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The day I called in depressed

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The day I called in depressed

I don’t know why but, even as a person who deals with anxiety and depression on a daily basis, I always felt there...

Feb 20, 2018

Depersonalization and Derealization Teamed up to Drive me Insane

I never wanted my family to lose me to violence nor...

Feb 13, 2018

Ending the War

Looking at me, you’ll probably see something is different, but you might not be able to pinpoint it to mental illness. Your eyes might travel over my scar-dappled skin, wondering...

Feb 6, 2018

What Bell Let’s Talk Day means to me

This year, Bell is hosting their eighth annual “Let’s Talk Day” on Wednesday, January 31. Let’s Talk is a day dedicated to raising...

Jan 31, 2018

‘Just be a good person’

Hi. I’m Mitch. I deal with depression and social anxiety. I also work as a sports writer, covering mostly football and mixed martial...

Nov 29, 2017

The biggest club in the world

Please don’t be ashamed of your mental health. I’m not suggesting you stand up and shout it from the roof tops, but at...

Oct 24, 2017

My imaginary friend

Having an imaginary friend is all part of growing up. Many children go one step beyond pretend play by creating a special and invisible friend. They may be a...

Oct 18, 2017

Butterflies

I work in a public field.   I'm an Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church and while I'm often surrounded by people, I am by nature, a strong introvert.  In...

Oct 10, 2017

Pull back the curtain

In considering what I wanted to say and, more importantly, how… I’ve run through more edits and rewrites than I care to admit.  No matter which approach I tried,...

Sep 19, 2017

Personality chameleon

I’ve become so seasoned at camouflaging myself over the years. I am a personality chameleon. I will wave and smile at you, even if we’ve never met. I smile to...

Sep 12, 2017

Healthy boundaries

The month of June is often a very busy and stressful time of year for many of us, not necessarily all in a bad way though. For me June...

Sep 5, 2017

Mental Illness is not a character flaw

My story begins when I was about 6 years old. This is the first time I have a memory of feeling “ anxiety." I had...

Aug 8, 2017