New Beginnings: Maritza

Hey guys, Welcome to our latest New Beginnings entry. Maritza Zaragoza is a fellow blogger who writes about her struggles with mental illnesses along with other things happening in her life. Below is a post that she submitted to Stuck With Me Now’s “New Beginnings.” Enjoy and be sure to check out more of her work at Zen My Mental Health.      “A little about myself: My name is Maritza and I reintroduced blogging into my life after hitting rock bottom in April of this year. Writing has helped me…

Sustained Silence: I’m Writing Again

I need to begin this by apologizing to our loyal readers, and also to Leanne, for my recent silence. I haven’t been as committed to my writing, but I can assure all of you that it was not because I lost interest. I simply didn’t know what to say. There were so many things I wanted to address – going back to school, various political events, my inability to focus on my homework – but every time I tried to write my tongue felt like it was tied in knots.…

New Beginnings: Caitlin

A Poem, By: Caitlin   Our very first official submission is a poem written by our friend Caitlin from England. In her poem, Caitlin expresses her struggle with depression. You may have seen another one of her poems on Donovan’s “Fear of Change” article, he has made many achievements in the past few weeks including starting her our blog which you can check out here. Without further ado…………..Enjoy! I made a promise I could not keep My arms are covered in cuts so deep I cry with fear. I cry…

New Beginnings

Say hello to New Beginnings     On Stuck With Me Now we talk a lot about anxiety and depression, and for good reason. It’s prevalent not only in Donovan’s and my life but also in the lives of people everywhere. If you follow us on Twitter, you probably have gotten a direct message from Donovan saying hi and that you can always contact us if you need to talk. We have had some followers reach out and do just that. Donovan will often suggest that individuals dealing with depression…

Fear of Change: Escape Your Comfort Zone

Fear often dominates our lives, and for good reason; a lot of the things we fear are scary because they can kill us. Spiders, snakes, alligators, the list goes on and on. We fear other things – like school, work, and change – for reasons that are not so clear. I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of change, and that fear is what ended up making my depression so much worse to deal with. When someone loses a leg and has to use a prosthetic replacement, it takes a lot of time…

Anxiety Along for the Ride: Vacation

So I’m currently at a resort, on vacation, having a good time. Yesterday I packed my bag, drove five hours on crowded highways, and finally arrived at my destination. Oh, and before I left, I thought I was going to throw up. Anxiety is super fun. I was stressed out about going on vacation. Sounds silly, right? Vacations are all about relaxation, who could possibly get stressed about those? Well, I specialize in the impossible, people. I am quite capable of getting anxious over a vacation, though it has been…

Helping Hands: Making the Difference

I know I usually write really long articles, but I’m going to avoid doing that today. I think keeping it short and sweet will help me get my point across. Hopefully a shorter article will be helping my readers as well. Sleepless Nights So, I don’t sleep very well some nights. That’s probably not much of a surprise. I certainly wasn’t surprised when I found myself unable to fall asleep last night (I had taken a nap after work that probably messed up my sleep cycle), but I was surprised…

The Sound of Suicide

Hey Guys, Since starting the blog, Donovan and I have made many new and creatives friends. Tonight we are featuring a poem written by Jessi Logan.   The Sound of Suicide. By: Jessi Logan   If suicide had a voice, how would it sound? If suicide were a sentence, what would it be? If suicide had a face, how would it look? If suicide were a person, what reputation would it hold? Is it a loud person or one that is rather quiet? Is it harmful or helpful? Does it…

Pokemon Go Ahead, Get Outside

Pokemon Go is a lot like the Kardashian family – whether or not you’re a fan of it, you can’t seem to avoid hearing about it. Pokemon Go has been all over the news in the past week, and for good reason; Pokemon Go took only five days to become the most downloaded mobile game in United States history. That achievement is shocking enough, but when you stop to consider that Pokemon Go also requires players to physically go outside and walk, the game’s success seems downright impossible. Why We…

Dealing with Depression: I’m an Author?

I’ve written more this year than I have in my entire life, but a majority of my work hasn’t yet appeared on this website. Most of my writing is locked away inside a book that I’ve been writing for a while about my junior year. Obviously most of it is about depression, but there are plenty of other topics too. As I mentioned before, I took up writing as a form of therapy, but I quickly found that I couldn’t get enough of it. Pouring out my thoughts onto paper…