coping

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

E. J.6 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 Bellaw6 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 w6 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 Keller6 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 Miciano6 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...
Laura Bruns6 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 LeAnn6 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 Williams6 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 Mattea6 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 :)6 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 6 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 Moore6 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 King6 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 Altman6 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 Marie6 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 Ann6 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 Life6 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 Hale6 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...