Category Archives: Mental Health Stories/Topics

I Didn’t “find myself” in college

Time and time again you hear the narrative: college was the greatest time of my life. It helped show me who I am and what I needed to do. It paved the way. For me, that’s only partly true. And … Continue reading

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Dealing with a not-so-great college experience (while black) and the aftermath

This one’s going to sound like an epic ramble. I happened to ponder it just this morning. Well, really I’ve been thinking about it for several years, but this is the first time I’ve decided to write about it. Without … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher was a Champion for People with Mental Illness

Like others, I was bludgeoned by the news. Somehow it didn’t feel real, and still doesn’t. 2016 has been an overall avenue of shit. And it ended with the death of one of our most beloved sci-fi icons. Like Spock … Continue reading

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Feeling…Depressed? Again

It’s getting to the end of the year. For me, it’s the end of my first semester as a grad student. And, like everyone, I’ve gone through ups and downs. Right now I’m facing a somewhat “downer” period than usual. … Continue reading

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Getting your ass up during hard times

Seriously, though, it’s hard. It’s hard when you feel inextricably glued to your mattress. Or couch. And all the darkness is pressing you down. You check your alarm clock and see that it’s time to get up. So you change … Continue reading

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The Introvert: Me, Myself And I

Talking can be hard. Not to myself. I do it all the time. I spend hours in privacy rambling off a hundred and one ideas in my head. They’re so powerful that I have to speak them aloud, even if … Continue reading

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Anger: Depression’s evil twin

Despair can drown you. It can make the very air you breathe insufferable to the point of suffocation. But what happens when all that sadness starts to boil into frustration? It becomes pliant. And unstable. Many times, in my own … Continue reading

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