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The simple gesture of writing get-well cards

People from near and far are admitted to the Regional Hospital into the Adult Psychiatric Unit...

Nov 4, 2020

An open letter to all essential workers

I see you. Because I am you. I am a Public Servant. I know you’re scared but you’re brave anyways. The hero you are. Never...

Oct 21, 2020

The importance of a support network

If you struggle with mental illness, the phrase “just talk to me about it” might make you roll your eyes, simply due to...

Sep 16, 2020

OCD and my mind

OCD is like a constant voice and thought in your head making you think and believe that you are a terrible person. It makes you think the worst about...

Aug 19, 2020

Sometimes I leave, but I always come back

My name is Coconut Heels. At various times, I visit this wondrous, bizarre, vibrant and frightening place. You may have visited as well....

Jun 17, 2020

I Just Need 1 Person to Believe in Me

The walls are crumbling, I’m hurt The ocean is wild; I’m gasping for air The dark clouds hover into my world And nobody even cares. My mind...

Jun 3, 2020

DP is his name

I have to write. Because at this very moment I’m struggling to find a glimmer of light; I need some insight. I’m constantly faced with my fight or flight, and...

May 20, 2020

How my misconceptions about suicide changed

I’ve dealt with Major Depressive Disorder since my late teens. I am now going on 27 and...

Feb 5, 2020

The beast

I started having anxiety attacks at a very young age. I can’t remember any of the details, but I distinctly remember feeling like my mind was leaving my body....

Sep 18, 2019

OCD and me

My OCD began to develop at the age of seven, around the time of my Grandma's death. I have been very lucky with my upbringing as I have a...

Oct 31, 2018

The guilt is still there

“You’re no good for anything!” “You can’t even keep your house clean or keep a full time job!” "What is wrong with you?" Say the...

Jun 27, 2018

I’m tired of wondering if the next call is the last call

I’m tired. I’m tired of worrying about you. I’m tired of wondering if the next call...

May 30, 2018