• Depression,  Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    What to Do When You Want to Kill Yourself on Valentine’s Day

    Don’t. Note that it’s a coincidence that it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re feeling suicidal and that there is no correlation or causation between the two facts. Play as much Stardew Valley as you can before you get bored with it. Repeat previous step with Breath of the Wild, Undertale, Super Smash Bros., the Sims, or any other video game you own. Think about reaching out to your friends for support. Reconsider, noting that those most able to give support are most likely celebrating the holiday. Don’t reach out to them in fear of ruining their happy day. Think about how you are actually, usually, really happy with being single. Think…

  • Mental Health

    Life in Stagnation

    I struggle with my mental health constantly. I feel like I’m at a breaking point: something needs to change soon, or else. (Or else what? I couldn’t tell you.) Nothing ever does, though. I go through the same motions every day. I have enough energy to get out of bed, to do yoga, to eat, and maybe get out of the house. If I don’t have the energy I’m just planted in front of the TV or asleep for most of the day. I shower maybe 3 or 4 times a week. My problems hang over me constantly. I guess that should be “problem,” since almost all of my worries…

  • Mental Health

    CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT: Writing

    For as long as I can remember, my parents, teachers, friends, and professors have all encouraged me to write. Most of the writing I did was for school, but I rarely shared my creative writing. I always got good grades on my papers, though, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I journaled, I wrote stories, I wrote poems, and I started blogging. Years and years went by, and I continued to write my personal story – in notebooks and Word documents, in the margins and scrawled across countless lines. My writing stayed hidden away – it was for myself. I have never publicly shared any of my creative…

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  • Identity

    So… What’s Demisexuality?

    I get a lot of different responses when I tell people about my demisexuality. Sometimes, it’s just a blank stare; other times, it’s a scoff, accompanied by a gruff, “That’s not a thing.” I am here, folks, to tell you exactly what it means – to me, that is. I think that everyone’s sexuality is unique to them; you might identify the same way as other people around you, but that doesn’t mean you’re always attracted to the same people, right? Right. So, here we go: Demisexuality means (to me) that I only feel sexually attracted to people with whom I have close emotional bonds. It’s that simple! You’re probably thinking, Wait……