Mental Health

Finding Yourself Despite Depression

They never tell you depression is just as confusing as it is sad and lonely.

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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

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