All I had ever heard about college were stories of great parties and amazing friends. I just finished my first semester and, to be honest, it was the hardest thing I have ever done.
When I was depressed, I wanted a quick fix to my issues. Living in a world of immediate gratification, I wanted my problems to go away quickly and simply. After years of looking to others to fix me, I finally turned to the one person that I was avoiding…me.
Dating. It can be so much fun. It can also come with some heavy emotional baggage, especially when you struggle with your mental health. While there is no one size fits all dating advice, check out these tips that have helped me.
Depression is a tough subject to talk about. No conversation about it is going to be an easy or comfortable one. Here are four things I’ve observed when trying to talk with someone about my depression and some tips on handling the conversation
This summer not only have I experienced loss, but my friends have as well, and I have not been able to be there to help support them in their grieving.
Visiting a counselor or therapist for the first time isn’t an easy experience. When I felt that I couldn’t manage my depression on my own last March, I asked my parents about meeting with a therapist.
Leaving your lifelong home for college, a new job, or even love can be scary. Brian shares some of the ways he learned to deal with homesickness after moving to a brand new place.
I’ve been dumped more times than I’d like to admit. Getting over the hurt and anger is a process, and I’m sharing what it has been like for me in hopes it’ll make your own dreaded breakup a bit less painful.
Losing your job can be traumatic, stressful, and anxiety-producing. Fears of financial security run through your head, and many experience feelings of grief and loss. It’s not easy, but it is temporary.
If you are just graduating from college, have just lost your job, or are having a hard time making ends meet, you may face having to move back in with your parents. And it might suck. But don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself emotionally for the move.