How I use my video game strategies as coping strategies!
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
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
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
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
I am a very competitive person. When I say that, people usually laugh a bit, say "me too!" and move on. What they don't realize is that my competitiveness is not just getting annoyed at video games or upset when I lose a board game. But for me its a lot more than that. It's a … Continue reading My competitiveness is not a quirk
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
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