Guest Post: Coping With Anxiety in High School

As I’m walking through the crowd, I can feel my body starting to react; my heart is in my throat, my skin is crawling, my mouth is dry, my head is spinning and all I can think about is running, running, running away.  But I can’t. I’m frozen to my place, terrified that one wrong move …

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Guest Post: Why It’s Important to Talk About Mental Health in YA

Young Adult novels aren’t just popular with teenagers, but with adults and pre-teens alike. For many younger readers, books are one way they learn about life – about relationships, sex, family issues, sexuality and gender… And with YA novels covering such a broad range of topics (including a wide variety of genres, protagonists, and diverse …

Guest Post: Because Children Get Broken Too

OCD and anxiety disorders run strong in our family, like the non-magical un-sexy version of The Force. Not all of us have been afflicted in the same way, or with the same severity. To our (completely un-trained, un-expert) eyes, a lot seems to depend on circumstance. Physical illness or overwhelming stress can push the continuous …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Giveaways!

 I love running giveaways and I try to do it as often as possible for all types of occasions, from blogging milestones, to blog anniversaries to my own birthday. I figure this shouldn’t be any different but I tried to get as many giveaways together which will hopefully make the winner happy. All “self-care” type …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Welcome & Schedule!

Hi everyone! I was dabbling with the idea of doing a Mental Health Awareness week for a little while but wasn’t sure how to conduct it but after weeks of planning and brain-storming, we finally made it so welcome to Mental Health Awareness week on Jenny in Neverland! It’s not going to be all doom …