mental health

8 Reasons Trauma Survivors Don’t Talk About Their Trauma Symptoms

If someone you love has lived through trauma, hopefully this list will help you understand why they sometimes struggle to open up to you. It isn't personal, trauma is just...hard.

mental health

Mental Health Monday: It’s Time to Get More Help

Dramatic or not, I am tired of feeling this way, and pretending it isn't happening isn't making anything better. So something has to change.

mental health

Changing My Behavior: Apparently I Can’t Think My Way Out of Mental Illness

I had a pretty rough week. And changing a few behaviors hasn't eradicated my shame. But it has shown me that I am not completely prisoner to it.

A Black woman in yoga clothes doing a yoga pose with a dog sitting next to her.
20-something miseries, mental health

12 Mantras For Anyone Healing from Childhood Trauma

Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.

Talking about race as a white person when you have anxiety
mental health, social justice

Mental Health Monday: 7 Tips for Having Hard Conversations About Race When You’re White and Have Anxiety

Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.

Hands in the shape of a heart with a rainbow filter for Pride month.
mental health, social justice

Mental Health Monday: Why LGBTQ+-Affirming Therapists Are Absolutely Essential (And How to Find One)

Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.