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Author: Katie Clarke

Why Fall Means So Much to Me

Why Fall Means So Much to Me

“Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.” – Peggy Toney Horton I have an
What does it mean to be ‘Other?’

What does it mean to be ‘Other?’

*This is one of a series of posts we are planning for our readers to use as a tool to help someone in their life better understand the tenets of mental health. I remember the first time I heard someone mention ‘other’ as a descriptor.
Resource: What Is A Trigger?

Resource: What Is A Trigger?

*This is one of a series of posts we are planning for our readers to use as a tool to help someone in their life better understand the tenets of mental health. Trigger warning: Brief discussion of common triggers such as PTSD, Death of a
“I Figured”

“I Figured”

"A simple comment that was probably meant as support or to make your friend seem more perceptive has sent you into a panic." It’s time. After years of trying to understand it yourself, months of hinting at it, and maybe too many jokes about Brie
Resource: The Great Diagnosis Struggle

Resource: The Great Diagnosis Struggle

*This is one of a series of posts we are planning for our readers to use as a tool to help someone in their life better understand the tenets of mental health. “The struggle is real…” I am sure we have all heard this in
How Volunteering Helps Manage My Depression

How Volunteering Helps Manage My Depression

"Knowing that people are depending on you to show up and be present, it can be overwhelming to know that you’re needed, so it is crucially important to keep up with self-care. " MY DIAGNOSIS When I was officially diagnosed with depression in 2016, I
Resource: Therapist v. Psychiatrist

Resource: Therapist v. Psychiatrist

*This is one of a series of posts we are planning for our readers to use as a tool to help someone in their life better understand the tenets of mental health. Imagine the following scenario: you need to talk to a mental health professional.
Resource: History of Mental Health Treatment

Resource: History of Mental Health Treatment

Trigger warning: Some grotesque medical imagery *This is one of a series of posts we are planning for our readers to use as a tool to help someone in their life better understand the tenets of mental health. “Without a vivid link to the past,
Managing Anxiety, Meds Adjustments, and Making Art

Managing Anxiety, Meds Adjustments, and Making Art

Trigger warning: References to suicide MANAGING ANXIETY About a year ago I had a massive, prolonged panic attack while stage-managing a play. Luckily, I knew enough people with anxiety who also worked in the theatre that I knew what was going on--but knowing what was