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A Girl With Depression
This girl was like every other person. She was getting used to her new job, interacting, and working like a maniac because she was taking work too seriously. Then one day something started to happen―during her commute home she began crying unexpectedly. For two weeks straight that happened to her, she did not tell anyone....
November 14, 2020
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My Journey through Depression, Unemployment, and Cooking
Unemployed, again. The stress has left me with depression and financial problems. After graduating with my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I spent my time unemployed. All in all, I’ve been unemployed for years at a time. I’ve had periods of job searching that have come up with absolutely nothing. I don’t blame the economy; I...
November 12, 2020
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Finding Yourself More Anxious Lately? It Could Be Situational Anxiety.

My understanding of situational anxiety is that it occurs quite literally when there is something extremely stressful happening in your life or in the world around you. And, even if you are not even focused on it, it has a way of getting into your psyche and impacting you.

November 7, 2020
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Two Professions, One Battle – Depression

Hello everyone. I hope you are dealing with the pandemic just fine. It has been almost six months, and we all have been in our houses either doing work from home or enhancing our personal skills. I have started cooking, a task which I have always disliked. Anyway, I hope and pray that everyone out…

October 27, 2020
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Why Voting Is A Precious Right

…around the country, Americans are standing in lines for up to four hours if not longer to do the same thing I was able to do in just a few moments. It seems wrong. It seems unfortunate. It is our new reality. What I love is that, despite all the obstacles, people are making the effort to vote early despite the discomfort to make sure they are counted! Old people, young people―no demographic is left out. It is a beautiful sight to see!

October 27, 2020
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Family Ties And Wellness
Having family available to support me has been a blessing I’ve tried to never take for granted. Especially during these difficult times with COVID-19, I have found love and comfort in reading daily texts from my mother, talking on the phone with my sister who is a peer specialist, and occasionally enjoying safe visits with...
October 3, 2020
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Our Changing World
I saw a term yesterday I have never seen. It was the word “doomscrolling”.  It means continually reading articles, headlines, and social media posts that contain bad news. I thought it was interesting because it seems like more and more lately, that is all you really hear about. I spent some time pondering what types...
September 25, 2020
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Art Therapy As A Coping Tool
I feel very lucky to say that I am both a peer with lived experience with bipolar disorder and a licensed art therapist. In addition, the therapist I’m in regular treatment with is an art therapist herself. During this pandemic, I have been able to use art therapy as a coping skill to soothe my...
September 18, 2020
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My Response To COVID As A Peer
When the COVID pandemic first began, like so many others worldwide I assumed that the worst would be over in a couple of months. In the beginning, I actually flourished, practicing good self-care by keeping in touch with friends and family through phone calls, emails and FaceTime. I also kept up faithfully with regular Zoom...
September 17, 2020
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How Loss Impacts Our Lives
Everyone has experienced loss in their lifetime, whether it is a family member, special love, friend, coworker, neighbor, or pet. Loss is hard. It colors your world. Loss is defined as “the process of losing someone”. It is a process as you cope with the void left behind. Everyone heals in their own ways. Sometimes...
September 4, 2020
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