Eight Lasting Effects of Having an Alcoholic Parent

I wrote this piece for Love, Geeky Girl. It was one of the hardest things to open up about. People who haven't gone through having an alcoholic parent won't fully understand just how much hurt and damage it can do. I hope this gives you a glimpse into our minds though. Originally posted on Love, Geeky … Continue reading Eight Lasting Effects of Having an Alcoholic Parent

I Use The App “What’s Up” And Here’s Why You Should Too

Love, Geeky Girl

By: Dani Kessel

Maintaining my mental health is a daily activity. I am constantly using workbooks, journaling, staying mindful, taking medicine, and using the techniques I learned in therapy. Some days are easier. Some days are harder. I still have to do regular maintenance otherwise my mental illnesses can take over quickly, leaving me to backslide into unhealthy coping mechanisms. This past month or so, I’ve been neglecting my mental health. It isn’t good. I’ve been taking meds, but that’s about it. In order to get back on track, I turned to the internet for ideas on holding myself accountable. I was recommended the phone app “What’s Up?” and it is honestly incredible! I would recommend this application to anybody trying to maintain their mental health. The “Help Right Now” tab, it’s informational resources, and its personalization options are truly invaluable.

The shining star of “What’s Up?” is the “Help…

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Hard Choices and Healing

This is going to be a shorter piece than usual because I am extremely pensive at the moment. TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the mental ward.   Today, I intended on writing something really lighthearted. I wanted to write a fluff piece, something to take my mind off of the hard things … Continue reading Hard Choices and Healing