The day I couldn’t cope anymore

Please note: Discussion of depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts   By Katie Balthazor, Guest Writer I have struggled with depression since high school but since I didn’t understand the emotions I was feeling, I turned to self-harm. I would cut or burn myself and was fascinated how the pain distracted me and pushed aside other … [Read more…]

Enough is Enough

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer Each day I have a pep talk with myself as I’m getting ready. I try to remind myself to be thankful. I try to remind myself that the mistakes that I made yesterday are done and that today is a new day. I try to talk myself into being the … [Read more…]

I thought I’d have to give up my dreams when I got pregnant in college…but I didn’t

By E. H. Uminn, Guest Writer One year away from graduating with my bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Secondary Education, something felt off.  I took a pregnancy test that came back negative.  Four days later I took another test: two pink lines. My husband and I looked at one another, excitement and terror reflecting … [Read more…]