coping

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

Emerson Astor2 months ago
How TEA Helped Me Turn My Life Around
When it comes to therapy speak, I’d like to say I know more than your average sad sap. Considering how long I’ve worked on my mental health, it’d be upsetting if I didn’t. And after several years of i...
talia mason2 months ago
How a Snail Saved My Life
Earlier this year, my life hit an all time low when I was first diagnosed with lupus, then PTSD. Then the lupus meds triggered epilepsy, which I was told had probably laid dormant within me for my who...
Miss. J2 months ago
Dear Diary (Pt. 1)
Dear Diary, I don't think I have done this since I was the same age as the sixth and seventh-grade students I now teach. I'm all grown up now, I'm 24. I've graduated college, got my bachelor's degree,...
Denise Willis2 months ago
Dementia, the Cruel Killer
Rumor had it that he was the angel of death. All the ladies who wore tight, white or silver curls delivered to them in the beauty shop were convinced he was the angel of death. He came to work each da...
Alyssa Wilson2 months ago
Feeling Lonely When You're Not Alone
Lately, it's started to feel harder and harder to be happy. On one of the nights where it felt especially hard to continue on, I wrote myself a letter—a summary of emotion, if you will. I don't want t...
A. M2 months ago
Trying to Stay Strong
A while back, I was feeling low and I wasn’t seeing my therapist, not taking care of myself. While I was feeling down, not wanting to talk to anyone I started to write some sentences that started to m...
Christina Scanlon2 months ago
Spend a Few Moments Inside My Head
I often find myself sitting in my computer room and staring at a blank screen. I know I have the talent, I know I have the ideas, but the various questions and self-doubt keep me from typing the words...
Lindsey Sheffield,2 months ago
The Truth Behind the Crying Eyes
When we think of the happiest people, we think of those who are always smiling and are constantly laughing; but if we were to dig deeper, are the truly as happy as they seem? When we think of acting, ...
Samuel Moore3 months ago
Strength
I look around to see who has made it this far. I look to see the number of people I went to school with who made it this far. How many of them got beat by life, how many of them tapped out. If we have...
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 4)
Maybe some of the issue isn't me.
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 3)
My family is a chaos machine.
Sarah Cowman3 months ago
Losing Someone You Don't Know
When I was five years old, I lost my father to several types of cancer. Of course, I knew him, but I didn't really know him. For the last seventeen years, I have dealt with that loss of someone I didn...
Paige Graffunder4 months ago
Physician, Heal Thy Self
I have kept a journal since I was old enough to know how to write. I have documented almost every moment of my whole life, and more importantly than that, I have recorded my feelings on the things tha...
Elijah Taylor4 months ago
One Kiss
It's amazing how one kiss can change your life, for better or for worse. Kissing is supposed to be healthy and improve a number of different things for you; that intimacy. Intimacy is something that I...
Faith Zielinski4 months ago
I Remember You
I remember you, The way your face would light up at something that made you excited, the way you closed your eyes and swayed your hips to the music, taking in the joy and the carelessness of life. I r...
Valentina Sophia4 months ago
Dealing with PTSD, Depression, and PPD
As someone who has suffered from three types of depression, I want to shed some light to those who suffer from it or know someone who is. I am not a doctor, these are just my experiences.
Brandi Payne4 months ago
Thoughts About Giving Up
Sometimes things have beaten me down so bad that I almost want to give up. Life becomes so hard and it seems like everything is just falling down around me. It becomes frustrating to the point of havi...