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Author: Katie Clarke

7 Reasons to Start Pen Paling

7 Reasons to Start Pen Paling

Trigger warning: Dissociation Writing is fun! It’s one thing to send a text message or make a post on social media, but to hand write a physical letter is a wonderful experience that can’t be paralleled. In my experience, writing helps to center my thoughts
You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Trigger Warning: Abuse Depression; it happens to all of us. Whether it is due to sadness or stress, everyone should be aware that it is a serious mental disorder and must be taken seriously. We have all been in situations where our mood gets the
Life’s a Road Trip and Here’s the Playlist

Life’s a Road Trip and Here’s the Playlist

As someone who’s been on many a long road trip, I can personally say it’s crucial to have the right tunes (or the right podcast) on the road with you. Whether you’re operating as both the driver and the DJ or you have a DDJ
How Can I Do Better?

How Can I Do Better?

Questions I have for Someone Living with Mental Illness I may be someone who likes to boost others in their endeavors to be more open about their mental illness but I have a confession: I know I’m not doing the best I can. Part of
Learning Coping Mechanisms

Learning Coping Mechanisms

Sometimes the Struggle is a Daily Battle I have struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I started therapy a few years ago and it was the best thing I could do for my mental health. I learned some important coping mechanisms,
A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Working on Yourself is Ongoing I am 29, but my progress actually started last May. It was around that time I found ITA. May 2018 was the biggest change and shake up in my life. My wife of five years had betrayed me, was trying
Getting Down and Dirty With Self Care

Getting Down and Dirty With Self Care

It’s Not All About Having Wine In A Bubble Bath Self care It’s the big buzzword right now isn’t it? You can find all kinds of articles online about how to be kind to yourself, go for a walk, have that bath, drink that wine,
Living in Denial

Living in Denial

Coming to terms with my depression For most of my life I have considered myself to have had good mental health. There was an awful year in seventh grade but otherwise I was really fortunate, privileged, lucky, blessed… how could my mental health be anything