Fighting for Sanity

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. She struggled with her mental health throughout her childhood and teen years until her late twenties when […]

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2016/03/21/fighting-for-sanity/

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Anxiety is

Anxiety is my 3yo niece biting her arm when she’s uncomfortable because she doesn’t know how to react Anxiety is my mom pulling her fingers through her hair until I hold her hand to stop her when she has too many things to do and not enough time Anxiety is my dad trying to close […]

https://belleintexas.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/anxiety-is/

Have Anxiety? Avoid Sugar. Here’s Why.

Sugar… it’s not great for your mental health. Obviously, there are good sugars (those you find in fruits, etc.), but there is lots of bad sugar (sugar added to our foods, found in our beverages, and our “treats”). So, let me talk briefly about my recent experience with sugar. A month or so ago, my […]

http://journeytocalm.org/2016/03/22/have-anxiety-avoid-sugar-heres-why/

Justifying Crazy: What I Haven’t Told Anyone About My Mental Illnesses

*This article may contain triggering content. Readers view at their own discretion.   It was at age fourteen, as we left the doctor’s office with a spare K10 test, a diagnosis of three mental illnesses, a referral to a psychologist and a prescription for Fluoxetine, that my parents said “it’s probably best to keep quiet about […]

https://ambsanonymous.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/justifying-crazy-what-i-havent-told-anyone-about-my-mental-illnesses/

Anxiety speaks

Song of the day: “Hey Alice” – Rachel Rose Mitchell  I’m feeling restless, and it won’t go away. I’m trying to find something to do to ease the anxiety. Colour in a colouring book? No. Knitting? No. People who can actually ease their anxiety through such activities can’t have very severe anxiety. I’ll probably get […]

https://21centurydreamer.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/anxiety-speaks-2/

A fire cant burn forever

The flames begin as bright rage a train wreck of rushing water through broken windpipes and out of tune voice boxes/ an endless series of darts thrown head on a fistful of promises and crushed violets an exposed wire knotting my arms into concrete force of bitter beginnings   but you know what they say […]

https://apoetswork.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/a-fire-cant-burn-forever/

Guilt and its solution

Surprisingly, there’s very little written on this topic. Yet, guilt is something we’ve all struggled with! Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt and shame right now.  How many times have we said, “I feel guilty for doing that.” Or to someone else, “It’s okay friend, no need to feel guilty about it!” But the feelings and […]

https://hopefedsite.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/guilt-and-its-solution/