Mental Health, Personal Experience

My Symptoms and I How I Cope With Them

Just a couple tips and tricks for living with depression that I've learned.

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Mental Health

100 Achievements You Should Give Yourself More Credit For

The other day I was talking with my therapist about self-esteem. We talked about how to build up your own self-esteem, and how we deplete our own self-esteem. We also talked about how unbalanced those things usually are. We tend to load on the guilt when we make a mistake, but we are very shy… Continue reading 100 Achievements You Should Give Yourself More Credit For

Advice, Mental Health

My Advice for New University/College Students with Mental Illnesses

On my first day of university, I walked into the gym where they were registering new students, and a group of frosh week greeters started singing the Welcome to University song and clapping happily along. And I burst into tears. Real, very intense tears. Because I was so nervous and on the very edge of… Continue reading My Advice for New University/College Students with Mental Illnesses

Mental Health

Real world trigger warnings

One of the most bastardized terms online is the trigger. What is an actually legitimate mental health term referring to when someone who experienced trauma is reminded of that trauma by some kind of stimulus is now a meme about overly sensitive SJWs. "Triggered" is throw around all the time in a joke about some… Continue reading Real world trigger warnings

Mental Health

The moment I knew I was “actually” depressed

Many people can't remember specifics about their mental illness. Usually the story is that they've felt that way as long as they could remember, or if they can pinpoint a catalyst, they probably can't plot a perfect timeline of how the illness developed. It's fair enough. Often these things tend to sneak into our lives,… Continue reading The moment I knew I was “actually” depressed