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‘Anticipatory grief’: Dealing with unknowns in wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Depression

‘Anticipatory grief’: Dealing with unknowns in wake of the coronavirus pandemic

This is a follow-up story to a previous piece written by...

Mar 31, 2020

‘These are different times’: Mental illness and self-isolation

Self-isolation can be triggering for someone suffering from mental illness. At the time of writing this, I’m...

Mar 21, 2020

Hostage To My Captor

Stockholm Syndrome -- that condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors during captivity. I believe I have developed the mental health equivalent with my captor,...

Mar 4, 2020

Hitting Rock Bottom – How I Recovered From Addiction

“You’re just a drug addict. There is no hope. There is nothing left to live for....

Feb 12, 2020

How my misconceptions about suicide changed

I’ve dealt with Major Depressive Disorder since my late teens. I am now going on 27 and...

Feb 5, 2020

Solitude

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

Hollow Words That I Live By

Living with PTSD and major depressive disorder, I was shocked to learn, and unfortunately experience on a daily basis, just how numb my...

Dec 18, 2019

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