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 [...]

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

20 Bull$h*t Phrases We “Crazy” People are Sick of…

At UNC, I took a Rethink Psychiatric Illness training on mental illnesses and how stigma impacts those with mental health conditions. When I went through the training, I honestly didn't see what the big deal was with some of the phrases they stated should be off limits. What... no one should use the terms "crazy" [...]

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.     [...]