I Have Generalized Anxiety and I’m Anxious Just Thinking About It

[The illustration features a house, seemingly unstable, perched precariously upon a cliff. The author, Sam Dylan Finch, is standing at the edge of that cliff, looking down with uncertainty. Inside the house, there are words in frames that read, "Everyone feels stressed sometimes."] I know this is an unexpected entry, seeing as I usually blog [...]

For the Last Time: Mental Illnesses Are Not Adjectives

Ugh. So let's talk about this mess: It’s been said before, and it should be common knowledge by now, but apparently it isn’t. So here’s a fun fact: Mental illnesses are not adjectives. I’m angry. I'm angry because this isn’t the first time I’ve seen “bipolar” used in such a frivolous, insensitive way, and I’m [...]

I Believe in You: An Open Letter to Teens with Mental Health Struggles

Photo: unsplash.com I can’t pinpoint exactly when my battle with mental illness began, but I do know that by the time I was a teenager, it was in full swing. I can also say that when I was fourteen, I started to question if I wanted to be alive anymore. Though I haven’t been a [...]