Last week, I heard someone say they couldn’t understand why they’re anxious when they have a pretty good life. I hear a lot of people say that, or question their problem, because they seem to have a pretty good life. People always inquire why this or that celebrity committed suicide because they had a great … Read more Mental Health: The Apathetic Monster
Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read more Stepping Stones in Self-Growth
We live in a modern society where technology surrounds us every second of the day. Our cell phones remain in our hands throughout the day, sit next to our beds at night, and most kids these days don’t know what to do without the phone in their hands. Video games have replaced going outside, and social … Read more Social Media: Today’s Modern Enemy
Today I want to talk about something important, but is often discussed in a negative way. It’s something people who do not experience it often don’t understand. Those who do experience it are often put down, harassed, and bullied. I want to talk about self-harm. Like all mental health issues, self-harm is a stigma that … Read more The Stigma Around the Dark Side of Mental Health
My mind is as raw as the wounds on my legs.
Originally posted on ItsJustASpark
I grew up in a pretty normal, conservative, middle-class household. My parents weren’t super strict. Or super lenient. They were just sort of – average really… Piercing, body modifications and tattoos just weren’t our cup of tea. I remember my dad thinking it bizarre I wanted my ears pierced at 16. I did it anyway… Twice… Never in … Read more My story isn’t over yet
Are you sick to death of hearing about depression? How sad we all are now? It’s an epidemic apparently… I know I’m sick to death of hearing about it – not because I lack compassion for those with depression, but because I AM one of those people with depression. Apparently. And how depressing is that?!
When I was young, I was a “cutter,” meaning I frequently acted out my pain and frustration by cutting myself, carving into my own flesh with any sharp implements I could find. It was one of those more disturbing symptoms of my distress, and one I could never adequately explain. Today I choose less obvious … Read more Self-Harm: Punishing You by Hurting Me?
Trigger Warning- this post will be discussing self-harm. Please don’t read it if you’re sensitive to content of this nature, and take care of yourself! Hello Internet, it’s me, Queertastic (again. I’m on here a lot. If you want to hear more from me about mental health issues and other miscellaneous nonsense, find me at … Read more Things That People Who Self-Harm Want You to Know.