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

Phrases Which Can Mean “I’m Anxious”

Am I bothering you? Did I do something to upset you? I'm mentally exhausted. I need some air. I need some space. I'm sorry. (After asking for a favor) You don't have to if you don't want to. There are a lot of people here. I'm not okay. There's too much going on right now. … Continue reading Phrases Which Can Mean “I’m Anxious”

When My Anxiety Acts Up

Here's another mini-post, under 500 words: I am a person who suffers from both depression and anxiety. Sometimes one triumphs over the other. Sometimes they both overwhelm me, rendering me somewhat useless. That's just the way mental illness goes. The symptoms and effects are not something you get to choose or control. You can handle … Continue reading When My Anxiety Acts Up