for my period, then it was medication for my m...
Sydney Scarleta month ago
Anxious and Sad
I feel like my anxiety has become a fashion trend for people who want to seem quirky or alternative. That my depression has become nothing more than a way for people to express their first world probl...
Sierra Lynna month ago
Joking About Your Mental Health Is Probably a Good Thing
“Coming to a theater near you: My crippling depression, one girls story about being alone and eating all day.” “Current relationship status: craving death.” “Depressed, yeah." Anxious, always." "Yee h...
bella klatt2 months ago
5. Acceptance
Acceptance is the fifth and final step of the grieving process. It is when you accept the reality of your loss and understand that there’s nothing you can do to change it. It took me a very long time ...
Mollie Major2 months ago
My Life with Depression
Depression … A word that can make your whole world crash down around you... It was back in 2015 when my mum suggested that I went to the doctors. After disagreeing with her and saying that I didn't wa...
Christina Scanlon2 months ago
Music Has Literally Saved My Life
Music is powerful. It has the ability to lift you out of dark and terrifying places that your mind tends to drift to when you feel alone, scared, depressed, etc. I was born in 1982, the time of big ha...
Alicia D'Aversa2 months ago
It's Not Easy Being Queen
Throughout my entire life, there has always been one thing I wanted to be. A farmer. Then I found out that cartoons had been lying to me all my life and they don't just play with the animals on the fi...