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5 Happiness Tips When You Have PTSD

By Kristance Harlow | September 7, 2016 |
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Living with post traumatic stress disorder and her bluesy sister, depression, has drastically changed how I handle everyday life. Anxiety and lethargy applied for permanent residence in my body, and I thought I had to fight to have their applications thrown out. Turns out I didn’t have to fight, I had to give up and stop trying to control everything.

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Anxious Discomfort and Chronic Fatigue

By Kristance Harlow | May 19, 2016 |
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No matter how ready this anxiety is trying to make me, there is no way to prepare for doom. Living in fear is a kind of hell.

The Dull Ache of Depression

By Kristance Harlow | May 18, 2016 |
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I’m not incredibly sad all the time. I don’t feel much of anything most of the time. I’m not just sadder than I used to be, I’m less everything.

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Feeling Half Alive

By Kristance Harlow | May 17, 2016 |
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Up and down emotions. One moment I feel excited and ready to try something new, and the next I am afraid of rejection and hide back in my bed.

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Depression, Sensitivity, and Effort

By Kristance Harlow | May 16, 2016 |
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Where is the inspiration I used to have? It feels weird to be an adult and sometimes feel like the same sad little kid I once was.

Puppy Adoption in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | January 30, 2016 |
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Where have I been since 2015?  I’ll update you all soon, but this video will give you a hint as to why I’ve been more or less MIA on the interwebs. We adopted a PUPPY! I’ll post a separate article just about puppy adoption in Buenos Aires and what the process was like for us.…

Anti-Jolly Christmas Creatures

By Kristance Harlow | December 21, 2015 |
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Christmas is coming and this year I’m not into it. Something you should know about me is that I have always been the spirit of Christmas. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I would crank up the holiday tunes and watch every Christmas movie I could get my hands on. I cut out snowflakes and…

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Exploring Colonia Uruguay

By Kristance Harlow | November 30, 2015 |
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Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay moves at a slower pace and is a much needed sanctuary from the never ending commotion of Buenos Aires, across the river in Argentina.

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Buenos Aires: City Without a Filter

By Kristance Harlow | October 16, 2015 |
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The air. The air is always different. Buenos Aires air is heavy. It’s a city without a filter. Loud noises. Chaotic sidewalks. And a brilliantly blue sky.

I Was Invisible Until Batman Kicked my Ass

By Kristance Harlow | October 14, 2015 |
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Imagine my surprise when I looked in the mirror and I wasn’t there. I couldn’t see myself, at all. I also couldn’t remember what I looked like. Have you ever had to search for something when you had no idea what that thing looked like? It’s not very easy. I have a vivid imagination and fancy…

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas

Europe

112

Europe

Africa

112 & 999

Africa

Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia

Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

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