Experiences with Dissociating and Self-Injury

Trigger Warning Tuesday, November 7, 2017 4 p.m. "Hey, come back...Come back to me; it's okay," Taylor says gently as he tries to pull Nicole's mind back into the room. She is dissociating for the fifth time during their session. This happens when she feels so overwhelmed with anxiety that her thoughts pull her in … Continue reading Experiences with Dissociating and Self-Injury

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Continuing On The Path

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:30 p.m. After receiving an email from Taylor saying that his supervisor recommended trying medication to help with the anxiety, Nicole treks across campus to the health center. She has to talk to two different nurses about what is going on, and she is so scared of sharing the reality she … Continue reading Continuing On The Path

Hidden Anguish

Looking in from the outside, you see she has a pretty smile, Soft eyes, a kind heart, and a quiet presence. Her hugs are comforting, warm and secure. She puts up this facade to hide her true self, But underneath the mask is the hopelessness she carries. Her broken mind is hidden, cowering behind her … Continue reading Hidden Anguish

My First Step Toward Recovery

Monday, September 11, 2017   “My thoughts are racing; I can’t focus; I feel like I’m spinning out of control. I need help; I need someone to talk to and to help me figuring out what’s wrong with me. Lindsey suggested going to counseling here at college. Maybe I should, but I don’t know. What … Continue reading My First Step Toward Recovery

A Quote

You are not unwanted; you are chosen.You are not unloved;you were to die for.You are not alone;you are His. unknown

We Share A Name and A Life

This piece I wrote a little over a year ago. It is the first real writing I ever did as a depressed and anxious teenager trying to figure out the mess that is my brain. Originally, it was a harsh letter written in first person, but after revisions and editing, it became somewhat of a … Continue reading We Share A Name and A Life

A Little Introduction

I first want to introduce myself a bit, and then explain why I have started this blog and what it’s about. I am Everleigh Carter, a twenty year old college student, and I grew up in a relatively normal Christian home. I was classically home-schooled all the way through high school, and now I study … Continue reading A Little Introduction