5 ways to improve your mental health right now

When I realized and accepted that I suffered from depression, the first thing I made a decision to do was to find some sort of help. However, getting a therapist and taking medication was not in my budget. Therefore, I had to find ways I could improve and maintain my mood that didn’t cost anything and that I could do easily and every day. I … Continue reading 5 ways to improve your mental health right now

Minimizing Suffering and Finding What I Truly Need

I have a wall in my bedroom over the side of my bed that is completely blank. It’s bland and boring to look at, but I swore to myself when I moved in that I’d fill it with artwork. I wanted to make the wall my fan art wall and plaster it with work from various Critical Role fan artists. But mainly Tess Fowler’s work. … Continue reading Minimizing Suffering and Finding What I Truly Need

D&D as a coping mechanism

People with mental illnesses know that there are things we do to help us deal with our demons on a day-to-day basis. These are activities that help us focus, or relieve anxiety, or help stave off the racing, dangerous thoughts. Coping mechanisms have to be healthy and constructive to be worthwhile, though. Drinking, drugs, violence, promiscuity, etc., tend to be destructive while things like writing, … Continue reading D&D as a coping mechanism

Improving my mental health on World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day where we all can bring awareness to the importance of mental health and encourage the improvement of mental health services all over the globe. It is vitally important to the human race that mental health issues finally get acknowledged as a threat to global health, and that funding gets allocated to helping those who suffer. I suffer … Continue reading Improving my mental health on World Mental Health Day

Dealing with the Darkness (Trigger Warning)

There have been multiple times I’ve been driving down the road, seemingly peaceful and bobbing my head to the radio, when a thought creeps into my head: what if I just veered my car into oncoming traffic? What would happen? Who would I injure or kill? Would I die, or be the sole survivor? Occasionally while making dinner, I will glance at the knife block … Continue reading Dealing with the Darkness (Trigger Warning)