Writers With Mental Illness

Self-Care Challenge 3: Keeping A Gratitude Journal

gratitude journal

I first started consistently keeping a journal in middle school. It was full of gossip and ideas for outfits. I had no idea that ten years later, I would still be flipping through it, scanning the pages for any telltale signs of my budding mental illness. When I go back and read what I wrote…

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Self-Care Challenge 2: Mindfulness

mindful

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… up until recently, I had no idea what being mindful meant. I don’t like meditating, and I do yoga occasionally, but it honestly irritates me. These popular practices seemed to be the only ways to achieve mindfulness. I’ve read in so many self-help books that being…

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What Not To Do When School Makes You Stress

schizophrenia

I was sitting in my chair by the window working on my essay for American Lit when an ad popped up on my computer. You know, one of those websites that write your school paper for you. This semester is my first time being back in school since Spring of 2016. I’ve experienced a lot…

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One Of The Best Mental Health Apps

I’m sitting here staring at the bath mat wondering how I’m going to survive this. I broke up with my boyfriend a few days ago, and it feels like someone has reached into my chest and squeezed my heart until it burst. I feel numb and cold. Everybody goes through breakups, though, right? I have so…

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