Why Instagram makes you feel bad

Instagram. Everybody’s on it. You, Me, Celebrities, Kid, Mams, Dads, Teachers, Dentists, Politicians and Priests (the cool ones, anyway). Everyone. All fending for ourselves on this huge, weird acreage of cyberspace. Hundreds of millions of lives captured and shared, all existing alongside one another, separated only by a few taps and scrolls on a screen….

Tattoo?

Tattoo culture is undoubtedly a thing. The tattoo trend isn’t a modern phenomenon though; the tradition of tattooing dates way back, as far back as the prehistoric era, to 12,000 BC. Most if not all cultures practiced some form of tattooing and body art, but each culture had its own reasons for and meanings behind…

Dos and Don’ts : Helping a Friend Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Don’t ever label mental health difficulties as a personal flaw. If someone is in clear distress, crying hysterically and yelling, it is not because they are an ‘attention-seeker’ or a ‘drama queen’. When I suffered from depression, I described it as being trapped in an invisible tank: it was a place where it’s horribly cold…

#LoveTheLittleThings

Every Planet We Reach Is Dead Long term depression washes in slowly like high tide. It erodes the harbor of your mind, wearing away the pristine stone of your dock into crumbling ribs of marl that protrude and glare; it takes a constant and persistent toll on your energy, your life and your stability. In…

I Am Mentally Ill

(This was originally posted in October 2015 by Evan Smith (me) and was republished with permission here in June 2016) This is weird. But I guess it’s time. It’s the next step I suppose. I’m sorry if I skip around a bit. I’ve sort of been avoiding it for so long but I’ve never tried…