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)

Big Issues and Mental Illness: How to deal with world problems and ignorance

The world has always been screwed up. The problems that primitive man endured are the same that Renaissance Europe faced, and they are the same ones we face today. The difference is the magnitude of the problems, conglomerated with our enlightened views of morality and empathy and the brevity at which we receive notification of how these problems affect the world. The reason why the … Continue reading Big Issues and Mental Illness: How to deal with world problems and ignorance

Paralyzed: Fear, Hopelessness, and Productivity when Battling Depression

When I was younger, my mom used to call me lazy. I only put forth effort when it was absolutely needed and never did anything more. I would put off doing household chores as much as I could without getting into trouble. Chores seemed so insignificant to me. Busy work. Pointless activities that took up too much time and effort. I believed my mom when … Continue reading Paralyzed: Fear, Hopelessness, and Productivity when Battling Depression

I’m A Mess I Can’t Fix

Human beings are naturally problem solvers. Regardless of method or ideology, we are good at turning things that don’t work for us into something that does, or at least prevents future complications. One of the most frustrating things in my life is that I’m pretty clear about my problems, but I am unable to address them properly. I know I have depression, anxiety, and show … Continue reading I’m A Mess I Can’t Fix