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March 26, 2020

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March 31, 2020

Picture it: I'm sitting at home, self-isolating, scrolling through Instagram and watching The Good Place, and it hits me. A cough. And another. I've been pretty relaxed through all of this coronavirus panic, so at first I wasn't too worried, but then I couldn't shake i...

March 26, 2020

After writing my last post, I realized that there are a number of people who work in service or retail industries who are off work because of the coronavirus and are stuck at home without a regular work schedule. First of all, apologies for not being able to look outsi...

March 24, 2020

A few years ago I moved to a new city without knowing anyone and worked for a company remotely from a home office. Other than my therapist and saying "hi" to the person at the desk of the yoga studio I went to, I pretty much didn't interact with another human in person...

March 21, 2020

I think it's clear at this point that I am not a blogger. At least not a very good one. I have been trying to get my s*** enough together for however long it's been to make writing this a regular thing, and clearly it's not going very well. So first of all, thank you t...

November 15, 2019

I can't count the number of times I've heard someone say "I'm just OCD like that" or "She's so bi-polar." And for the vast majority of people who say things like this, I assume they don't mean anything by it. Using mental illnesses as an adjective has become so complet...

May 20, 2019

Something that really bothers me with having a mental illness is how damn expensive it is. I am medicated and I see a psychologist about every 3 weeks. Now, I am fortunate that through my employer I have a healthcare spending account, but I am going to run it out befor...

January 22, 2019

I am currently in the process of switching anti-anxiety/depressants, and it's made me re-realize what it is like to live with an invisible illness. Currently the new meds are making me feel good during the day, but they seem to wear off in the evening. Last night I was...

January 15, 2019

I feel like a lot of the time when people talk about getting help for their mental health problem, the biggest obstacle people that's talked about is asking for that help. Don't get me wrong, that is a very big step. I've been living with depression for eleven years an...

January 11, 2019

We here a lot about representation. That communities and minorities need to be represented, and accurately. But less time is spent talking about why representation matters, especially for those living with mental illness. As someone who lives with a mental illness, it...

January 4, 2019

Over the holidays as my butt was firmly planted on the couch, I read any number of Buzzfeed "19 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together in 2019"-esque articles in the hope that I too could finally get my sh*t together (HA). Going into these I usually know that I am far too lazy...

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