Tag: mental health

The Scars On My Arm

The Scars On My Arm

It’s had to explain why you’d cut yourself. Self-inflicted pain, like suicide is had to register on the spectrum of human understanding. To you, the scars act as a reminder an epitaph to a part of you long forgotten, victim to the constant battle between […]

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

Dear Abi, In the summer of 1979, President Carter gave an address to the American people about a fundamental threat to their democracy. It wasn’t the economy or other world powers but what he termed as “a crisis of confidence”. This crisis was manifested in […]

Little Victories #FightingDepression

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 […]

The Silent Voice.

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 […]

Timshel

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 Price of Sadness #FightingDepression

The Price of Sadness #FightingDepression

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 […]

The Battle Within #WorldMentalHealthDay

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 […]

For Boys Who’ve considered Committing Suicide

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 […]

Let’s talk about the D #MentalHealth

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 […]