A Chemical Imbalance in my Brain, Not a Personal Failure

**trigger warning: death by suicide, depression, anxiety For years I've felt reticent to talk or write about my struggles with mental health. I remember sharing some of my symptoms with friends when I was a teenager, and I will never forget the look of concern and consternation in their eyes. That, plus many other reinforcing …

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The Most Refreshing Thing I’ve Done in Weeks

The last two weeks at work have been a doozy! Woof. I was emotionally and physically worn out, and I desperately needed time to myself to recharge. So when I had the opportunity to take a few hours off work, I got in my car and spontaneously decided I would go for a drive. I …

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Perfectionism and How I Combat it

Whenever I get stressed out, my perfectionism sky rockets. Which is the worst time to experience this. Throughout school, I was a giant perfectionist who got about three hours of sleep each night because of the many, many clubs and activities I was involved in. Straight A student, all AP classes, drum major, English Honor …

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