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. You’ll need patience, empathy, and a positive attitude to make it work. There’s a balance between helping take care of them, and treating them like they can’t 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
Coping with triggers
By Robin (PSY)
In order to cope with triggers, it's important to understand what a "trigger" is. A "trigger" is a cue or signal for anything that 1) reminds a person of an upsetting event, and 2) leads a person to have a strong, negative, physical and/or emotional reaction in response to being reminded of that upsetting event. Everyone has different triggers, because everyone experiences different kinds of upsetting events. Triggers can come in the form of people,...
The basics of creative writing
By Chess ( *~Skittles Martinski~* ) and Dez ( *~Skittlify~* )
Creative writing is an excellent way for you to express thoughts, ideas, and opinions in an interesting and imaginative way. There are many forms of creative writing that you can do depending on your interests, and inspiration can be found in a variety of areas. It is a good way to escape from the formal writing you do at work or in school and instead share your talent! Due to the number of...
Debunking the myths of eating disorders
By Jenny (coolkid98)
There are a variety of misconceptions about eating disorders which can make it difficult for those with eating disorders to reach out and get help. This article will debunk some of the common myths about eating disorders. In clarifying common misconceptions, it hopes to promote greater understanding of what eating disorders are, and categorically are not.
Myth: Eating disorders aren't serious; they're a lifestyle choice.
A quick review of Five Nights at Freddy’s
By Chess ( *~Skittles Martinski~* )
In August 2014, a new point-and-click horror survival game was released via Desura and Steam, becoming a hit with critics and gamers alike. The aim of the game is simple: survive five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family-owned business with questionable security practices and maintenance schedules. The player’s persona is a security guard on the night shift at the pizzeria, from midnight until six in the...