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Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

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Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

My story of struggle and mental health issues is nothing short of long and complex. I suppose it all began at age 9...

Jul 18, 2018

Acknowledging

At the age of 4, I had doctors saying that I was depressed. Nobody really believe that a child so young can have such a terrible mental illness, so...

Sep 12, 2016

Liar (s)

We hear that mental illness is a liar. The negative and scary thoughts are lies. Sometimes, mental illness sufferers are themselves called liars. And we are. Ah, but not in...

Jun 14, 2016

The Breakdown

The Breakdown I was 49 years old and was ready to head back to school (I am a teacher at a K-12 school). I went to work and I couldn't...

Jun 9, 2016

You are all wonderfully made

I am a victim of abuse. I am no longer ashamed of my story but for a long time I was. Taught to...

May 31, 2016

After 4 p.m…

She was sitting in the passenger seat of my dad's pick-up truck. It was a crisp fall night, the engine was running and the only light came from the...

May 8, 2016

I am who I am

I have been affected by mental health issues from a pretty young age. I had a pretty rough childhood and grew up way too fast for my own good....

Apr 25, 2016

Distractions Can Only Do So Much

My world was turned upside down shortly after I started the 9th grade. I was in health class and we watched a movie...

Mar 27, 2016

Fighting the Good Fight

It's scary to open yourself up to complete strangers, revealing to them your own personal struggles with an illness that is so hard...

Mar 26, 2016

Theoren Fleury

Former Stanley Cup Winner and Olympic Gold Medalist, Theoren Fleury was one of the most tenacious and determined players to play the game of hockey. His lionhearted efforts did...

Mar 23, 2016

Preparing For Your First Psychiatrist Appointment

1) Write down why you think you have been referred to a psychiatrist. 2) Write down the symptoms...

Mar 9, 2016