To Those I’ve Hurt While Depressed


By Kimberly Zapata I’m sorry. I know those two words seem so small, and they are. They are nothing more than nine simple, basic characters, but I don’t know where else to start so I’m sorry — I’m so, so sorry — for how my depression affects you. I’m sorry for how my depression affects others. There … Continue reading To Those I’ve Hurt While Depressed

9 Ways To Stop An Anxiety Attack


By Kimberly Zapata If you struggle with anxiety you know just how tough it can be to manage your symptoms. One minute you are fine — you are talking, laughing, and just being yourself — and the next you are terrified. You are horrified. You are paralyzed. Your mind is racing. Your breath is heavy, and your both your … Continue reading 9 Ways To Stop An Anxiety Attack

The Truth About Cutting & Self-Harm


By Kimberly Zapata The first time I took a blade to my wrist, I was 15 years old. I don’t why I did it. I’ve scoured old journals for clues. I’ve read through dozens of sheets of angsty poetry in the hope of finding answers, and I’ve thought about it time and time again. But the … Continue reading The Truth About Cutting & Self-Harm

To The Friends Who Ghosted Me Because Of My Mental Illness


By Kimberly Zapata Let me start by saying I’m sorry, not for who I am or what I’ve done but for being silent for so long. For shutting down, and shutting up. For closing myself off. You see, it’s taken me awhile to gather the nerve to write these things, mainly because I am scared … Continue reading To The Friends Who Ghosted Me Because Of My Mental Illness