coping

Life presents variables; learning how to cope in order to master, minimize, or tolerate what has come to pass.

  • Andre N Jones
    Published a day ago
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  • Jenn Pautsch
    Published 6 days ago
    This Sadness

    This Sadness

    Today, I am sad. Don't get me wrong, I will laugh. I will function. I will go through the motions of my life. I know that tomorrow will be better. If not, the next day will. But for today, for right now, I am sad.
  • ~ Anonymous
    Published 10 days ago
    A Story About Being Followed
  • Kelly Brealey
    Published 11 days ago
    I Own Bipolar and cPTSD

    I Own Bipolar and cPTSD

    A lot of times, you hear people with medical or mental health conditions "disown" their diagnoses. They refrain from saying "my cancer", or, "my anxiety"—and for good reason. It has been shown that by separating yourself from your illness, you don't take on the negative attributes; you are not your illness.
  • Nancy D
    Published 13 days ago
    What It's Really Like to Have ADHD

    What It's Really Like to Have ADHD

    I was diagnosed with ADHD several years ago... but it turns out that almost everything I have been struggling with is ADHD related.
  • Tracy Stine
    Published 15 days ago
    The Survival Guide to Dealing with a New Disability

    The Survival Guide to Dealing with a New Disability

    Getting a diagnosis of a disability can be devastating news. There usually are overwhelming emotions of shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, and despair.
  • Miranda Shepard
    Published 16 days ago
    Coping with Anxiety

    Coping with Anxiety

    Anxiety is by far the most common mental health issue affecting young people today (not to say that older people don't get anxious). Of course, there are varying degrees of anxiety; for some people medication truly is a necessity, but for most of us anxiety can be managed with a variety of coping mechanisms. The trick is finding healthy mechanisms that work for you.
  • Paige Graffunder
    Published about a month ago
    Finding Light in Darkness

    Finding Light in Darkness

    I am an atheist. I hold to no gods, no faith, no religion. I don’t have a problem with people finding faith comforting, but I don’t believe in proselytizing and I think that “mission trips” are just a fancy way to say “colonialism.” However, a couple of years ago, I had a friend join The Satanic Temple, and because I try to take an active interest in the lives of my friends, I looked it up. And what I found there, was the Seven Tenets, that are the fundamental base to The Satanic Temple. They resonated with me, and I read more and wrote them out; and over the last two years, have applied them to my life, and my therapist and I agree for once that they have helped me. So without pretense or expectation, I present to you the Seven Tenets, and how I have applied them to my life to aid in my constant process of tweaking my outlook to improve my mental health.
  • Paige Graffunder
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Things I Obsess About

    10 Things I Obsess About

    I have OCD, and it's a thing that I struggle with daily. It is a byproduct of another disorder, but that doesn't make its teeth any less sharp. I wanted today to talk about some of the things that I obsess about, and how they affect my daily life, and how I manage them using coping mechanisms, distractions, and behavior modification tactics.
  • Authentically Me
    Published 2 months ago
    Aporia: Goddess of Transformation and Change

    Aporia: Goddess of Transformation and Change

    Lately, I have been experiencing these mental blocks.
  • Redeise Hapinomel
    Published 2 months ago
    Some of My Problems

    Some of My Problems

    If I understood the things I understand now from five years ago, I believe I would be in a different place, but now that I am here, I wonder where I will be in five years? From being a kid to now, in one of Alaska’s villages, I never did understand some of the things I had problems with, my parents didn’t understand because they understood the church, the nature around the village, food to prepare, jobs, and more or less, the western world. I wasn’t any different from them. They had taught me about church, hunting and gathering, and I was learning from school. Learning the culture we have in AK, and the history of America and praying. In between the only events that go on, I grew like anybody in the village would, playing with everybody around the village.
  • Kira Frascella
    Published 2 months ago
    It's Okay, Not to Be Okay

    It's Okay, Not to Be Okay

    I feel broken. I've felt like this for years, but it wasn't always this way. As a child and even into my young teens, I was an outgoing person. I could talk to anyone. I still can, but it's different now. It's more forced. I can feel my body draining of its emotional and mental energy. It's a show... or maybe a hope on my part. It's a hope that maybe one day I'll return to normal. But what is my normal? I can't remember anymore.