Tag Archives: coping mechanisms

A Teen’s Experience with Depression

Dealing with depression and anxiety is a rollercoaster. You say I’m not alone but I am petrified. My hands sweat, my heart beats so loudly I can hear it and feel it. Sometimes my stomach hurts and you may think is butterflies that come with the excitement of new situations but it feels like a … Continue reading A Teen’s Experience with Depression

Objectivity and Honesty: Erin’s Story of Finding the Right Therapist

This is Part 2 of Erin’s interview. Check out Part 1! You mentioned how some therapists were more helpful than others. When you were looking for a good therapist, how did go about finding someone who would help you? For me, I would usually give it 2-3 sessions before I would decide if I wanted … Continue reading Objectivity and Honesty: Erin’s Story of Finding the Right Therapist

Finding a Different Perspective: Interview with Erin About Her Experiences in Therapy

Erin is an environmentally conscious mother of two, who agreed to sit down with us to talk about her experiences in therapy. What drove you to seek therapy in the first place? The first time I went to seek therapy, it was to help me cope with my brother’s death. I usually go 3-4 times … Continue reading Finding a Different Perspective: Interview with Erin About Her Experiences in Therapy

Of Rubik’s Cubes and Lecture Halls: How the Myth of “Normal” Creates Stigma

  This post comes from an interaction that I observed while attending a guest lecture at my college. But first, some background: there are fidget toys everywhere. I have never had a class where someone wasn’t knitting, coloring, or playing with a fidget toy during the lecture. Sometimes that person is me on the days … Continue reading Of Rubik’s Cubes and Lecture Halls: How the Myth of “Normal” Creates Stigma

Ever Felt Like You’re In a Funk? – Insight from the YAC

This post is brought to you by the Project Helping Youth Advisory Council. To learn more about the YAC, check out their first post!   Can we all agree that we are always busy and have about 20 tabs open in our heads that we need to take care of? There is just so much … Continue reading Ever Felt Like You’re In a Funk? – Insight from the YAC

Adventures in Counseling: Part 2 of Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca is back to talk more about her experience with counseling, her coping mechanisms, and the stigma surrounding seeking help.   Once you decided that you wanted to try counseling, how did you go about finding a counselor to talk with?   “I went to my Primary Care Provider, who is awesome! She gave me … Continue reading Adventures in Counseling: Part 2 of Rebecca’s Story

10 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety

Having anxiety can be a lot like living in a haunted house all the time. It makes you overthink everything, be afraid of the world around you, and can cause physical pain. If you have a friend with anxiety, they struggle with this all the time. For people who have never experienced anxiety, it can … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety

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