LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

Little Victories #FightingDepression

One of the things I have come to realize in my struggle with mental health is that, at times, the reality your mind makes you believe you’re in might not really be the one you’re living in. Everything around you is shaped by your perception of it and, boy oh boy does, this make a big difference. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. For me, depression is a constant battle within myself. There are mornings when I wake up on top of the world. On…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

The Silent Voice.

Escape. That’s all I could think about. Escape The voice kept saying. And for once, I felt weak enough to listen. You’ll be doing them a favor anyway It always feels like a burden being true to yourself. Those around selfish for pieces of you to remind them of a connection to something. Lineage. Escape You think about you best friend what will it do to your her? Escape No. It will ruin her. Escape Escape Escape this misery of a life. But It ain’t so bad. It does get lonely…

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CREATIVE WRITING PROSE VERSE 

Timshel

And death is at your doorstep And it will steal your innocence But it will not steal your substance A few weeks into our first year in campus, Brian’s body was found hanging lifeless on a tree outside our hostel in the wee hours of the morning. Death had crept in during the night and left us with more questions than we had answers to. It’s a sad tragedy that majority of us stop living long before we die. We try to find fault in the music yet we are the…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Price of Sadness

Everyone experiences depression in their own individual ways. To some it feels like you’re stuck in a dark tunnel, searching for the light at the end but you find yourself falling deeper and deeper into the darkness. To others it feels like a dark cloud hovering above your head with periodic spells of sunshine. Those dark moments come with an overwhelming sense of loneliness and a sadness your soul can not comprehend. It feels like each day is a constant battle with your inner self. From the moment you wake up and start wondering why you…

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LIFESTYLE 

The Battle Within #WorldMentalHealthDay

Today we mark World Mental Health Day. In a world where mental health issues are becoming more prevalent, it’s unfortunate that most do not understand what mental health is and it is still difficult for some to get proper mental health care and support. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

For Boys Who’ve considered Committing Suicide

Only a slave mourns his master.   I shed no tears for chivalry, as real men don’t cry hold the tears in, till it forms a noose round your neck the weight of the world on your shoulder but feeling every least bit like Atlas lost in the crossfire of this battle of  mind versus heart one being calm and collected, the other being broken and hurt I seek an escape from the darkness that surrounds me dark continent, black race, black skin and black nights hanging on the edge…

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LIFESTYLE 

Let’s talk about the D #MentalHealth

One thing that gets me riled up is when people don’t take the time to understand the difference, no matter how subtle, between stress and depression.  To most, those two are one and the same but this can’t be any further from the truth and once we’ve learnt to internalize the two then we will have taken a great step in understanding mental health. Statistics show that depression has been on the rise going with the demands of modern day society. It’s becoming more and more prevalent among teens and…

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