Finding Power in the Ashes of Trauma

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.


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.


           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. 


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

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