Finding Power in the Ashes of Trauma

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January 8, 2019

I was 16 when I was diagnosed; it was one of those moments that completely changed my life. Never did I think that a doctor’s appointment could be so life altering. For months, maybe even years, I knew something was wrong; I knew I was different. It...

January 6, 2019

I’ve often been asked what the biggest lesson I’ve learned in life is. And for a really long time, I had no real answer. But looking back at 23, I’ve realized that biggest lesson I’ve learned is that life doesn’t stop for anything or anyone.

Unfortuna...

August 17, 2018

Content Warning: This story contains depictions of anorexia, depression, and anxiety.

Who am I? What am I here for?

I learned that I was brought to this earth in the same way everyone else was. I was put in a family. God knew that I would be happy in t...

June 22, 2018

**Content Warning: Depression & Anxiety**

There’s something profoundly isolating about free time when you are depressed.

Instead of being able to enjoy the rare free time, it quickly becomes a massive burden. It turns into hours in bed, taking naps to...

December 11, 2017

Content Warning: The following story contains mentions of crude language, anxiety, depression, and sexual abuse. 
 

Anxiety is not something I ever expected to be a problem for me. I grew up as a normal, quintessential immigrant kid that really had no...

November 18, 2017

Content Warning: This story contains depictions of violence, depression, and suicidal intentions.

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           It’s taken me too many years to realize that humming in the kitchen isn’t a good i...

November 18, 2017

Content Warning: This essay contains vivid depictions of mental health struggles including depression and suicide. 

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Hello!!! I am Ananth Bhat, and I am a Junior at Brookfield East High School...

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