coping

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

Harie Calder2 months 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 McKenzie3 months 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 Payne3 months 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 Evan3 months 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 B3 months 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...
Victoria Nicolova 3 months ago
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 B3 months 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 Stanley3 months 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 B3 months 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...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Why Putting Up a Front Sucks
The front is something we mentally ill people are good at putting up. We hide behind a veneer of positivity just because we are paranoid about somebody feeling sorry for us. The dreaded dead-end pity ...
Stephanie B3 months 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 ...
isabelle parsley3 months ago
Living with Anxiety and Depression
Dealing with anxiety is not an easy task. Anxiety can paralyze you and make some of the simplest activities impossible, but they aren't impossible. If you are dealing with an anxiety disorder then I a...
Francesca Ligorio3 months ago
Here
Every day for the past two and a half months, I've sat on the couch in my grandparent's living room. I left university and enrolled in the court reporting program at my local community college. I'd ra...
Alyssa Baur3 months ago
Feeling Lost
Everyone I have encountered with in my whole life has felt lost in some way. Whether it be financially, academically, emotionally, etc. It’s a sucky feeling, but it’s bound to happen. If you’re feelin...
Jordan Holt3 months ago
Progress, Not Perfection in the Cities
It all happens so fucking fast. One minute you’re swimming through a fiery field of frantic forever agos and the next minute, that memory has been paved over and turned into a parking lot of endless h...
Toni Velagic3 months ago
Self-Confidence
I don't know when it started. I just know that I've always lacked self-confidence. For 29 years of my life, I've had this little girl inside of me who likes to hide in a corner and hope that no one se...
Megan Paul3 months ago
Escapism and Mental Health
Escapism is defined by Merriam-Webster as "habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine," in this, we mean avoiding reality by su...
Lesley Anne Armour3 months ago
The Cost
Jane still felt like the new starter after six months in her job. Her lack of experience was telling when she began her work practice. Jane had spent her twenties cleaning various hotel bedrooms aroun...