TEDxUNC Talk

TEDxUNC Talk

Today was the TEDxUNC conference at UNC-Chapel Hill. I love this day. It is a day of inspirational messages, moving meaningful speeches... real thought-provoking kind of messages being conveyed. The very last talk of the day was given by an UNC professor, Dr. Brian Hogan on a very surprising topic: his mental health. This is [...]

The Dark Side of the Internet

The Dark Side of the Internet

  Back in 2014, I had my first personal experience with mental illness. The depression hit me really hard that summer, caught me completely off guard. I had never experienced trouble with my mental health.   I didn't know how to deal with the symptoms which were turning me into someone I was no longer [...]

Hollywood Version of Suicide: Pretty & Romantic. Reality: Not the case.

Hollywood Version of Suicide: Pretty & Romantic. Reality: Not the case.

Suicide is not: Selfish. Easy. Clean. Pretty. Romantic. Poetic.   In a depressed state, it may feel as if it would be selfish NOT to end one's life. Depression could drag you down so low that you believe it would be best to end the pain for yourself and others all at once. What is [...]