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I was an unwanted child, the product of an unplanned pregnancy. So my birth parents split immediately and I was awarded to my mother. She was too young for...

Jan 22, 2020

Depression isn’t just a punch

Depression isn’t just a punch, where you can wipe off your wound and keep going. It can knock you down for what feels...

Jan 15, 2020

When the glass house shatters

Back in June I experienced something that I’ve never quite ever experienced before. It resulted in me having to take some unexpected time off...

Jan 8, 2020

What it’s like to be suicidal and alone

Warning: Some content may be triggering, reader discretion advised. The first time you tell a stranger that you’re suicidal, it’s predictably weird and it...

Nov 13, 2019

My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma

Stigma. The sound of that very word strikes anger in many of us burdened with mental health challenges. It also, unfortunately, strikes fear in...

Nov 6, 2019

Mental illness does not define me

“It’s my fault” is what I say to myself.  My oldest son, almost nine, was diagnosed with two types of anxiety disorders two...

Oct 30, 2019

No longer alone with my secret

I have always cried for no reason, felt sad for no reason and generally been unhappy. I thought it was because I was the...

Oct 23, 2019

Just like you

My name is Aida and I’m diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and a type of bipolar disorder. When I was a kid I was very introverted and it was hard...

Oct 16, 2019

I am proof

Hello my name is Heidi , and I am a mental health advocate. I have dealt with mental health issues most of my life, starting as a teenager. Starting in...

Oct 9, 2019

My PTSD: earned with distinction

The wider world around us is rich with the potential for danger and destruction and like an animal in the wild, I am...

Oct 2, 2019

Depression is a powerful sucker

It was only a few short years ago, but I can honestly say that everything I’ve done, and everything I am today, is...

Sep 25, 2019

The beast

I started having anxiety attacks at a very young age. I can’t remember any of the details, but I distinctly remember feeling like my mind was leaving my body....

Sep 18, 2019