Posts tagged Mental Health
A Three-Step Roadmap to Practical Mental Hygiene

“There are droves of articles that will present you with specific examples of activities and exercises that you can look to in order to fuel up. Instead, we’re going to be looking at the general rules, long-term commitments, and broader stroke philosophies that can help propel you towards establishing your own brand of equilibrium that will be uniquely yours, and that you can progressively foster over time.”

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The Pragmatism and Bravery of Retreating Into Emotional Bunkers

“I’ve come to know the experience of assembling and synthesizing an emotional bunker in order to persevere and survive a period of acute anxiety and depression. A fight or flight response to physical and mental exhaustion, it’s a process that brought me shame, frustration, resilience, and rest. It’s a process that confused me, and it’s a process I’d like to talk about.“

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Inside the Transgender Mind: Trans Body Image & Self-Confidence

“Some days, I look in the mirror and hate my body. Hate my wide hips, my narrow shoulders, my short stature, and my baby face. I wonder how I can leave the house looking like this. I wonder how people can accept me when I can’t even accept myself. Those days are the days I will forever be grateful to have the support system I do.”

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On Trauma

"It’s very difficult to make sense of trauma, because trauma does not make sense. Some events can be equally as traumatic as others, but not result in PTSD. Some forceful impacts to the head can result in nothing more than a slight headache. I can only talk about trauma as it relates to my experiences, one physical and one mental, both of which taught me a great deal."

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