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One place starts to look like all the others I have been
There’s another lonely face painted up to make the scene
Hollow laughter fills the air… 229 more words


It Comes at Night / **** ½

Last year, at the Chattanooga Film Festival, I caught a phenomenal film named Krisha, written and directed by a newcomer named Trey Edward Shults. Telling the story of a family’s Thanksgiving that gets crashed by a long absent relative, it was a searing piece of drama, filmed with a natural talent that blew me away and telling an emotionally powerful story in an exceptional way. 593 more words

Movie Reviews

Finding the balance between solitude and socialization

While social isolation may not cause mental illness, there are times when it can exacerbate symptoms–especially in depression. This is not to say that having alone time doesn’t have its place. 719 more words


a thought a day • 23

today, i brought my tablet to the mall to get a screen protector. 324 more words


I Will Rise: Lauren's Story

Author: Lauren S.

Mental illnesses are becoming more and more common. In my honest opinion, I feel that everyone deals with a mental illness at some point in their lives; however, no matter what disorder someone may be battling, there is always a possibility to recover. 618 more words

Eating Disorders

When the Ins and Outs of Depression make you Feel Exhausted

I have experienced diagnosed depression on and off for a period of about six years and it is one of the darkest and loneliest places to be. 520 more words


Irlens Syndrome and Attention Seeking Behaviour

What is Irlen Syndrome?

Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that affects the way the brain processes visual information. It is not an optical problem. 523 more words