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How to Help Someone Who is Experiencing a Depressive Episode

Depressive episodes are emotionally and physically draining. It can be crippling, even. It can prevent us from thinking rationally, taking care of ourselves, taking care of household chores, having normal social interactions, and in severe cases, prevent us from being able to function properly at work. It is very hard…...

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The Fear of Abandonment

The fear of abandonment is essentially one of the many forms of anxiety. It’s technically not a phobia, though many, including myself, strongly disagree with its non-qualification as one. The closest phobia to the fear of abandonment is autophobia. Autophobia is the dread or fear of being isolated, or alone.…...

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Anchors Rust

not everyone survives their battle, and i am sad when i think of everyone’s that lost; i hope they get their comfort they couldn’t find on earth i hope they know they’re loved even when they couldn’t feel it— i face the storms, and brave the days even those i…...

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I’m Building A Castle

i am a warrior at the end of the day every trauma and every bully is less than i am because i saved myself time and time again from the ugly things in my mind that told myself i should end it all, i saved myself from facing my maker…...

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The Sun Came Again

thought of ending it all more than once, the bullying was forceful as a tide, didn’t know how i was going to save myself from splintering into grains of sand; i didn’t know how to stop the anger or the pain or how to see the light when darkness rushed…...

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Suicide Does Not “Pass the Pain”

⚠ CONTENT WARNING   This post contains potentially sensitive or triggering content. If you are currently struggling with your mental health or know someone who is, it may be advisable for you to bookmark this post and come back to it later.     “Suicide doesn’t take the pain away;…...

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Even When You’re Drowning

i lost years with my favorite uncle, but they still want a stigma centering around mental health; to brush it beneath the rug as if feelings and lives don’t matter but they always have and will— i will never see him sell his art online or speak to him about…...

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