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Deep Breaths and Fresh Air

If you have ever had a panic attack, you know how big or small the trigger can be. Something big like a death of a loved one, but even something as small as a spider on the wall. Recently, I had one and it…

Beacon of Hope

On January 4, 2017, I went to a mental facility…again.  I learned new coping skills and met some troubled but great people. For the first three days or so, I was angry at my therapist for making me go. I had been feeling very…

Holiday Blues

The holidays can be difficult, but especially if you have a mental illness.  For me, I struggle with panic attacks when I’m around a big crowd of people. I had one last Christmas and had to isolate myself. It was humiliating. When everyone left,…

Stickers

I found my old journal that I wrote lyrics in when I was in high school. It’s full of old songs and thoughts, and the poem below really stuck out to me. I think it perfectly describes what someone with depression, anxiety, and anything…

Letters In A Balloon, part one

I saw angels the other day I looked at them like it was yesterday. They walked near me, and I felt their love, and they told me that you are up above. No more pain, no more tears, but I wish that you were…

Open Letter To Those Who Bullied Me

Remember me? The shy girl. You pushed me around, pulled my hair, threw paper balls at me, mocked me, pulled at my belt loops, blamed me for things that you did because you knew I wouldn’t speak up for myself, called me names behind…

White Knuckles

Holding on is difficult to do. You don’t know what the future holds, so while you live your life, you’re holding on tight. Am I right? White knuckle: showing, experiencing, or causing very strong feelings of fear, anxiety, etc. But why do we hold…