Author: anonymous

A friend of mine recently posted a meme on social media about how her home sometimes feels like an insane asylum. It got a lot of laugh emojis and a bunch of joking comments from other mutual friends of ours. I chose not to hit the like button. When you have spent a significant amount Read More …

Author’s Note: I write this piece from an awareness of how necessary it is to admit my struggle with mental health, how urgent it is that I reach out for help, and how much hope I can have if only I wouldn’t keep myself so alone, hiding behind the image of perfection. He walks the streets Read More …

I never thought I’d be here. I’ve always had a ‘Type A’ personality. As a student, I was an over achiever and wanted to get 100s on my tests not for anyone else, but to prove to myself that I was a hard worker. Running Out of Gas This mentality quickly spiraled to dangerous lows. Read More …

I don’t know anybody who is as happy as I am tonight, as I sit down to google and try to find a psychiatrist in my neighborhood who can prescribe me psychiatric medication.   I am just so elated to get the medication that can help me live my life better.  So I google and open Read More …

Depression is crying all day, filling a daily bucket that must be emptied. Depression is checking for messages, waiting for phone calls that don’t come. Depression is tired. Too tired to care. Too tired to love. Too tired to live. Depression is blaming myself for falling and needing superhuman strength to pick myself up. Depression Read More …

Gripping thoughts,     Haunt my mind.Causing me,To act in kind.Why are they so intrusive,Bossing me around.Forcing me to be immoral,Why in MY head are they found?I know I shouldn’t do it,But my mind tells me I must.And several times I give in,So in my strength I’m losing trust.I take each day at a time,Trying just Read More …

They say normal is a setting on the washing machine. My normal is a constant swing from feeling irritable, and then feeling energized and talkative, and then collapsing into depression again. A Sample Morning I’m feeling chipper, so I decide to bake up a storm for the upcoming Yom Tov (holiday). I pull out the Read More …

Happy on The Outside, Struggling on The Inside I had a wonderful, happy childhood: I loved school and camp, and was appreciated by the adults and friends around me. I had also experienced some challenging points in my childhood, but I never thought they had affected me. These experiences included my parents’ marital discord, emotional Read More …

Loosely definedDeeply disturbingIn my mindPerpetually hurting Furthermore, Psychoanalysis dissectsPicks at the psycheEntitles intellectConforming clinically But I, Vitally dissolveTerminology abusePositively dis-involveDiagnostic cues For the turmoil withinBreaks the brawniest warriorThe nightmares I spinDemeans the most despicable horror My Reality’s removeAttached to anotherThe visions gluedUnabating hover The Countless triggersPull the cordHaunting figuresTerror sword Therefore, Vernacular apathizesAggravates the soreMerely Read More …