Perplexing Purple

mental health, college, and more
College Mental Health

Taking Time Off from College

I started college in August of 2014. The first semester was wonderful. I had a great season in marching band and had done well in all of my classes. The spring semester wasn’t that bad but it wasn’t as good as the fall semester had been. Then my sophomore year everything started to go south […]

Depression Mental Health

How I Deal with My Depression

I have experienced very severe Major Depressive Disorder. It lasted for years. I felt sad and hopeless most of the time during that period. I have thankfully been able to come out the other side of Depression. Here’s how I have managed to overcome it: Medication Medication can work by balancing chemicals in your brain. […]

Mental Health

The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2

Bipolar disorder is categorized as a major mood disorder. It involves extreme highs and lows. In this major mood disorder category there is Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothimia. Bipolar 1 Bipolar 1 involves full-blown manic episodes. Mania can include irritable or elated mood, spending more money than usual, hypersexualization, and impulsive behaviors. Bipolar 1 […]


My Goals for 2018

I wanted to set up some goals for myself to hopefully achieve by the end of 2018. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to keep these goals but I’ll try my best to work towards them at least. Here are my 2018 goals: Become Healthier I have been making small changes […]

Depression Mental Health

15 Warning Signs Someone is Suicidal

1. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Someone can start talking like this when they think they have no other options left. They could have just either tried a treatment plan that didn’t work for them or haven’t reached out to treatment yet. 2. Talking about wanting to die or kill […]


The Liebster Award

I was nominated by┬áTabitha Dudley. Thank you so much Tabitha! I was so excited to be nominated because I feel like an actual blogger now and I am ready to read everyone else’s posts. Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their post Answer the 11 questions they asked you Nominate 11 […]

Mental Health

Mental Health and Social Media

Social media is a big influence on our generation. It can impact us on a day-to-day basis. There are many pros and cons to social media and its relation to mental health. Treating your mental health right is an important factor when it comes to social media. Pros to Social Media Let’s start with the […]