coping

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

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...
Lynne Rush3 months ago
The Little Tremors Before the Quake
Something happens to me when I watch crime drama. I’ve always been a fan of all things dark and spooky — crime mystery fits nicely into that. It hits a sweet spot in my interests John Milton called di...
Rachel Ann3 months ago
I'm Still Not Better
Day 32 10/13/2018 Hello my loves, welcome back to day 32! I know a lot of you are waiting for my posts so I do apologize that I don’t post as often or have a certain day to post on. I write when I hav...
Sierra Hicks3 months ago
Thoughts During Mental Health Day
When I was six I was diagnosed with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), among a few other three letter abbreviated thingamabobs that played a background role to...
Social Worker3 months ago
Are you Coping?
How are you dealing with life stressors? Do you practice healthy coping techniques? If not, it's not too late. Coping is dealing with responsibilities and problems and overcoming them. Not only that, ...
Gabriella Grace3 months ago
It's Only Energy
As I sat amid one of the darkest and most painful experiences of my life, trying to create some sense of normalcy out of anything at all, I put a piece of jewelry in my mouth and bit down to close the...
Mental Health and Me
It’s hard to talk about mental health, especially on a platform as scrutinised as the internet, without legitimising your stance with a prologue of your own personal mental health issues. Therefore, I...
Sonee M.3 months ago
Hi, I'm Crazy and I Want to Be a Musician
I'm going to start by going deep... back when I was 15, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Hi, I'm Sonee and I'm crazy. Now, I can feel someone reading this article getting offended at my use of t...
Kay L4 months ago
Envy
There are a multitude of reasons as to why we have trouble admitting the truth to ourselves. One of those reasons being our wishing we had what someone else currently possess. I myself have had troubl...
Cindy Brunswig4 months ago
How Art Affected My Mental Health
Art has affected my mental health in a very strong and positive way. Starting sophomore year I became more stressed and all of it was overwhelming to my brain. I had to find something that would let m...
E. J.4 months ago
I'll Never Start by Saying "Dear Diary"
The first time I studied poetry was in sixth grade, when I wasn’t that mentally fucked up. Even then- I had a ball with it. I learned about limericks, haikus, poetry that’s the words formed into an im...
Alexis Bellaw4 months ago
Does It Get Better?
A lot of people have depression, anxiety, or both it seems. I was never actually diagnosed with depression, but I've had trusted adults I confide in tell me it seems like I do. I was diagnosed with an...
Renee w4 months ago
Anxiety or Depression
I don't know when it started, but I know that it has affected my life substantially. I've never been diagnosed with depression nor anxiety, however, I've had this deep feeling that I might have one of...
Alice Keller4 months ago
Ponds, Hills, and Sideway Thrills
The things I’d love to do if I could. Imagine a world where it truly is everything you hoped and dreamed about all your life up to this point. Would it be much different than what it is right now? I c...
Jonathan Miciano4 months ago
Growing Up Suicidal and How It Has Affected Me Today
Pictured above is me at my happiest. Who wouldn't be happy to pet goats at the zoo? Even as an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. That whole day was a nice escape. You probably can't tell, bu...