Just some trauma poetry

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

First of all, I have a massive, worn old journal full of my poetry that is just for me. However, yesterday I came across a little yellow notebook tucked into the back of my closet. It’s not very good, but it’s from a very important period in my life. After I emerged from my abusive…

Photos: Scenes from a Mental Hospital

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve compiled a set of items, papers, and other memorabilia from my two stays in mental hospitals. I’ve been in significant inpatient treatment twice, and have accrued quite a box of items to remember those stays by. Hopefully, sharing these pictures with you, accompanied by brief descriptions, will help you develop a better understanding of…

10 Mentally Healthy Songs for Your Playlist

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’ve put together a list, in no particular order, of songs that are good for mental health for various reasons. Whether it be the happy tune, the meaning of the lyrics, or the imagery it evokes, each song is sure to lift your spirits. I often find that music has a particular hold over my…

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