coping

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

Stephanie B8 months ago
Surviving Suicide—Part 5
This is a very raw, deep and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost 1 year) killed himself. I will post 2 or 3 days at a time unt...
Victoria Nicolova 8 months ago
Dirty Snow
Dirty Snow She had never seen snow that color—a blended mix of grays and browns from the line of footsteps that had been walked over it, with holes from heels and imprints of sneakers left behind. The...
Stephanie B8 months ago
Surviving Suicide
This is a very raw, deep, and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost one year) killed himself. I will post two or three days at a...
Joshua Stanley8 months ago
ADHD in Adulthood: My Journey Through Misconceptions
My thoughts were all over the place when the doctor gave the final diagnosis, but for those with ADHD, that’s not a new experience. Some of these thoughts I’ll simply have to live with, such as 'how m...
Stephanie B8 months ago
Surviving Suicide
This is a very raw, deep, and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost one year) killed himself. I will post two or three days at a...
Iria Vasquez-Paez8 months ago
Why Putting Up a Front Sucks
The front is something we mentally ill people are good at putting up. We hide behind a veneer of positivity just because we are paranoid about somebody feeling sorry for us. The dreaded dead-end pity ...
Stephanie B8 months ago
Surviving Suicide
This is a very raw, deep and completely honest account of my progress from the time I received the call that James (my boyfriend of almost one year) killed himself. I will post two or three days at a ...
isabelle parsley8 months ago
Living with Anxiety and Depression
Dealing with anxiety is not an easy task. Anxiety can paralyze you and make some of the simplest activities impossible, but they aren't impossible. If you are dealing with an anxiety disorder then I a...
Francesca Ligorio8 months ago
Here
Every day for the past two and a half months, I've sat on the couch in my grandparent's living room. I left university and enrolled in the court reporting program at my local community college. I'd ra...
Alyssa Baur8 months ago
Feeling Lost
Everyone I have encountered with in my whole life has felt lost in some way. Whether it be financially, academically, emotionally, etc. It’s a sucky feeling, but it’s bound to happen. If you’re feelin...
Jordan Holt8 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 Velagic8 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 Paul8 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 Armour8 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 Rush8 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 Ann8 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 Hicks8 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 Worker8 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, ...