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Long Time, No See

Hey guys, it’s been a little while hasn’t it? This is our first blog post since January of this year, and, honestly, it’s been a long...

Year in Review

This is the first official Thing With Feathers blog post of 2018, and before we get into anything big or heavy this year, we wanted to...

Scars Pt. 2

In my last post, I shared with you guys a bit of my story with self-harm. But a lot of people are going to want to know some ways to help...

Scars

In my first two posts, I gave a little background about my mindset and the road I have followed so far but for this post, I want to focus...

Wait: It Gets Better

“Wait, it will get better.” This sentiment gets old. Fast. Sometimes it seems it’s all people are able to say when you bring them your...

Creativity Kicking Depression

In my first post, I shared with you guys some ways that socializing can actually help you cope. Your social life plays a large role in...

Peers Supporting Peers

As someone who believes that the solution to mental illness often lies outside of medication, peer support is a vital ingredient to the...

Using Socialization to Beat Anxiety

I was initially diagnosed as having an unspecified mood disorder. I kid you not, those are the literal words in my file. It was later...

Emotion + Stigma

Thing With Feathers was created to address the stigma surrounding mental health illness and that is something that is incredibly...

How School Teaches Mental Illness

In the last decade or so, the number of youth with mental illness has skyrocketed. Rates of depression and anxiety in youth have...

Roots of Stigma

Stigma is a problem within the mental health community that is discussed at large, but we often fail to discuss where it comes from. The...

Beating the Stress of School

When you have a mental illness, even the most normal tasks can be a battle to get through. The demanding nature of today’s school system...

Fictional Characters with Mental Illness

For many people, myself included, fiction is a method of escape. We find that we connect with fictional characters and their experiences,...

Self-Care Box

Out of all the useful coping strategies I have seen in my search through the internet, one of the nicest is probably the “Self-Care Box.”...

Avoiding Summer Stagnation

As summer approaches and school comes to an end for many people, I think it’s very important to remind everyone to find ways to keep...

MayFest Response 2017

This past Saturday, the Thing With Feathers team attended an event in our hometown of Carrollton, Georgia known as MayFest. It was the...

Individualized Mental Illness

Something I find is often forgotten by many is that mental illness looks different in everyone. There is no definitive format that mental...

Thing With Feathers - First Blog Post

Thing With Feathers started simply as a dream - a way to help a few friends out and maybe make a small difference along the way, but now...