HIV 101, Mental health, Uncategorized

HIV and HAND

Let’s do a little HIV refresher first. It may seem silly, but it will make understanding HAND a lot easier, we promise! So, HIV weakens the immune system over time, which can make people living […]

Mental health

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and How They Shape Us

About two-thirds of all people will experience an adverse childhood experience (ACE) according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, but what does this mean? Adverse childhood experience is any trauma, abuse, or neglect someone […]

Blogs With Audio Content, Mental health

7 mental health podcasts to show you’re not alone

You already know how stressful it can be living with HIV in a world that doesn’t understand. Even with supportive people in your life, it’s easy to get lonely, especially if you’re dealing with a […]

Blogs With Audio Content, Mental health, Uncategorized

Learning how to meditate

We talked in an earlier blog post how learning to meditate won’t magically cure all your problems, but that doesn’t mean it can’t help improve your life! There are a lot of benefits to learning […]

Blogs With Audio Content, 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 […]

Blogs With Audio Content, 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 […]

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 […]