recent mental health

Feeling Depressed Is Different Than Being Depressed

Feeling Depressed is Different Than Having Depression When I was a freshman in college, during a bout of severe depression I wrote in my journal, “In ...

I hate having depression

Winter Feelings 20-Something Years Old My depression is really bad lately. I find everything meaningless. I don't even feel happy in a quiet bit of ...

Getting my mental health back on track

March 2, 2018 Mental health back on track I finally saw a psychologist this week, for the first time since moving to Mexico. It was ...

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

Recovery Sayings When I started my recovery journey and started going to 12-step meetings I couldn't sit still. I literally couldn't sit still. I am ...

Depression isn’t weakness, but I don’t feel strong

July, Buenos Aires, 30 years old Depression comes to say hello Depression is not a weakness, but right now I don't feel strong. Depression is clawing ...

Weeding out anxiety

January 22, 2018 Digging up weeds When the things I enjoy drift away from me, it is never on purpose. I don't consciously self-sabotage when ...

domestic violence

Why Are We Surprised by Leniency for White Rapists

With Stanford rapist Brock Turner being released from prison Friday after a laughably short sentence, it’s time to look at privilege. Again. [Content warning: sexual ...

10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery

Childhood is defined by culturally set boundaries which have changed throughout human history. The acceptable age to work varies depending on the culture, but child ...

Domestic Abuse, It Happened To Me, It Can Happen To You

It's amazing what details humans can recall, some are forever lost while others hold on fast and you can never escape them. It was near ...

Hunger in America: It’s Time To Take Action

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash Amurrrrica Independence Day, America's ultimate patriotic holiday, full of fireworks, barbecues, and chugging flag emblazoned Budweiser. Even the least ...

Child Exploitation – 3 Terrible Forms of Child Labor

"There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade." Andrew Cockburn Children work all over the ...

addictions

Is It Possible to Stay Clean Without Getting Sober?

Photo by Greta Schölderle Møller on Unsplash Anything is possible, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Physical dependence and substance use disorders are distinct conditions. Physical ...

Teaching Kids About Drugs: Alternatives to DARE

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash I remember the D.A.R.E. logo being plastered on posters hung in the hallways at school. At one point, I owned ...

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

Recovery Sayings When I started my recovery journey and started going to 12-step meetings I couldn't sit still. I literally couldn't sit still. I am ...

Weeding out anxiety

January 22, 2018 Digging up weeds When the things I enjoy drift away from me, it is never on purpose. I don't consciously self-sabotage when ...

Binge eating at a holiday party

Photo by Alejandro Bonzo @alebonzo January 2, 2017 By Ronni Robinson I walked into the house party with my husband. I gave the proper hello, ...

Am I depressed or just introverted? The truth about friendships.

Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash A while ago, an article in the New York Times made the rounds. In equal parts interesting and provoking, ...

addictions

Is It Possible to Stay Clean Without Getting Sober?

Photo by Greta Schölderle Møller on Unsplash Anything is possible, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Physical dependence and substance use disorders are distinct conditions. Physical ...

Teaching Kids About Drugs: Alternatives to DARE

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash I remember the D.A.R.E. logo being plastered on posters hung in the hallways at school. At one point, I owned ...

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

Recovery Sayings When I started my recovery journey and started going to 12-step meetings I couldn't sit still. I literally couldn't sit still. I am ...

Weeding out anxiety

January 22, 2018 Digging up weeds When the things I enjoy drift away from me, it is never on purpose. I don't consciously self-sabotage when ...

Binge eating at a holiday party

Photo by Alejandro Bonzo @alebonzo January 2, 2017 By Ronni Robinson I walked into the house party with my husband. I gave the proper hello, ...

Am I depressed or just introverted? The truth about friendships.

Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash A while ago, an article in the New York Times made the rounds. In equal parts interesting and provoking, ...

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