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Election Day, One Year Later | Nov. 8, 2016 – Nov. 8, 2017

It’s been exactly one year since the last US presidential election, which is hard for me to believe. Time seems… stretchy, almost, easily compressible but just as easily drawn out, since it seem both too soon and not soon enough … Continue reading

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What Do I Have To Do To Feel Enough?

even on my best days even when i’m trying my hardest i still want to feel better. be better. even on saturdays when i study for fourteen hours (until my eyes are dry and my head aches). even on good … Continue reading

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Why I Decided Not To Get An Emotional Support Animal | No Cats For Me (…Yet!)

As I’ve mentioned before, I wrote and scheduled a SHIT TON of posts for this fall to ensure that blogging didn’t take any time away from my studies. This is one such post… and the great irony of it is … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Living In The Dorms Is Good For My Mental Health

This fall marks the beginning of my third year living in the dorms. It’s not common for upperclassmen to live in the dorms, but it’s not unheard of either: After all, my previous roommate as well as my current one … Continue reading

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Tweaking My Brain Chemistry & (Slowly!) Finding Fulfillment Over The Summer

I’ve been a fan of Sam Dylan Finch and his blog Let’s Queer Things Up!¬†for a long time now. From its beginning in 2014, LQTU has educated, comforted, and inspired me as a gay mentally ill person. Plus, Sam himself … Continue reading

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I’ve Made It This Far.

Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide ideation. I was sitting on my bed on one of my first days in Ireland, half-numb with jet lag, scrolling through Facebook on my phone, when I saw the post. One of … Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned About My Own Mental Health While Studying Abroad

I’ve learned so much about so many things in the short time I’ve been abroad. Most of all, I’ve learned a lot about myself. Take, for instance, mental health. I’m in love with my writing program and with Ireland as … Continue reading

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