coping

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

Freda Mattea4 months ago
Worry: My Full-Time Job
Be it about a test, a job interview, or going to a party where you know absolutely no one, we all experience that dark cloud that is Worry. I've always called worry my "full time job" and as I've gott...
Christina Hendry5 months ago
Live a Little
Sara was the most popular girl in school, the valedictorian, but most of all, my best friend. Sara also liked to party quite a bit and had her fair share of one-night stands before I could even summon...
Morgan E. Westling5 months ago
Daily Habits That Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health
While many of us are very in tune with our physical health and spend time every day to keep our bodies in shape, we don’t necessarily take the same time to manage our mental health. Our mind and body ...
Running to Save My Life
For many years I have battled depression unknowingly, or maybe I knew and just did not understand. I simply believed I was just having a bad day, or a bad week, a bad year. But I realized something wa...
Carly Norman5 months ago
Stepping Out of Hurt (Part 2)
I walked out the front door and into a misty rain that wet the ground and steamed in pools of moisture off the hot pavement. It smelled like sadness. The morning was grave and unsettling; Dad drove us...
Cierra Smith5 months ago
Breaking Away
Depression, a very complicated mental disorder nobody understands. The average American shows it through emotion or through actions. Although I suffer from this exhausting, complex issue I try to hide...
Alexandra F5 months ago
My Crazy
I'm different. Not just quirky, not just funny, but severely different. The kind of different that would get me called crazy if I weren't on meds. I'm diagnosed with delusionoid schizophrenia, erotoma...
Carly Norman5 months ago
The Shackled Monster
I remember the first time I was made aware of my own insecurities. I was 12 years old—young, quirky, frizzy-haired and eager. I was no beauty queen, but I told good stories and made people laugh. Midd...
Ruth Esca Bowmer5 months ago
Good Enough? - The Metaphorical Mountain
I. The Metaphorical Mountain When we are young, we lack the life experiences we will later acquire. As teenagers we have only lived less than a quarter of our lives. Therefore we do not have much to h...
Personal Essay: Brain on Repeat
“Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character”—Les Brown. I can barely remember my life without the number nine coming up on a daily basis like there was a tape re...
Sirius Black5 months ago
Thoughts of the Day
Wednesday 29th August, 2018. Here is a random jumble of thoughts, in no particular order, of a 22 year old living with generalised anxiety disorder. People try to understand what it is like, but no-on...
Jonathan Miciano5 months ago
Tourette's: Growing up with the Disorder I Never Knew I Had
In the third grade, my class and I were eating lunch in the cafeteria. One of my classmates, John, sat at the table and brought out a large bag of Airheads: The holy grail of candies to a bunch of nin...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
I'm Done With My Shame Complex
I realize that I’m done with my shame issues. Here I have felt like I need to hide still, away from average people, hiding out my whole life. While because of 22q I have minor anatomical differences, ...
Will Jackson5 months ago
Singing the Pain Away
Although I only started learning how to play an instrument less than a year ago, I’ve been trying to write songs for years. It was something that I aspired to. Musicians don’t make much, lonely musici...
Kameron McLain5 months ago
Secrets Your Mind Keeps From You
Do you know what I find terrifying? I find it terrifying that I have gone through something so horrific that my mind and memory won't let me remember what happened. All I have been left with is this d...
Rachel Ann5 months ago
Coping Mechanisms
We need them more than we’d like to admit.
K. L. Champitto5 months ago
Casually Suicidal
Most people, if asked their biggest fear, will list off things like spiders, heights, or drowning. But It's hard to fear things like drowning, when you feel like your drowning every single day of your...
The 'Troubled' Artist
Through the years, art has had a tendancy to connect itself to mental health. There is a cliche concept of the 'troubled artist.' Hearing of Van Gogh slicing off his own ear, such stories can stick li...