Jenni Berrett

Jenni Berrett

Bio

Jenni Berrett is a 19 year old writer and dog walker living in the Central Valley of California. She is a big fan of all things literary, feminist, and featuring Amy Poehler. She has a knack for rap lyrics and a strange obsession with Werner Herzog documentaries (they are boring and exciting AT THE SAME TIME). You can find her on Twitter @jenni__bee.

Jenni Berrett Articles

I felt so much nothing that it was an emotion unto itself: the feeling of having no feelings.

Sometimes It's Hard To Feel Things Again: Adjusting To Life After Depression

[CN: vomit] Having been an unfeeling, sluggish husk of a person with the nap-taking skills of an elderly sloth for the past five months or so, I have reemerged too tender for this world.

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"Crying Girl" by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963

Emergency Self-Care: Tips For Loving Yourself During A Crisis

...self-care is a process. Ideally, you treat yourself with kindness daily, engaging in acts of self care that function as either a reminder to relax in the midst of everyday stresses, part of a life saving regimen to sustain your mental well being, or a little bit of both.

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Sometimes faking it can feel like yet another shame-based attempt to conceal my mental illness.

Should You Really Fake It Till You Make It?

More than any other unsolicited mental health advice I’ve received over the course of my life is the admonishment to “fake it till you make it.”

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From Broad City, 2.8

Hey, Ladies: Pop Culture Lessons On Masturbation

“Girls don’t masturbate, right? I don’t masturbate. Do you masturbate? Can girls masturbate? I don’t think they can — I’m pretty sure my mom doesn’t.”

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All Bodies Are Good Bodies. Except For Mine.

At some point intellect has to make room for something bigger, for something scarier than just about anything. In order to truly learn something, you have to be vulnerable. You have to walk in and set your broken parts on the table and say, “Here, fix it. Or at least be broken with me.”

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Wil Wheaton Talks Mental Illness For Project UROK

“You are not the only person in the world who has anxiety. You are not the only person in the world who has depression. You’re not the only person in the world who has thoughts of self-harm. There are people who want to help you. There are people who have spent their entire lives helping people like you and me and all of the people that you’re seeing in this video. And you’re not alone. You are okay.”

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The premise is pretty simple: We each give you one thing to watch, one thing to listen to, and one thing to read over the weekend.

Read/Watch/Listen To This: Tater Tot Warriors Edition

This chihuahua protecting her tater tot added a solid 5 years to my life, I'm pretty sure.

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Thoughts From Twitter: On The Charleston AME Shooting

There is a lot on the Internet to read about the tragic Charleston shooting that took place late Wednesday night. Here are a few noteworthy tweets to get started with.

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The premise is pretty simple: We each give you one thing to watch, one thing to listen to, and one thing to read over the weekend.

Read/Watch/Listen To This: We Don't Even Mention The Election ONCE Here Edition

Stress-free Interneting is of utmost importance this week. We've got you covered.

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3 Tips For Eating Well When You're Really F*cking Depressed

In the midst of struggling with being depressed, you’re also saddled with the practical realities of staying alive. It’s no easy feat.

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