coping

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

bella klatt5 months ago
5. Acceptance
Acceptance is the fifth and final step of the grieving process. It is when you accept the reality of your loss and understand that there’s nothing you can do to change it. It took me a very long time ...
Mollie Major5 months ago
My Life with Depression
Depression … A word that can make your whole world crash down around you... It was back in 2015 when my mum suggested that I went to the doctors. After disagreeing with her and saying that I didn't wa...
Christina Scanlon5 months ago
Music Has Literally Saved My Life
Music is powerful. It has the ability to lift you out of dark and terrifying places that your mind tends to drift to when you feel alone, scared, depressed, etc. I was born in 1982, the time of big ha...
Alicia D'Aversa5 months ago
It's Not Easy Being Queen
Throughout my entire life, there has always been one thing I wanted to be. A farmer. Then I found out that cartoons had been lying to me all my life and they don't just play with the animals on the fi...
Emerson Astor5 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 mason5 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. J5 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 Willis5 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 Wilson5 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. M5 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 Scanlon5 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,5 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 Moore6 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 Cowman6 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...