Support Systems: Having a Safety Net when Your Brain Lets You Down

When dealing with any sort of mental illness, there are several things that have to happen before you get better. One, you have to want to get better. Two, you must seek out help. And three, you must have people around you who you trust and can hold you up when you trip up and fall. No one person can safely cope with mental illness … Continue reading Support Systems: Having a Safety Net when Your Brain Lets You Down

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

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