I had only been at the Crossroads for a few days, but it felt like a lifetime had passed. The days both seemed to drag on and pass by at lightning speed. I couldn’t tell you what the date was if my life depended on it.Read More
“The whole point is that they just want you to not be sobbing and once you’re not sobbing, they don’t really care.” said one university junior. She had tried to seek help from her school’s counseling center during a crisis and was greeted with what she refers to as “less than helpful” aid.
Also, we keep using an outdated, cruel form of torture as punishment that can often result in negative mental side effects like extreme paranoia, delirium, and often anxiety and overwhelming depression upon release. As if our practices weren’t archaic enough.Read More
I nonchalantly told him about the first time I was in the hospital in January; I was a pro. He told me about his relationship and how he tried to do it and how he didn’t want anyone to know. I, personally, could care less who knew I was in the hospital.Read More
Well, a good goal to have is attempting to recognize and challenge these types of negative thought patterns when they appear. This can be really hard, especially when you’re in the middle of spinning out, but once you get a little practice it tends to get easier. I tend to step out of the situation when I can feel my mood take a drastic dip.Read More
We’ve become accustomed to the media depiction of anxiety as the old, annoying friend we put up with who sometimes keeps us from being our best selves. This is an incredibly damaging and dangerous stereotype which negates the real-life implications of anxiety disorders.Read More
Hannah Baker doesn’t have depression, despite mental illness being a huge risk factor in suicide. She might be depressed, but she does not meet the criteria to have depression.Read More