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Mental Health

Why It’s So Hard To Ask For Help With Mental Illness

Admitting you need help is one of the hardest things to do, and these reasons don't make it any easier.

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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

Personal Experience

Things I almost didn’t allow myself to enjoy

As a woman online who is also interested in nerd culture, I often feel pretty unwelcome in some areas. My interest in comics is scrutinized, my love for video games isn't believed, and just because I only started watching Star Wars a couple of years ago, it must mean I'm not a ~real~ fan. And… Continue reading Things I almost didn’t allow myself to enjoy

Advice, Mental Health

How To Stay Interested in Hobbies Despite Depression

One of the most common and talked about symptoms of depression is lack of interest in things that you used to enjoy. Depression makes you so exhausted just from existing, that often times doing anything else on top of the basics just doesn't seem worth it. Everything feels like work, except lying still and maybe… Continue reading How To Stay Interested in Hobbies Despite Depression

Mental Health

How to Help Someone Having an Anxiety Attack

Hello friends! Today I am going to be writing a guide on what to do when someone you know is having an anxiety or panic attack. First: a disclaimer. I am not a trained professional, doctor, or psychiatrist. I'm just a person with anxiety sharing what I want someone to do if I were to… Continue reading How to Help Someone Having an Anxiety Attack