coping

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

Isolation and Anxiety
Mental health transparency is becoming a more and more mainstream with each passing year. I know more about my friends’ mental health concerns than I ever expected that I would. I know who struggles w...
Jaye Riveraa year ago
What They Don't Know
Yesterday was my 30th birthday. A day I had long been dreading. A bittersweet day to have been alive. You see I suffer from depression. Though my friends and family knew I was having a hard time recen...
Lily Blossa year ago
My Black Dog
Are you here yet? It’s the house just three down from the carpark. The one with the brown door. Come straight in. It’s open. Don’t hover by the door – come on through. Do you like the lounge? It’s bee...
Tabitha Greena year ago
Getting Better: The Realities
For me, writing has always been a coping mechanism; to see your thoughts materialised is something of a relief. I've never been one to bottle things up - in my personal experience, the weight of withh...
Lizzy Arrowa year ago
When is it Time to Say Enough is Enough?
For the past week, I have felt like the lowest of the low; stressed out, depressed and anxious. By the end of the week I ended up feeling ill physically as well, getting headaches and other ailments t...
Kelsie Tylera year ago
The Stages of Grief
Losing someone you love is one of the toughest things one can go through in their life. Sadly, it happens way too often nowadays, but that's life for you. Whether you lose someone from death or someon...
Mollie Ja year ago
How Do You Stay Sane Once You Enter Your 20s?
Your 20s – A time in which you are meant to relish in the richness of life whilst experiencing a generous amount of struggle but in a "cool, calm and collected way." A time that sees you make the bigg...
Depression and Time
Days without food or movement flow into one another. The only time that can be quantified is the moments during which my mind is less muted than usual—when emotions are something tangible. In the shor...
Kay Deschaina year ago
Being Crazy Is Hard...
And yeah, I know. I'm not supposed to use the word "crazy." I'm "mentally ill," "emotionally damaged," "about to set out on my healing journey"... Yeah, fuck that. I'm crazy. It's my illness, I will c...
Saraa Renauda year ago
Living with Depression and Anxiety
BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. What? What is that? Oh no. My alarm. I have to get up now. I have to start my day. I have to get ready for work. What if people look at me today? What if they judge me. Shoot, I h...
Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
The first reaction I normally get when people find out I have DID is "Are you going to hurt me?" You wouldn't' say something like that to anybody with Cancer or somebody with depression so why is that...
Claire Raymonda year ago
What Depression Really Feels Like
There are so many myths surrounding depression and one of the biggest myths is that depressed people only ever feel sad. That we spend our lives as dreary and glum as Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. And ...
Jordan Haupricha year ago
Riptide
Escapism is a beautiful place for a while, it feels almost painless. It feels okay because you can breathe without that pounding in your chest, or that hole in your stomach that looks like the milky w...