coping

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

Aurea Gonzalez2 years ago
It's Mental Health Day...
It's been two years since I attempted suicide. I constantly like to reflect on where I have been since my release from the Harlem Hospital's Psych Ward. In honor of Mental Health Day, or Mental Health...
Amanda Lynn2 years ago
Karma’s Not as Bad as You Think
Every second of every day, I fear the words that will come from your mouth. I fear whether they shall hurt only for a short while, or sting forever. I wake up smiling, only to realize I don’t have muc...
Amanda Karenina2 years ago
The Girl Who Remains
Each day, a little of our yesterday fades away. A memory blurs into a forgotten moment forever lost in the past. A lock of hair clipped away, a favorite over-worn pair of sneakers we finally discard, ...
Emily Buehner2 years ago
Abyss
Sometimes when we are going through a rough patch, we don't know what it is to feel, we feel numb inside and sometimes the feeling never seems to leave the body. The pain screams in the pit of our stomach, the thoughts run all over the body making it feel colder. What will happen if we stop feeling? When it rains we feel like it pours, when we cry we feel like the tears are unstoppable, when we feel cold we tell ourselves we are freezing. When we feel numb inside we turn the lights off where we ...
Becky Barton2 years ago
A Mind Shared with Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety: Omg! I’m $50 short on the bills again! And today they sent a disconnect notice! Depression: Shouldn’t have left work early that day. Moron. Anxiety: I had a stomach virus! I almost threw up o...
Elizabeth Olson2 years ago
The Cocoon
The most vivid memories I have from grade school all have two things in common: shame, and the desperate, seizing feeling of not belonging. At this point in my life, those memories are all stills. All...
Shirley Davis2 years ago
The Rambling Thoughts of an Insomniac
It's two o'clock in the morning and I'm still awake. The ghosts of the past as well as the stress of the present play hell with my mind, and so I don't sleep. Sleep has always been illusive to me, alw...
Carol Townend2 years ago
How Music Helps Me Stay Mentally Stable
I love music. In fact there is not one genre of music I don't like. I can listen to anything, party, dance, rock, pop, blues, country, and the list goes on... Music has a good impact on my mental heal...
Hannah Easop2 years ago
Cracked
At the time I was introduced to Kintsugi—a Japanese art form, in which broken pottery is repaired using lacquer mixed with powdered precious metals: silver, gold, and platinum—I could truly relate to ...
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Amy Sutton2 years ago
Acting from the Neck Up
I begin this with my favourite caveat from drama school: "Ninety per cent of what we teach you is bullshit, darlings. You have to find the ten per cent that works for you, and it's different for every...
Cheyann Strom2 years ago
Coping Mechanisms & Children
Some children very early on in their lives must come up with coping mechanisms, these are used to help the child process and be able to function while carrying the baggage that has been placed on them...
Michael Jones2 years ago
Anxiety and Depression Ruined My Life, Now I'm Taking It Back
It is something that has taken me a long time to fully acknowledge, I had always tried to play it down or shrug it off. I've often mentioned in passing my struggles with anxiety and my depressive mood...
aureliablood 2 years ago
My Own Personal Nightmare
Some days I wake up and I feel like there is this weight on me, and I have a sinking feeling in my stomach as if I am about to throw up. I realize that the monsters have come back for a visit, and I p...
erin 2 years ago
Losing My Independence
Following my graduation from University, I moved back in with my parents for the summer. After countless job applications, I was struggling to find a job which presented itself as interesting to me. I...
Cordell Green2 years ago
Today, You Will Forget that There Is a Tomorrow
They say that it’s better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. They say the good ones always leave us too soon, and that sometimes, if you love them, you must let them go. These ar...
Hannah Easop2 years ago
10 Things to Do When You Take a Mental Health Day
(That Will Actually Improve Your Mental Health)
Deity Ward2 years ago
In the Shits
Getting over my ex common law boyfriend is not an easy task, especially when we have to see each other every weekend when we pass over our daughter, or when he calls me to get advice on his new crazy ...
Kayla Triplett2 years ago
How to Cope with Death
I know death is a hard subject for anyone, especially if you were in love with them. I lost someone I loved the beginning of 2017. He died just three weeks after his twenty second birthday. Things wer...