This week, we are covering the aftermath of the horrific bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital and the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, and we’re also taking a look at the LGBT community in Southeast Asia.
Tag: mental health
I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one.
This week, this beginning of Pride month, these past few days… I wish I could say I am heartened by the ongoing discussion of human rights and LGBTQ issues, but I’m tired. I’m tired and I’m disheartened, and there is so much more work to be done. Let’s just get to the news and end […]
Content Warning: Discussions of suicide, self harm, and mental illness. I have made it another week.
Friday morning, there was grumbling on my twitter timeline about the storyline of last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. A hashtag, #ShameOnShonda, had been started in protest of what was perceived as a stigmatization of mothers with post-partum depression, or PPD.
How do you keep away the brain bats?
Oh, friends, my heart is heavy with everything happening this week. I cannot cover it all, but I can at least give you a few interesting stories, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.
I’m pretty convinced Suzanne Warren’s mother is racist. Unintentionally so, but to detrimental effect.
The Caress of Steel
It’s 2 a.m. again. I am fighting my never-ending battle with insomnia. Comedy is my first line of defense: Patton Oswalt and Aziz Ansari comedy albums help me through the night. At some point during my 2 a.m. restlessness, I click through to my friend’s blog. The words hit so close to home that my eyes turn […]
I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.
Year of Being Fearless
When I was 12 years old, I woke up one morning and told my mom I didn’t want to go to school because I was sad. She eyed me suspiciously and felt my head with her cold hands. “It doesn’t feel like you’re running a fever,” she said. With tears in my eyes, I replied, […]
Q. So I have a friend that is significantly younger than me. He’s a nice kid, but very socially awkward. I try to give social pointers as much as I can, but I don’t think he really takes any of the advice I give him.
I am one of those people. You know, those people who constantly post what they’re eating or what they’ve made for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every meal in between on their Facebook (…and tumblr). My poor followers have come to know that I love, have always loved to cook, and love to try new recipes. […]
Q. I’m struggling to solve things with my boyfriend. He is an amazing person with whom I hope to spend my life. But lately I have been suffering from depression. It has negatively affected his life, since we live together, and we are trying now to work through it. Part of the source of this […]
Do I fear the phone because I’m a horrible Millenial? Is it my anxiety? Please don’t call with an answer.