Mental Health
A Little Goes a Long Way

A Little Goes a Long Way

“Please help us help these kids. They are not asking for toys, so assume they are in extreme need.” These words, hurriedly typed and printed to fit atop a small, cardboard box in the employee lounge at my work, hit home. Most probably didn’t see the box. Others dismissed it. I, however, knew from the...
[Missing My] Water World

[Missing My] Water World

Whilst I’m writing this, hundreds of trees and cornfields are blowing past my car window and it’s so dark outside that I can barely see my keys to type (at least I’m pretty good at it). I’m heading to start a new chapter of my life in a brand new state with brand new people...
solicitude

solicitude

have you ever lost your mind? Do you know what it feels like to not be in control? what is control? What ?  What does it mean to think? Do you know, do you? it’s like this: they take your brain away, leave nothing behind. you try to tell people, try to emphasize that your...
Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

I’d like to believe that I possess a great sense of humor and that I’m pretty accepting of other people’s sense of humor as well. However, something that I cannot, for the life of me, understand is “triggered” jokes.
Family of One

Family of One

Families serve as great support systems. Some people are fortunate to have dysfunctional,su yet loving families. Some people find and create their family. But there are some of us that do not have the love and support of our genetic families, adopted families, or friend families. We may be lost and alone, looking for that...
Finding Value

Finding Value

On the first day of school, my AP European History professor, standing before us in his Star Wars collectible-filled classroom and running a hand over his spiked, frosted hair, told us to cut everything that did not have value. He called this a key to success before rambling about life for forty-five minutes in a...
Journaling: Therapy for the Soul

Journaling: Therapy for the Soul

There’s something about journaling that, if you let it, sets you free. When I first started keeping a written journal at the beginning of 2015, I had no idea just how valuable a skill it would prove to be.
The Method to My Madness

The Method to My Madness

TW: Mental illness mention, Dissociation mention, Suicide mention
In Search of Control

In Search of Control

Skip. Skip. Skip. Finally! Actually–
Note To Self

Note To Self

  ***Content & trigger warnings: self destruction,  depression, self harm, anxiety***
Don't stop raging about Brock Turner, but be careful how you do it

Don’t stop raging about Brock Turner, but be careful how you do it

  Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault After seeing Brock Turner’s face on my news feed countless times, I started to feel exhausted. Then I realized it was because I didn’t want to hear about him anymore.
Becoming someone else's trigger

Becoming someone else’s trigger

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Depression, Heartbreak. I didn’t realize how much my friends meant to me until they were gone.