All, Mental Health, Relationships

How to do a Mental Health Check-In in 5 Easy Steps

TW: Suicide If you haven't heard, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it's an honor to do my part in continuing to bring awareness about this issue. If you haven't read my previous post about my experience with suicidal thoughts and the public reaction to that post, please do so. Sharing my experience with… Continue reading How to do a Mental Health Check-In in 5 Easy Steps

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12 Motivational Songs That May Help When You Need a Boost

I'm sure every one of us had a moment where we just held our heads in our hands and accepted defeat. I know we all know what it feels like to be beaten and kicked, and we literally have no energy or will to get back up. I've been there more times than I count,… Continue reading 12 Motivational Songs That May Help When You Need a Boost

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What Does Your Best Self Look Like? — A Therapy Exercise That Changed My Perspective

Alright, I hope y'all aren't tired of me talking about what I'm learning in therapy because I'm honestly just getting started 😅. Every single session allows me the opportunity to explore my past, present, and future in ways that I've never thought of before, and I love sharing it with you all. I know that… Continue reading What Does Your Best Self Look Like? — A Therapy Exercise That Changed My Perspective

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself in the Middle of an Argument

Yep, we've all been there. A small comment your loved one says turns into an escalated debate, which then turns into a full-blown argument. Sometimes, we're so focused on getting our point across or just trying to be heard that we don't stop to evaluate and interrogate the situation. Better yet, we don't stop to… Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask Yourself in the Middle of an Argument

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Interview: Embracing Queerness with Mel

June is Pride Month, where we recognize the Stonewall Riot of 1969 and celebrate the LGBTQ community. In honor of this, I have interviewed a good friend of mine, Mel, who identifies as a Black Cisgender Queer Womyn. Mel is an M.A. student in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park,… Continue reading Interview: Embracing Queerness with Mel