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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Hunting Down the Sunlight Instead of Hibernating by Chrissy Jenkinson

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Hunting Down the Sunlight Instead of Hibernating by Chrissy Jenkinson

Is it possible to live with the ‘Winter Blues’ without having to move house?  For those with seasonal affective disorder that presents as a form of depression, the further north you are, the more likely you are to potentially be affected. SAD affects from 1.4% […]

Mental Health And Your Wallet: How Are Your Finances Affected? by Chrissy Jenkinson

A growing number of American teenagers are coping with mental health problems. According to data from the National Mental Health Institute,about 6.3 million teens have had an anxiety disorder. Apart from anxiety, young people are also dealing with depression, feelings of isolation, andare having suicidal thoughts. […]

“DIY or Die(?)” By AMM

Trigger Warning: This post contains mentions of depression and anxiety, as well as descriptions of some symptoms of these conditions, and brief mentions of suicidal ideation. Additionally, the subject of inadequate care from mental health professionals is discussed at length. I was 11 years old […]

“How I Deal With My Triggers” by Anonymous

I’ve never been diagnosed with anxiety or anything but if anyone knows how to research, it’s me! I’m a student for a living. I smoked weed starting age 13. I started having panic attacks at 19 while in junior college. I remember a really bad […]

“How I deal with my triggers” by Miranda

My name is Miranda, but my friends call me Mir for short, I’m 24 years old and I live in Argentina. Always been a shy and kind of closed person until I get comfortable with people. Honestly talking I suffer from anxiety, social anxiety and […]

“Mental Health & Me”: an anonymous essay

This article contains mentions of weight loss and symptoms of depression, which could be triggering.  I had always struggled with anxiety from an early age. I needed to know the entire schedule for the entire day along with meals from the moment I woke up. […]

“Mental Health and Me: The Positives and Negatives of Anxiety” by Anonymous

Suffering with my mental health is something I have always battled with right throughout my teenage years, all the way until I decided to defer my offer at university on the grounds that I could not at all see myself being able to go without […]

“Through the Smiles” by Regi

THROUGH THE SMILES TOO HAPPY TO FEEL DEPRESSED TOO FULL OF LIFE TO BE LEFT FOR DEAD TOO MAGNANIMOUS IN MY HEART TO HAVE YOU MESSING WITH MY HEAD ONCE UPON A TIME THAT WAS LONG AGO UNDERSTAND, DEAR ENEMY I PRAYED FOR YOU, NOW […]

“the could have, would have, should have romance” by Pam

i would have known you better than i could have and definitely should have but could have’s, would have’s, and should have’s… there are many, but who would haves? talk is cheap and now i’d give my life to listen to you for one day […]

“Me and My Shadow: Tears, Fears, and Years of Living with Depression” by Hazel Thomas

Today has not been a good day, and that’s okay. In fact, the more times I have said that to myself when I’m not having a good day, the better it has made me feel.  I mean who needs guilt for feeling crap on top […]