Category Archives: Mental Health Stories/Topics

Fighting Anxiety is all about Challenging, not “Zoning”

Recently I came across an article that talked about introverts: more specifically why it’s important to understand comfort boundaries and not press them too far. The context was basically this: you’ve got a shy student who’s nervous to speak up … Continue reading

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How To Be a Depressive Master of Disguise (In 5 Easy Steps)

  Note, this post is not meant to be an actual HONEST-TO-GOD lifestyle guide. Depression/Anxiety are serious issues affecting a wide array of people. It sucks, to say the least, when your daily cloud is a little darker than others. … Continue reading

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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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