coping

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

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...
S P2 years ago
Understanding the Difference Between Facts and Opinions
"It’s not a character defect, a spiritual disorder or an emotional dysfunction. And chief of all, it’s not a choice. Asking someone to “try” not being depressed is tantamount to asking someone who’s b...
Is Suicide Selfish?
**Trigger Warning: This article may be triggering to those struggling with suicidal ideation or other mental illnesses. ** "Suicide isn’t chosen. It happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with...
Wake Up. You're Dreaming.
Ever since I was little, I can remember having all sorts of dysfunctional ways of being. Even at a toddler, you could see my anxiety in photographs. When I look back on them now, I think, "How the hel...
Tanisha Dagger2 years ago
Mental Health
Late in the 2010s, mental health has become more and more open to the media; more people were getting help for what they are dealing with. More doctors, support workers, and psychiatrists have more ex...
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Sarah Barrett2 years ago
How Do I?
How do I explain how I feel without sounding pathetic? Depression swallows me whole. It wraps me tightly in its arms and doesn't let me free. It's like a hug from long lost aunt Judy. Unwanted, tight,...
S P2 years ago
Why Self Acceptance Can Either Help You or Hinder You
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery,” - Psychology Today When it comes to dealing with mental health issues, and essentially anything other a...
Sarah S.2 years ago
Living with a Mental Illness – Starting University
Hey, everyone, this is my very first post and I'm so excited I get to share my own personal story with you. I was diagnosed with major depression and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) around two year...