What it’s like to have a mental illness?

Mental health is a matter of everyone, not just of people who struggle with it. From my point of view, having some mental health issues, means that you’re often treated differently than you’d otherwise be. Your words matter less, people don’t listen to you or don’t take you as seriously. Not everybody, but especially people … Read more

Being depressed is not the same as being lazy

Being lazy is not a criminal, but it’s good to acknowledge when it starts to affect your life in negative ways and do something about it. During my depressive states, I’ve heard many sentences like: – “You’re just lazy”. – “You can do it, you just need to try harder”. – “If I/he/she can do … Read more

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you’re the one thinking about it, please do look for some help. If you’re not thinking about suicide, please think about somebody who might be in this position and the way you can help. No matter on which side you are, you have the power to make this … Read more

Busting some myths about suicide

Suicide is not a pleasant topic to talk about. But we need to talk about this too. Too many people struggle in silence, while we have many people on the other side, who judge the first ones because they don’t know enough about it. I know I won’t change the world, but I might help … Read more

Coping with suicidal thoughts

I try to focus on the bright side of everything as much as possible here. But the fact is, life has many dark ones too. I struggle with suicidal thoughts on a daily basis sometimes. They are usually a part of depression. But not in my case. This post will be focused on people with … Read more

Let’s talk about (C)PTSD

Many of us have PTSD or even CPTSD. But too many people are quiet about it, suffering in silence. I did it as well, but I’ve learned that talking doesn’t hurt. It can even help if you’re surrounded by the right people. Thank you dear readers for being one of them as well. I’ve collected … Read more

You are not your diagnosis

When it comes to mental health, I can be a walking psychiatry book. I was misdiagnosed a couple of times, I was able to sent away some of the “demons”, but I always keep one or two in my head. Just in case I was getting bored. Joke aside. Since we don’t use much appropriate … Read more

15 traits that mentally strong people have in common

What are the true signs of mental strength? Does it mean that you never break while you look and feel like a rock? Not really. 15 traits that mentally strong people have in common Acknowledging your weaknesses Adaptability Changing your mind Empathy and compassion Expressing emotions Failing Improving yourself Kindness Patience You are open to … Read more

How To Make Loneliness Less Uncomfortable

Loneliness is not a pleasant feeling. No matter how hard you try, you can’t completely avoid it. But there are some ways to make it less uncomfortable. You can do this by accepting it. But how can you accept such an unpleasant feeling? Even loneliness can be good for something (still unpleasant, but good). The … Read more

Don’t Worry, No One Cares

A nice video to tell your brains that nobody actually cares as much as you might think. Now go out and play, dance, do beautiful things that make you feel happy and don’t worry as much about what others might think πŸ™‚ I know it’s not actually that simple… But you can still give it … Read more