HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!

Yesterday, October 10 2021, was World Mental Health Day, an international holiday recognized by both the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental Health. Its objective is to “raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health”. Naturally, this day should be used toContinue reading “HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME

As a teenager, speaking out about personal struggles or issues you in see in the world is daunting and, as a teenager myself, I don’t see many people doing it. Both teens and adults tend to divert discussions away from their own problems and choose to talk about the issues of others, generally because itContinue reading “SPEAKING OUT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME”

WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US

Most of last year felt like a strange daydream. Just every time we thought it was “getting better”, something bizarre would happen that seemed to completely uproot society. No longer was anything familiar, and to be honest, it felt like nothing was surprising anymore either. It wasn’t surprising that we could take a common struggle,Continue reading “WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US”

COPING WITH COVID-19

On March 11, 2020 the disease that had been disregarded by many, COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Two days later, on March 13, 2020 a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. I remember this day clearly….I was at a localContinue reading “COPING WITH COVID-19”

5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY

Bad days are apart of everyone’s life. Some days something happens that puts you in a bad mood, and other days just have an “off” feeling. For me, if I am upset about something, big or small, it’s easy for me to ruin my entire day. Sitting around and being upset is okay sometimes. WeContinue reading “5 WAYS TO TURN AROUND A BAD DAY”

ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?

High school is the time when people grow and find themselves. In my experience by the time someone starts high school, they have developed their interests, hobbies, and sometimes, their friend groups. For many, going into high school can be a scary experience because it means entering a larger ocean and not really knowing whereContinue reading “ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS

Recently, with the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting the lives of a great number of people, more individuals are making the choice to stay home for the safety of themselves and their families. For teens, this means more time on social media, less time outside, less time with friends. It also means that those with various mentalContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS”