Stop and Look: Is This The Life You Want?

Author: Val Berenshtein Last weekend... I sat in the library almost all day. Studying for three exams, I did my colored notes, read through my textbooks, perused the Power Point slides. On and on and on, I continued to study and write, hoping I was retaining an amount of information that far superseded any amount … Continue reading Stop and Look: Is This The Life You Want?

The Validity of a Silent Call for Help

Author: Val Berenshtein During the past couple of weeks... I have been spending a descent amount of time on social media – perhaps more time than I think is necessary for myself. I have been looking at status updates from my peers, articles and posts that my family shares, and photos that my friends from … Continue reading The Validity of a Silent Call for Help

A Letter to My Younger Self

Author: Lauren S. Earlier today, I was going through an old photo album as I came across some pictures of me as a child, before most of my mental problems developed. This inspired me to come up with a list of things I would say to myself if I could go back in time.     … Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self

I Am Not Ashamed Of My Anxiety: Kayla’s Story

Author: Kayla B. My name is Kayla Barry and I live with anxiety. Anxiety has been something I have always dealt with, but it has only become a prominent part of my life within the last few years. I remember the first time my anxiety really interfered with my life. The night before my first … Continue reading I Am Not Ashamed Of My Anxiety: Kayla’s Story

My Struggle With Anxiety And Depression: Julianna’s Story

Author: Julianna T. My name is Julianna Tsokanos and I have depression and anxiety. For years I have not been able to admit those things to myself, and maybe that's why I’m here, why I’m writing this. I have been so unhappy for so long, and I think I should be able to come to … Continue reading My Struggle With Anxiety And Depression: Julianna’s Story

How to Approach the Struggles of a New Cycle or Chapter of Life

Author: Valery B. As humans, we live our lives in a compilation of cycles, a parcel of beginnings and endings that close and open chapters. Everyone bases their compilation of cycles on different things: some like to view them in terms of age, such as childhood, adolescence, adulthood and so forth, while others associate them … Continue reading How to Approach the Struggles of a New Cycle or Chapter of Life

Going to College With a Mental Health Concern

Author: Valery B. Starting college is a nerve-racking and exciting process, an event unlike any other experienced by eighteen and nineteen year olds thus far. For many of us, college is the first time we branch away from our families. Some of us travel far, while others close, but regardless of the distance, we all … Continue reading Going to College With a Mental Health Concern

Time to Start the Conversation: There Is Nothing Wrong With Asking for Help

Author: Valery B We talk about diminishing the stigma around mental health, but what about acknowledging the stigma around asking for help?  At 11-years-old, I had my first, face-to-face encounter with mental health. I do not remember exactly what led me to open the internet and look up symptoms of depression, but there I was, 11-years-old, looking … Continue reading Time to Start the Conversation: There Is Nothing Wrong With Asking for Help

Winning a Battle Over Depression and Anxiety: Sara’s Story

Author: Sara B. When dealing with a mental illness, reaching out for help can be extremely taunting and hard.  I am sharing my story with you so that you can see how I went from hiding my pain to talking to others and searching for the correct treatment that could help me get better.  I … Continue reading Winning a Battle Over Depression and Anxiety: Sara’s Story