Living with HIV, Mental health

5 ways to spend time with animals if you’re an animal lover

A lot of us really love animals and for a good reason! Spending time with animals comes with more benefits than you might realize. They can help improve our self-esteem and feel better about our […]

Mental health

Express yourself: How to get in touch with your creativity

As kids, most of us had huge imaginations. We colored, drew, and let our imaginations take us anywhere we could think. We could have fun for hours on end being creative and letting our minds […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV, Mental health

Dealing with hate while living with HIV

When it comes to HIV, there are a lot of misconceptions. People who are HIV positive sometimes face discrimination and confusion from their friends and family. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a study in 2012 […]

Mental health

HIV, the brain, and depression

You’ve probably heard of depression before, but it can get a little confusing. Depression is a syndrome, which is a bunch of symptoms that make up a condition, and they can look different for different […]

Mental health, Peer Support

Coping with grief when friends die from HIV-related issues

Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things in the world. When you’re living with HIV, their death can be even harder if it’s from HIV-related complications. Not only is it a sad […]

Mental health

How thoughts and emotions affect your health—using positive affirmations

Your emotional wellbeing has a big impact on your overall health. Having good emotional health helps you learn to understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Figuring this out will help you learn to cope with […]

Being Young and Positive, Blogs With Audio Content, Healthcare Assistance, Mental health, Peer Support

How to deal with depression and suicidal thoughts

We’ve talked about depression on the blog a few times before, but we haven’t talked too much about suicide. We know that life can get tough sometimes, especially when you’re living with HIV. Some days […]

Living with HIV, Mental health, Your Rights

Health benefits of animal therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a field that uses animals to help people deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), physical injuries, and other health problems. The goal of animal therapy is to improve people’s social, physical, […]

Living with HIV, Mental health

How to be more body positive when you’re living with HIV

Developing a healthy body image is something we could all use help with. You don’t have to feel alone if you are worried or insecure about how you look; it’s a common thought for many […]

Mental health

Tips for picking the right therapist or counselor

Some days it’s all too much. Maintaining your HIV treatment, school, work, family, love life— you name it. They’re all pulling you in 16 directions. You know it’s all about staying on your HIV meds […]