We Are Here To Reach & Help That Lonely Person

#SickNotWeak aims to create a community that reduces the loneliness and hopelessness of both those who have mental health illnesses and the people who care for them.

Aug 25, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 14

A flashback to the day I interviewed for my current job, and why I choose to disclose my mental illness during the interview process.

Aug 18, 2016

Leannesblog: Episode 2

In which I discuss cheese-filled pasta and the importance of hauling your ass out of bed.

Aug 2, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 13

An episode in which I get pretty real about what it's like to be hospitalized, and how it doesn't have to be the worst thing ever. The worst thing ever for me would have been not going, not getting help, and ending up somewhere...

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Aug 25, 2016

Smart phones and self care

Everyone has a happy place where they feel comfortable and safe. Some people can leave...



Aug 24, 2016

Connecting with social service agencies

I was lucky enough to interview Jazmine Alyssa, a former co-worker and...



Aug 24, 2016

Mental health in the North American Muslim Community

"I feel pulled back because of my...



Aug 23, 2016

Improving mental health through city planning

If you were to ask anyone what they thought of when they...


Aug 23, 2016


As I pointed out in my last column on paramedics, the emergency medical profession lacks the mystique of law enforcement for...



Aug 22, 2016

My journey to rock bottom and back

My name is Amanda and I am a 34 year-old mentally chill...

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