September 8, 2019

Mental illness has been this fiend that I’ve been fighting for almost a decade now. Unfortunately, I can’t be sure of the timespan, I’ve been stuck with it for awhile. I hid (or at least tried to hide) my problems from the world by submerging myself into an ocea...

April 1, 2019

Rule No. 1: This is real.

Rule No. 2: You are allowed to be afraid, but not all the time.

That’s it. Those are the only rules. Easy enough to follow in whatever vague sense you decide to give them. I used to have to repeat these rules to myself a few times a day,...

March 26, 2019

"In between your goals, remember that there's a little thing called life that has to be liked and enjoyed."

This isn’t meant to be some stereotypical post about how I “got healthy,” but I thought I would share my experience.

Before all this, I felt so incredibly t...

March 19, 2019

A Letter to my Parents

A kiss followed by a

Desperate scramble to erase the evidence

Crying, sobbing, guilt, and pleasure

The summer I don’t remember

“Good parenting”


The memories gone

Only a good catholic girl remains

Biting my tongue and

Swallowing my sin...

March 18, 2019

I’ve been struggling to write this for a few months now — not because I don’t know what to say, but because I have too much to say.

Those who have known me for years, and even those who I have met recently, perceive me as a sociable, down-to-earth, and bubbly per...

March 12, 2019

My mental health is something I have been battling for the last 7+ years. I struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD. While mental health doesn't completely control my life, my life has definitely been affected by it. The days I forget to take my medication I...

March 11, 2019

i'm not a victim, or a survivor.

i'm not brave, or strong.

i'm just a little human,

with a lot more being.


On January 2nd, 2018, I heard the words “we found a significantly large mass in your chest and will need to do some follow-up testing to see what it i...

March 6, 2019

I have suffered from a slew of mental health problems since a very young age. Getting out of bed, getting excited for the day and living my life was, and still is, a struggle for me quite frequently. However, for a long time, I did not believe that my problems w...

February 11, 2019

“it’ll all be over soon enough” is one of the many thoughts I had racing through my mind. Not too long ago, I had my worse bout of depression yet. Feeling at an all-time low emotionally, dark thoughts were entering my mind, one after the other. Every waking hour...

February 4, 2019

Over the past five years, I’ve faced struggles that my younger, fun-loving, outgoing self would’ve never have dreamed of facing. I had no idea such emotional suffering existed out there in the world. There were times when I felt so unworthy of living that my onl...

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