coping

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

Bullying We Are Surprisingly Okay With
So, I was watching this Cracked video on 4 types of bullying that we're surprisingly okay with and I remembered the way that bullying is something that I had to work through throughout my life; both as it was happening and dealing with its after effects. Bullying, for many people, can be a catalyst that sparks a spiral of bad mental health episodes that can traumatise anyone for the rest of their life. William Copeland, Ph.D. of Duke University, did a study on the effect of bullying and it turns...
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Breana Ware2 years ago
Stripes: A Ten Year War Against Me 1
"Write what's on your heart." These are the words circulating my mind each and every time I attempt to pick up a pen. The words repeating themselves as I search for something, anything, of value to ex...
Zeno Antonius 2 years ago
A Smile in the Dark
8.15 AM. Mask ingredients White Russian. Shot of cheap whiskey. 10 GV hand rolled cigarettes. An organised line of cocaine. 10 valium. Maintenance - a random handful of narcotics, shoved into my shirt...
Maddy G2 years ago
An Introduction
It's been years since I've written something, but here goes nothing I suppose. My name is Madison, I am 20 years old and I live in a small town in Canada. I've been in a relationship for the last five...
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Kaysha Stack2 years ago
Home
Home is a complicated thing. This is my first ever blog post on this site and I must say that I am thrilled to connect with you. If you have any topics you would like me to address in the future pleas...
Stephanie Norman2 years ago
Daughter Lost
When I found out I was pregnant with my now 12 year old daughter Hannah I was overjoyed. Her father and I didn't have a lot of money and were concerned about how we would care for her. I also already ...
Courtenay Sutton2 years ago
What Mental Illness Taught Me
If someone had of told me before I was diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses, I would not have believed you. I was outgoing, social, always out, working, hanging out with my friends. I would have l...
Kelly Hawks2 years ago
When Is It Okay to Laugh Again?
I see myself as having a “goofy” sense of humor. My idea of a fun evening is making fun of old crappy movies or watching anime spoofs on YouTube which, by the way, are hilarious. It's the stupid, sill...
Rayel B2 years ago
The Day I Thought I Might Have DID (Or Multiple Personality Disorder)
It was a stressful day at the office like many others from the past year. Far from my hometown, living alone in a new city, unable to connect with the new people around me. I was feeling overwhelmed b...
Kerri Maguire2 years ago
A Guide to BPD
I've never been quiet about my mental health, while I haven't been as open as I am now, I've never made a conscious effort to hide it. However, there are many people that I know who fight specifically...
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 Rivera2 years 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 Bloss2 years 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 Green2 years 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 Arrow2 years 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 Tyler2 years 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 J2 years 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...