Teen Angst

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What Is Teen Angst? Where have our loving, adorable, doe-eyed babies gone? Suddenly they’re walking around in hoodies and hiding their faces. They’re walking around slouched over and constantly listening to loud, often depressing music. Anytime we want a response? A grunt or slight nod is all we get. What is happening? Is there something… continue reading »

Gaslighting: Burning Everyone in Their Path

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You don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re overreacting. I didn’t say that! For years you’ve heard these things, and it’s felt wrong and made you doubt yourself, but you’ve never known what is truly happening. Did I really just imagine him saying that? Wait, am I confused and don’t actually know what I’m saying?… continue reading »

Catching Z’s Even With Anxiety

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Why exactly are we “catching Zs” and not some other letter? You might’ve said this phrase before, or at least heard or read it somewhere. It’s a pretty universal description and one reason why is that it’s related to something literally everyone has to do. We need sleep. It’s not just important—it’s vital. That might… continue reading »

Is PTSD a Disability

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A car flew past you and smashed into a tree. You were only a few feet away. The glass sprinkled on the pavement close enough to your shoes that you had to walk across it to getaway. Now, just thinking about getting into a car can make sweat break out on your forehead. You can… continue reading »

How to Deal With PTSD Nightmares

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You jolt awake, ready to keep sprinting, ready to fight until you can’t move. That’s when the sweat on your forehead chills you, like shards of ice melting. Your room comes into focus, the bed you start to remember lying down in, the door you shut before you turned the light out. Another nightmare. Now… continue reading »