Stress hits every individual differently, regardless of gender orientation or expression. But men struggling with too much stress often adopt negative coping skills that may not always be obvious. These negative coping skills, such as irritation, escape, unhealthy eating, and maladaptive digestion to name only a few, can effect way more than just your mental health. Stress is sometimes good.
This week, a 12am deadline came on the same day a super cute someone invited you to the event with the film club after class. And last week, hours of YouTube searches didn’t help you narrow down between your 3 top potential majors. You know you need to navigate between sleep and deadlines and family and dating and maintaining friends,
Being Queer is something that you’ve worked hard to embrace. You’ve accepted your identity as a fact that you can’t and don’t want to change, and this level of self-acceptance has come with some major benefits. Your anxiety and depression have decreased. Your understanding of yourself, your dreams, and your likes and dislikes have all increased. Your friendships are rich
Anxiety is that pesky companion that wants to rob you of your control in life. It hijacks your thoughts during important moments. It tenses your shoulders, your chest, and your digestive system. It over activates your “what if” fears. It can affect your sleep, diet, and ability to stay present and attentive to life. You want to take a deep
It can feel impossible to get ahead of what Depression tries to take from your life. You find it hard to do the things you once loved. You wonder if your energy and drive will ever return. Your relationship with food, sleep, sex, and motivation no longer makes any sense. You want to regain control of the peace you once
You know something feels off, you don’t feel like yourself. People closest to you say you’re moving a bit slower or smiling a bit less. You don’t have the same energy, you feel more irritable, or concentration is hard. You want to regain control of your life, to feel like you’re getting somewhere, but an unwelcome cloud in your mind is
Stress is everywhere these days. You’re trying to stay afloat economically. You’re concerned for the safety of your loved ones. Some days just seem doomed from the start no matter the effort. This toll on your body and mind diminishes your sense of hope and peace, until you find yourself grasping to the idea that the best you can hope
It’s so easy to get stressed out by the people around us. Whatever it is, you’re a living, breathing unique individual in a world full of living, breathing unique individuals, and all of that interaction is hard. EMDR re-wires traumatic memories The negative experiences in your past create a code in your brain, coaxing you to feel stressed, depressed, or