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My Mental Health Journey: What You Don’t See

I have anxiety and depression. And standing before you, you might not guess it. You see, mental illness is often invisible to the outside world. On a good day, itโ€™s a distant memory of my past. On a bad day, itโ€™s attacking my mind and body on the inside while I smile and nod on the outside, acting like everything is perfectly normal, happy and chill. Mental illness affects 43.8 million people in the U.S. (about 1 in 5 of…

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Mental Health, School

Embrace Who You Are

I’m weird. I’ve never hadย a ton of friends. I don’t like to go out. I don’t love the taste of alcohol or the way it makes me feel and would much rather spend my time drinking tea and reading/watching…

2017 in Review

I can’t believe that 2017 is almost over. I feel like I say this every year, but 2017 really flew by. I officially moved to NYC, moved apartments, started a new job, traveled to three places and so much…

10 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care

As much as I struggle with anxiety and depression, I’mย really bad at practicing self-care and self love consistently. I go through phases where I’m really motivated (usually after a bout of panic or a really bad day) but then…

Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Things

The Internet is filled with wellness tips and self-care advice these days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic that people are starting to talk more and more about mental well-being. But what happens when those wellness tips like “go…