The Struggles of Coping with Anxiety

It started just a couple of weeks ago. I don't know what triggered it, or if it was anything in particular. I remember feeling safe and secure, and suddenly I was a nervous wreck, and the only way I can describe it is to say I suddenly felt "cold."


5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Heal From Depression

When I started to experience severe, intense anxiety and stress as part of my depression in my late teens, someone suggested that I try yoga. I thought "no, I could never do yoga, I'm the least flexible, least athletic person I know." But despite...


Steps to Depression Recovery: Structure

It was right around the age of 14 that I realized I was depressed.

I had been struggling in school, struggling to get out of bed each morning due to an unusual amount of fatigue, and I was tearful and emotional each day.

I began taking...


Sugar Intake and Depression

When I'm depressed, I reach for comfort foods first; foods like chocolate, ice cream, pizza, mac n cheese, and flavored coffee drinks full of sugar and cream. These foods are great, and they are comforting in the emotional moment, but they don't make you...


Suicidal Thoughts Are Not Weak

I can recall, in my darkest moments, I would think about how much I wanted to relieve my pain.

I wouldn't always necessarily think about the ways I would relieve it, but I would think "I wish I could disappear," or "I wish I were...


Natural Treatments for Depression

As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life, I have experienced many different treatment styles and coping methods.

I have gone through the standard psychotherapy and have taken antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications.

Over the past year, I have gone...