Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

You can, of course, share your feelings, but not all your feelings are for everyone. Some of your feelings, you would rather keep to yourself. Instead, sometimes I have to find ways to express my feelings without telling anyone. Here are five ways to do it!...

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When They Call Your Normal Lifestyle ‘Quarantine’

When They Call Your Normal Lifestyle ‘Quarantine’

Corona came to the Netherlands around January 2020. China and Italy were already affected and chaos seemed to arise. A month later, the government decided that quarantining as much as possible - close to lockdown - was the only solution. Only vital professions were...

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Grieving The Suicide of Someone You Love.

Grieving The Suicide of Someone You Love.

Hello everyone, I’m 13 and this is my first time writing anything public, so please be easy on me! First off, I would love to acknowledge those who are struggling right now (everyone.) The world is crazy and full of problems, so you are definitely not alone. There are...

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I AM….

I AM….

June is celebrated worldwide as Pride Month and to show solidarity to our LGBTQIA+ community members, our team at Shadow’s Edge wanted to share Brian Garcia’s story about what it was like coming out to his loved ones and learning how to accept his true self. Brian is...

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How Drawing Helps Me Heal!

How Drawing Helps Me Heal!

At 3 years old I held a pencil and it made me happy. I still draw every single day, now using my Wacom tablet to make comics, or my easel to make paintings. At 15 I passed out almost every day, I shrugged it off and my doctors didn't take it seriously. Now I know I...

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Mental Health In Rural And Remote Areas

Mental Health In Rural And Remote Areas

I grew up in a small village in the English countryside and I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed a childhood where I could be baking in my kitchen before running straight across to my friend’s house in my wellies to borrow more sugar. We had a fantastic community...

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I Can’t Help But Be Angry Right Now

I Can’t Help But Be Angry Right Now

Since the start of the pandemic, I have had plenty of time to be alone with my thoughts. Thoughts of who I am, thoughts on my experiences, and thoughts on the current state of my mental health. I know I’m not alone in this. For those of us dealing with past traumas,...

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My brother was the sick one, not me…

My brother was the sick one, not me…

My youngest brother, Tyler, was born seven weeks premature, just a tiny little thing. Still, doctors expected him to live a normal life. They were wrong. Shortly before his sixth birthday, Tyler was diagnosed with a terminal, genetic condition known as Mitochondrial...

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17 And Fighting For His Life

17 And Fighting For His Life

“I wasn’t going to let cancer change me,” David says. At 17, David hadn’t been feeling hungry for a while. When he went in for a checkup, his doctor found something wrong with his blood. David was quickly sent to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford for...

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