Trying to Stay Positive in a World Full of Negativity

As we rapidly approach the holiday season and the impending degradation that this time of year will bring to my mental health, I need to focus on the positives. Over the past several weeks, my job has severely strained my mental stability. But with those weeks now behind me, I am trying to stay positive …

Digital Art and Creativity Are Good For Mental Health

At the lowest point in my battle with depression, and contemplating ending my pain, I discovered this thing called digital art. Thankfully I quickly realized that an outlet was needed to continue this battle. This week I want to write about how I believe digital art can be good for mental health. “But Jackie, I …

Being Bullied as a Child Can Cause Depression in Adults

Studies show being bullied as a child can cause depression in adults — I can attest to this statement. I was bullied as a child in elementary school and all the way through middle school (we called it Jr. High). Thinking back today on those times and a cringe. A frightening concern is that bullies …