• Creative nonfiction

    When we all fall asleep, where do we go?

    I lied. I lied when I said the darkness was comforting. It is not. If anything, it frightens me. But it is an escape. And I am looking to escape, thus, anywhere but here will suffice. What happens to the wanderer who has forgotten home? Doomed to search in all the wrong places, for a haven she is not sure truly exists. It is madness, when the light comes she has to walk, and run, and search, and fight. But these do not come with the darkness, with night; at night we rest. There is pain, and there is pain. There is also the crushing weight of confusion, not knowing…

  • Article

    7 practical ways to help loved ones with Mental Illnesses

    If your loved one is currently dealing with a mental illness, you might be able to relate to feelings of helplessness regarding what to do about it. A lot of times, it’s hard to see our loved ones in pain. And while we want to help them out of it, we may not know how. Left unchecked, feelings of helplessness can stress us out, lead to anxiety, and can even cause us to isolate– and trust me, none of these will make it better. Through research and personal experience, I’ve put together 7 ways you can help someone dealing with a mental illness. What you can do 1. Communicate regularly.…

  • Poetry

    Don’t let go

    I was scrolling through twitter,Sipping coke while having my breakfast,And then,I stumbled on a post, it was a young man,A gun to his head, he blew his brains out,Scheduled tweets telling his friends that he loved them,But it was too late,My heart skipped a beat and shattered,I never knew him, but you see, I could relate,Because a year ago I had pills, I gobbled them down,Tears blurred my vision,Depression, is a familiar sound,I never knew him, but when I saw his tweets,I could understand,I, too, had thrice let my life slip from my hands,He said family had made it out to be spiritual,Said their negligence weighed heavily on his mental,I…