50 Signs of Anxiety

50 Signs of Anxiety

Anxiety is a word which is thrown around all of the time, so what it really means or looks like can get lost in everyday conversation. There is not just one look, behavior, or symptom associated with anxiety. There are so, so many ways in which it can be felt or seen, from physical sensations [...]

Open Letters to my Mania & Bipolar Depression

Open Letters to my Mania & Bipolar Depression

Since my sophomore year of college, I have been dealing with bipolar depression and mania. These symptoms and episodes have a way of becoming all-consuming. I've written 2 letters, one to mania and one to depression, to show just how these "friends" of mine have impacted me these past few years.     Dear Mania, [...]

How to Calm Yourself Down from a Panic Attack

How to Calm Yourself Down from a Panic Attack

  Panic attacks are simply terrifying. The symptoms come on quickly and intensely, feeling like a heart attack. However, there are ways of coping with the attack, of training yourself to respond in calming ways. The instinctual way of reacting to a panic attack will likely make the problem WORSE rather than BETTER.     [...]