World Suicide Prevention Day is quickly approaching on September 10th. Each year, To Write Love On Her Arms runs a campaign to boost conversations around suicide prevention. This year, their campaign slogan is “Stay. Find out what you were made for.”
The most basic tasks can feel like excruciating activities when there are days, when you can’t even get out of bed. There exists a need for self-care suggestions that take into account our daily struggles.
Ever since the word “triggered” became the subject of a meme, it’s hard for people with actual triggers to be taken seriously. People use the word “triggered” as a hyperbole for being irritated or slightly uncomfortable, or to mock anyone that reacts to something in a way that other people don’t understand. As a feminist, […]
Day 9 of my 30-Day Self Care Challenge was to make a list of the things that make you happy. I stuck that in there because it can be hard to consider the positives when life can be so difficult for us. Sometimes, it feels like those positive things don’t even exist. When every day […]
Have you ever read a “motivational” quote that sounded condescending? Some people believe that achieving happiness is as easy as simply deciding to be happy. If that were the case, wouldn’t everyone just choose to be happy? Although everyone is capable of feeling good, becoming happy with yourself is a process. That process varies in […]
The sun is setting earlier, and the temperatures are dropping. Is your mood dropping, too? Do you usually feel worse during the winter? It might not be something you want to ignore. Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) is a subtype of major depression that is associated with the colder months of the year. Experts believe that this […]
People stigmatize anxiety and depression on a daily basis. I decided to compile some of the obnoxious responses to anxiety and depression into Bingo boards. If you were to mark off every box that contains something you’ve dealt with, would you wind up with a Bingo? I made these to help bring awareness to the judgement […]
Grab a seat, get out your popcorn, and try not to throw any burnt kernels at the screen- even though I’m sure you’ll want to. Mental health issues are a daily struggle for so many people and their loved ones, and yet, it is appropriated by pop culture on a near-constant basis. In this context, […]