Getting back together
By Nicole (eumoirous)
No matter how long you were with your partner before the breakup, going your separate ways will always be tough. Itís very natural to miss each other, especially at first, however sometimes things change and it may seem like giving things a second chance is reasonable. Getting back together with an ex is a very delicate process, and itís a decision that should not be taken lightly. There are many things you should consider before you and your...
Creating a safe place
By Sammi (Elixir.)
What is a safe place?
In a nutshell, a safe place is something you create to escape from the world for a time. While it may sound like a physical space, there are no limits to what your safe place can be. It's entirely possible to create a safe place that doesn't exist (or can't be visited) anywhere besides your mind. Your safe place is a place for you to relax, recenter, and rejuvenate. It allows for "me" time whenever you need it, whether it be to...
The common misconceptions of PTSD
By Cassie (Calico.)
Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD is a serious mental health condition that develops from experiencing or witnessing a horrific or life threatening event. PTSD develops from trauma, whereas other mental illnesses do not and that is what separates PTSD from other illnesses. It can affect anyone of any sex, race, age, or background. Like other illnesses, PTSD has a negative stigma that often prevents sufferers from getting...
Tips for a successful time in university
By Dez ( *~Sparkly Queer~* )
When people go to university, they want to be successful. However, sometimes things such as procrastination, difficult class material, or making friends can be a problem for students. There are ways to combat these problems before they grow too large, and to aid a student in being successful in university. In this article, the term 'professor' will be used to refer to the person teaching the class, but other terms such...
Am I pregnant?
By Nicole (eumoirous)
Fearing that you may become pregnant is very common, especially when you first become sexually active. Most barriers or hormones to prevent pregnancy are up to 99% effective, which means that although the chances of becoming pregnant are extremely low, it is still possible. If you suspect that you might be having symptoms of pregnancy, the first thing you should do is to remain calm.
Symptoms and signs
Among the most common signs, the one that...
The benefits of group therapy
By Dez ( *~Skittlify~* )
In group therapy, people with similar problems meet with a therapist in order to discuss and solve problems in an intimate setting. People are able to give and receive support from one another and share ideas in a safe space. At first, group therapy may seem frightening because it can seem scary to share your feelings with others. However, once you become more comfortable with group therapy it can be a beneficial experience.
By Cassie (Cassiopeia.) and Nicole (eumoirous)
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is an increasingly popular and controversial topic. It is a developmental disorder that affects the behavior of approximately 11% of children according to the CDC. Awareness for this medical condition has sparked a debate regarding the extent of the severity of the symptoms. Healthcare professionals are continuously assessing the treatment options to help improve the lives of...
Bras and how they support
By Cassie (Cassiopeia.)
Did you know that women spend approximately sixteen billion US Dollars worldwide on bras each year? source] Those who wear bras own up to nine bras on average source]. A bra is a garment worn by people to support their breasts. Each bra is designed to meet the individual requirements of people of all shapes and sizes around the world. The average age that people begin to wear a bra is age eleven, but breast development normally starts...
Dating a person with a mental illness
By Nicole (Pug Princess)
Dating a person with a mental illness can be challenging for various reasons, however it can still be a very rewarding experience. Youíll need patience, empathy, and a positive attitude to make it work. Thereís a balance between helping take care of them, and treating them like they canít help themselves. Finding this balance and knowing how to cope can help ensure that your relationship is still healthy even if their mental...
How to make a calming jar
by Cassie (Cassiopeia.)
Calming jars are a do-it-yourself craft that is sparkly and fun for people of all ages. The colorful glittery solution can serve as a calming substitute for people struggling with the use of unhealthy coping mechanisms such as self-harm. With the help of a few materials, people can create a calming jar of their own in just a few minutes.
Old clothing (optional)
A mason jar