coping

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

Laura Bruns4 months ago
Cutting Through Chaos
I've always been a planner. I like knowing what I'm going to do in a given day, who I'm going to hang out with, where I'll be going, if I need to spend any money. One thing I've never been able to pla...
Mina LeAnn4 months ago
Four Steps to Pulling Yourself out of a Relapse
Relapse is a completely normal part of recovery. Everyone has bumps in the road and moments where they slip back into behaviors that they’re trying so hard to stop. Some relapses may seem harder or la...
Iiliana Williams4 months ago
Breaking Free Pt. 3
Last night (Monday night because when I went to try and post this I could not because Vocal was under maintenance) I got trapped in my own negativity, and what started my downward spiral of a thought ...
Freda Mattea4 months ago
Feel Your Feelings
In this society, we have been taught over and over again that yes, you can feel your feelings, but do it quietly. We feel our feelings at home and then we put a mask on and walk out the door so that w...
Ashlee :)4 months ago
The Body's Emotions
Emotional and mental health and well being is a subject that is becoming more discussed, but there is still a certain stigma around the subject and some people that doubt whether it really has that bi...
Celina Van Hyning 4 months ago
Yoga for Depression
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), 21,000,000 Americans suffer from some form of depression. For these people, no coping mechanism is out of the ordinary. From medi...
Aleisha Moore4 months ago
I'm Trying to Escape
I have just recently turned 18. I have one year left in school. I am studying three A-levels. I am suffering from anxiety. I'm a good faker. I fake a lot, especially when it comes to my emotions and f...
Chelise King4 months ago
Run to the Cure
I wish with every fiber of my being that there was a cure. It often times seems as though the most painful diseases and illnesses in our world are the ones that are left incurable. When someone breaks...
Steven Altman4 months ago
Behind the Mask
A goaltender is known as a few things. Crazy, fearless, weird, quiet, anti-social and pretty much any other negative connotation that can be tied into the position. Originally, the worst player would ...
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Ryan Marie4 months ago
Diary of a Pathological Liar
Note: If any interest is shown in this, I will add more chapters. and more journal entries. Eventually becoming more of a novel style Autobiography. Foreword: The following is a story... but only in t...
Rachel Ann4 months ago
How Sexual Violence Has Affected Me
Day 17 08/09/2018 TRIGGER WARNING Hey everyone, welcome back today 17. As each day passes, more of you are coming to me asking for advice or asking me how I dealt with certain situations. This may be ...
My Life4 months ago
Too Bad Duct Tape Isn't Waterproof
You know that feeling when suddenly you're drowning? You try to keep your head above water, but life is just a perpetual effort to keep your head above water, so eventually you tire out and start swal...
Erica Hale4 months ago
I'll Never Ask for Help
I can generally feel the panic attacks coming. I have some indication earlier in the day or I had a dream the night before that will almost certainly set me off, given the right triggers later. I know...
Jakob Russell4 months ago
Challenges
To say everything has been a struggle until now would be putting it lightly. But that’s how it is when you have a brain injury. I just call it “me"; being this way, the way I’ve always known myself to...
Kennedy Kovalick4 months ago
I'm Happy
I'm happy. I can't believe how happy I am. Finally. I've dealt with depression for the past seven to eight years of my life. I have taken Zoloft, Lexapro, and tried so many other herbal remedies, drin...
Elyssa Maridueña4 months ago
Pain Is a Catalyst for Joy
A few years ago, I found myself in my apartment bedroom crying on the floor. I was looking out of my window, up at the moon and wondering why my life was falling apart. I felt grief and sorrow, as if ...
Chelise King4 months ago
Accepting Your Mental Illness
It was no surprise to me when I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I sat in a room across from a petite lady at a desk who read off a series of questions all regarding the way that I fel...
Alicia Brunskill4 months ago
Depression Symptoms That Feed Each Other
My point of view about depression exhaustion, lack of motivation, and anhedonia is not a medical one. I am not a medical professional, so you won’t find a scientific explanation to what I describe, bu...