Tag: depression

Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under – maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the

Nikki Dubose: Washed Away

Trigger Warning:  eating disorders, rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, addiction, self harm, mental illness, obsessive behavior Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide attempts, body

Jacqueline Woodson: Feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy.”There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new

Goodbye Dallas

Dallas. This week two years ago we announced to everyone that we were moving south. I was excited, scared, anxious. It was the first time I had ever moved out of Indiana. While doing so was something I’d always wanted to do, when it finally happened, moving so far from my family wasn’t everything I

MYSELF

MYSELF You were holding something of mine, Something in a closed, grey box, And I couldn’t see what was inside until I took it from you and Laid it on the table. The light from the window Illuminated the box on the Dark wood table– I opened the lid. I saw the child. Burned. A

Why Self-Care is So Important

I’ve never taken great care of myself. I don’t primp. I don’t run. I HATE getting my face wet to the point that I keep a dry towel in my shower for stray droplets–which means washing my face is not a chore I am fond of. I recently discovered LUSH, and it has been the

This is How I’m Feeling

I’ve shared many of my experiences here, but I want you to see other people’s perspectives too. Depression and Anxiety rear their ugly heads in many different ways in many different people. Lindsay DeFranco is a YouTuber, married to Philip DeFranco, and host of the family vlog TheDeFrancoFam. She’s been super candid about her mental
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