Netflix Is Finally Removing That ’13 Reasons Why’ Scene

Hannah Baker standing in a school hallway looking at the camera.

What Hannah’s graphic suicide did to my suicidal brain

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Goodbye Queen Smurf

I made the biggest adult purchase of my life so far. I bought a new (used) car Saturday after driving my 2010 Nissan Sentra “Queen Smurf” for the last seven years. I loved that car but it was time to “Kon Mari” it and say goodbye. Queen Smurf was with me through the last half […]

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Tired Friday and Are the Pretzels Worth It?

I woke up at 5 a.m. today. I wish I could say it was because I’m that person who wakes up early to do things morning people do. Instead, I woke up in a dazed panic because my phone (read: alarm clock) wasn’t on my bedside table. I starfished on my bed in hopes of […]

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Why I Still Go to Therapy When I Feel Well

(My fitting coffee mug this morning before therapy.) In addition to longer blog posts, I’m now writing daily, shorter posts about life happenings and whatnot. A post a day is my goal, but, really, how much is there to blog about on days I only binge Netflix and fall asleep at 2 p.m.? Therapy isn’t […]

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Growing Up With a ‘Gross’ Skin Condition

I was a sophomore in high school, working on the school’s yearbook after the last bell of the day rang. Though Yearbook and Newspaper were separate classes, we all mingled in the journalism room after school. A junior newspaper girl with her friend sat at the computer next to mine. I heard her mention psoriasis […]

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What Made Me Stick Around After My Suicide Attempt

My therapist in college told me most people who attempt suicide say they regretted it soon after. Most people realize the gravity of the situation and lose their “tunnel vision,” which makes them think suicide is the only answer. Many of us have heard the inspirational stories of suicide attempt survivors who realized the preciousness […]

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