CW: Alcoholism/Abuse A year ago, my life felt harder than it ever had before. Having a therapist at the time to talk it over with made it easier for me to recognize what I needed. I was taking on too many responsibilities while running on empty. I was always “mature for my age”, but I […]
In a time of social distancing, you may be wondering how to reach others and advocate for the issues you care about. Every person is experiencing the pandemic differently, so even as some states ease restrictions, many people may still be continuing to quarantine. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from being a voice […]
According to Brandi Koskie, “The WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression.” Chances are, you are struggling with depression or know someone who is. Having a healthy diet, exercising daily, getting enough sleep (but not too much), and socializing are the basic guidelines to help those with depression. Fortunately, there […]
Books, and the written word as a whole, can be so healing – especially with everything going on in our world right now. I don’t know about you, but with the Black Lives Matter Movement my mental health has been declining as I mourn for all of the Black lives lost in senseless violence. While […]
With COVID-19 impacting nearly everyone around the globe, most of us are stuck at home with nothing to do. Arts and crafts are a fun way to pass the time, but they actually have many benefits to your mental health as well. According to Caileigh Flannigan, author of Improving Your Everyday Life Through Art Therapy […]
Valentine’s Day may be considered the “most romantic day of the year” and is generally focused on showing others how much you love and care for them. But it’s also important not to forget about your relationship with yourself. Whether you are in a relationship or not, try not to forget to take some time […]
Recently, my aunt and I were talking on the phone. She’s a hospice worker and spends her life helping others prepare for their death. She told me the story of a patient who was nearing the end of his life, yet filled with anger and frustration toward his situation. Social workers and therapists would encourage […]
In April of 2013, my mother passed away from Stage Four Metastasis Breast Cancer and I carry that with me everywhere I go...in the 4 years (going on 5) that I've spent Mother's Day motherless, I've learned a few ways to cope for when the day gets blue.