At some point of our life, we’ve all woken up from a nightmare, obviously terrified and shook up, but then realize it wasn’t real. But imagine waking up and living that nightmare. Imagine seeing a creature in your bedroom looking at you, but not being able to move or yell for help. This is what people with Sleep Paralysis experience nightly.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness. More than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year.
I can’t stand people who excessively post on social media. These people always have a Snapchat story up, frequently posting a shot on Instagram and are always on their phones. My cousin is the perfect example. If you looked at my cousin’s social media profiles, you would think her life is the best ever. There’s always pictures of her and her friend’s parties, artsy photos of her food, and perfectly executed selfies. She always has the right pose, smile, outfit and gets loads of likes and people commenting on how beautiful she is and how they “want to be her.” Her life looks like a chapter out of a fairytale. However, social media doesn’t always show the whole story.