“I Feel Like A Failure” – Life With Chronic Mental Illness

I’m really trying to do something with my life, but at times I feel like I keep hitting a wall. I’m trying to have faith that things will work out, but it’s so difficult sometimes. I’m tired of “failing.” I’m tired of not being able to accomplish what I know… Continue reading

Unstable – A Look into a Bipolar Mood Swing

A stable day turned quickly into an unstable night. Fear emerged within her, she suddenly felt alone. Feelings of emptiness, insanity, and confusion took over the girl I once knew. Within seconds, only her desperate cries for help were left to be heard. She took her shaking hands as the… Continue reading

Inside Social Anxiety

 I don’t hate people. I just hate how I feel when they’re around. I don’t hate going out places. I just hate the discomfort I feel when I’m there. No one is at fault. I’m not arrogant or unkind. It’s a fear I have within that has me entirely consumed…. Continue reading

What Is It Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder?

An ongoing battle. A fight against oneself. Never knowing what the next day will bring Or even the next moment. From feelings of happiness, full of optimism, and that nothing can hurt me. To agitation, a grim sadness, and overpowering despair. It’s as if you’re feeling on top of the… Continue reading

“I Have A Mental Illness. Does This Make Me A Bad Person?”

The answer is no. Mental illness does not define who a person is and it is not fair to think you or anyone struggling is a “bad” person for it. Like I have said before, the stigma attached to mental illness is unfair and I believe everyone should become more… Continue reading

How To Cope With Depression

It can almost seem impossible to think of how to help yourself when you’re in a depressed state and when nothing seems to be going well in the first place. Sometimes all you want to do is just lie down, cry, scream, or take a few moments to recover and… Continue reading

Anthony’s Personal Mental Health Journey

I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Recurrent Depressive Disorder (Moderate) a few years ago. Although the diagnoses were pretty recent, I’ve been dealing with mental health almost as long as I can remember. As a child I would pace the kitchen floor and I remember… Continue reading

Why Do We Judge Those With Mental Illness?

Why do we judge those who are different? Are they less human than anyone else? Do some people just judge out of fear of their own insecurities? Is it sometimes just easier to dismiss everything and pretend? I often think and analyze about how and why certain things happen. These… Continue reading

Reasons Why Mental Illness Still Has a Stigma

There are perhaps many reasons why mental health conditions come with a stigma, but these are the most common reasons: Not a lot of people are open to talking about it. It can be very difficult to open up about an issue that is constantly made out to be a… Continue reading