When you’re overwhelmed by stress or struggling with anxiety, sitting down in a comfy chair or writing in a journal can often be as therapeutic as a visit to a counselor.
Reading is probably one of the best things to ever become invented by human beings. I mean, it's used for pretty much everything. (Such as communicating, connecting, learning, and an outlet from the hectic universe I call "high school.") But, to me, nothing quite soothes me like a book....
Although I show up tired and crankier than a sleep-deprived honey badger, I leave the band room each time feeling energized and refreshed. I'll admit it: I'm a band geek.
I remember thinking it was a sick joke at first, I even remember forcing a laugh and telling her that she wasn't being in the slightest bit funny. I couldn't even make myself believe her until she repeated herself the third time, telling me to not cry.
Suicidal thoughts are real. Sometimes they feel like they’re here to stay but that’s not always true. They will pass. But, while they are here, a safety plan can help you get through that dark patch.
If you're breathing, chances are that you've got a few problems. This is my go-to list of things that may help you to get your mind off of them.
Visiting a counselor or therapist for the first time isn't an easy experience. When I felt that I couldn't manage my depression on my own last March, I asked my parents about meeting with a therapist.
If you've taken health class or sex ed, you've heard that sex can affect the way you view yourself. But nobody really talks about why sex has the impact on a relationship it does. Here's what I think.
I love the phrase “come out the closet”. I’ve heard of people doing it in pretty extravagant fashion, like showing up to prom with their girlfriend, or just in subtle conversation like fashion. I have my own way of doing it.