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

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)

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