recovery

Your illness does not define you. It's your resolve to recover that does.

André Powella month ago
Surprise! The Storm Is Here
Have you ever been driving as a big storm blows in? Visibility is low, windshield wipers can't remove the water fast enough, and the windows are fogging up. As you continue on you have three options: Stop and pull over Drive like a bat out of hell to get through it, or Slow down and keep moving forward. Based on what you know, I hope you choose option three. Option one puts us at the mercy of the storm. Anything the storm disrupts can affect us as well. If trees, branches, rocks, dirt, and debri...
Obscure Flaira month ago
New Year, New Me—Being Healthy Doesn’t Just Mean Being Thin…
January 1, 2018 and life was good. I had just had a great night-out in Clapham with Jane, one of my best friends. We worked together at a large FMCG company, in a team consisting of predominately 40+ ...
Aly Ledene2 months ago
Are You Risking Burnout for No Reason?
Burnout and mental depletion in work, school, and life continue to lead people to suffer alone as stigma against these kinds of struggles continues.
uncia desu2 months ago
Dear, Black Dog
Letter to My Depression Post Suicide Attempt
Kendra Bennett3 months ago
Hi, I'm Kendra, and I Have Bipolar Disorder!
I got out of a mental health hospital a week ago today. Now I’ll move forward with the most "interesting" things first AKA my diagnoses. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Schizophrenic t...
Bekah Boudreau3 months ago
Seatbelt
Recently, I went on a small day trip from my quaint town to another quaint town on my new home island of Ireland. I packed up my life and moved here about a month ago, and I have had nothing but amazi...
Stormy Robertson4 months ago
I Am Disgusting
My name is Stormy, and I am disgusting. Here are the most commonly cited reasons, as to why: My shorts are too short. Sometimes I wear a white t-shirt, and a red bralette, and it isn’t classy. The fac...
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Carlos Fox4 months ago
What to Expect During Detox Treatment
If you’re considering getting help with your substance abuse problem, know that you’re already taking an amazing, courageous step just to think about it. Detoxing isn’t easy, but with the right help, ...
Katelyn Scovill 4 months ago
What You Should Know Before Taking a Bottle of Pills
There are three possible things that can happen to you if you take a bottle of pills as an attempt to kill yourself. A) You succeed. Congrats. B) You wake up in the hospital to a failing body. You'll ...
J Bradford4 months ago
Judgementalism
"We are all works in progress." I was told this numerous times as a kid by my mentor and in so many words by my parents and family. It's funny how long it takes us sometimes to begin embracing good ad...
Vega B5 months ago
So I Had a Nervous Breakdown...
I am diagnosed as having Aspergers. I don't put much into it anymore. I am quirky and particular. I have had many EKGs, but not one doctor could explain any of it. When you combine PTSD and Aspergers,...
Stephen Green5 months ago
I Remember...
...the blue lines across my wrists left behind by the pen I used to simulate what I wished were blood-red streaks. The pain of hopelessness screamed at me as I pulled the knife down, just a few inches...
If the First Step Doesn't Get You
I did it! As you may have seen, I started my new blog. Yesterday was a great day! It feels wonderful to deal with the onslaught of anxiety symptoms and defeat it by starting something new and challeng...
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Daryn Pitonti5 months ago
Suffering from Depression and Anxiety
I suffer from depression and anxiety (D&A). According to my mother, it has been life long. Until about two months ago, I had no recollection of suffering from either when I was a child, but then I ran...
Emerson Astor5 months ago
Existentialism As a Coping Mechanism
Growing up, I liked to think that all things had reason. It wasn’t necessarily out of any attachment to the idea of a god. I was raised Jewish, sure, but in my eyes that was more of a community than i...
Traci Reason6 months ago
Gaslighting
Have you ever made a life choice that went south faster than a six second Vine? I'm not talking about eating gas station sushi, or getting a Japanese character tattoo. I'm talking about gambling on ha...
Ryan Anderton6 months ago
Good Ryan, Bad Ryan, New Ryan
As a survivor of depression and suicide, I can now openly and honestly say that "some" of my past behaviours and actions manifested from not being happy with myself. I felt like a disappointment and t...