Being Young and Positive, 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 […]

Mental health

Tips for dealing with grief

When you lose someone you love, grief is more than just feeling sad. It’s more like a process that helps you learn to live with the loss. (Special note: Grief doesn’t just affect people who […]

Living with HIV, Mental health

How meditation can help you manage stress and anxiety when you’re living with HIV

It’s bad enough that social media and news headlines pump hot-and-cold crazy into your world. But you also may have the natural instinct sometimes to panic over your HIV diagnosis and run screaming into the […]

Living with HIV, Mental health

Tips for managing stress and depression when you’re living with HIV

If you’re living with HIV, it’s not unusual to struggle with stress and depression. We’re sharing some of our tips for managing stress! But remember, you’re not alone — there are people who can help […]

Healthcare Assistance, Mental health, Talking to a Doctor

Mental Illness: What it is, how to spot symptoms, where to get help

If you’re living with HIV, you already know all about stigma and how it can block people from getting the help they need. People may think HIV is untreatable or that it’s a death sentence. […]

Alcohol, Drugs & HIV, Healthcare Assistance, Mental health

How to get help with an addiction

An addiction is something you can’t stop doing, no matter how much trouble it causes. And it’s not just heroin or meth. People get hooked on video games, social media, sex, porn, gambling, and stuff […]

Living with HIV, Mental health, Peer Support

How to deal with toxic relationships

Learning to identify and deal with (or just avoid) toxic relationships is crucial if you are living a healthy, low-stress life with HIV. Healthy relationships give you the support, confidence, and companionship you need to […]