Poetry: “Explaining Depression to My Mother” by Sabrina Benaim

*Transcript and Video included* Sabrina Benaim is a poet and author who speaks and writes about the topic of mental illness, specifically depression. Benaim also has a popular book, titled ‘Depression and Other Magic Tricks’ (below: click to go to amazon). When she recited this poem, it was around 2014, based on my research of […]

Pros and Cons of Using Social Media to Overcome Mental Illness

Just like a majority of people today, I also use social media daily and scroll through more often than I probably should. With growing technology we can order just about anything online and know what our friends/family/perfect strangers are doing at any given moment. As overwhelming and perhaps ‘scary’ as this sounds and has proven to […]

Positive News! (+): Airbnb Users Offering Free Stays for Hurricane Florence Victims

It’s so amazing to see the world coming together in a time of natural disaster and devastation for so many families. Over 300 homes in Alabama and Pennsylvania are opening up their doors for Hurricane Florence evacuees, for free! Airbnb is closely involved, stating that this option on their website will be open until October […]

Resilience (noun): the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties

To me, life is all about resilience in the most generic form. In other words, how we respond to events, situations, feelings, etc. determines how resilient we are, and therefore, how overall happy we are. Resilience is all about bouncing back from negative situations, responding appropriately to a dilemma, and communicating with others effectively and […]