"Two years ago to the exact month, I felt my depression hitting hard and knew it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of my personal brand of depression is a severe lack of motivation. Have you ever had one of those chores or errands you have to do that you simply keep pushing off for hours, days, or sometimes even weeks? Well, it took me.."
"For some people, the holidays are pure torture. It's not cheerful, merry, or anything to celebrate. It can be a time for heightened anxiety, fear, depression, solitude, and dread. To help people understand, a graphic designer named Emma Rose created illustrations adapted from interviews of real people living with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and bipolar II."
"Suddenly I felt the weight of his body on top of me. It was then that I realized he had begun having sex with me.."
It's half past midnight, and here I sit alone. But I'm not alone; he's sleeping right next to me, though he might as well be miles away.… Read more "This Is Not Who I Am"
"Ok. I'm about to get extremely open and honest with you. Ready? I've gone back and forth between being public about this and not, and after the last few minutes I've decided it's time I talk for.."
"...somehow, I've also got a jukebox in my head. It's a very cerebral and subconscious thing for me, but..."
"You can find them all individually below with a description of each song and what it means to me, or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and play them all in a playlist.."
"Just when I thought my new therapist had completely forgotten about me after only our first session..."
"I decided then that there would be no more unexplained crying into my bong allowed, and that it’s time I get serious about attempting therapy. I understand most of what’s wrong with me, I just need some..."
"When I looked up at the TV again I was stunned to see the boy had put on makeup while wearing women's clothing. It was a YouTube Music ad. I was actually elated to see how YouTube Music humanized this person because they exist all over the world."
"I felt the spindly fingers of depression reach up and coil around my legs getting ready to pull me down, but I refused and kicked them off...So I'm telling you it's perfectly possible to be in control of your own mental health to some degree."
“I suppose when you find yourself frequently envisioning what you’d talk about at your first therapy appointment, it’s probably time to look for a therapist.”