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Depression

That was a lie

Dear Depression; We’ve known each other for a long time now. As a child I first met you through the distance in my young mother’s eyes as she struggled with...

Oct 17, 2018

Disappointment is a side effect of depression

I usually have no issues sharing my story. At least in person, I don’t. Writing it...

Sep 26, 2018

What goes up, must come down

As I sit here about to write my story I start to think -- how did it all happen? I was always a...

Sep 5, 2018

Often

Nine long months ago, I sat in this very spot and contemplated ending my life.   It wasn’t the first time by a mile, and it wouldn’t be the last time...

Aug 22, 2018

Broken, scarred but still enough

Growing up, I felt like an outsider. I was shy and socially awkward, lacked self confidence and worth and was bullied from a...

Aug 15, 2018

This isn’t a contagious illness

I’m coming out of a seven-month depression.  It’s important to me because this is a fight I fight every day. Mental illness doesn’t...

Aug 8, 2018

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

The foundation for change

It’s a boys dream: having a car, a beautiful girl to love, kids, a well-paid and enjoyable job, a house, a tree, a...

Jul 11, 2018

I have a mission

My name is Emily and I am 20 years old, born and raised in Canada. I was adopted at the age of one. My biological mother was young when she...

Jul 4, 2018

The guilt is still there

“You’re no good for anything!” “You can’t even keep your house clean or keep a full time job!” "What is wrong with you?" Say the...

Jun 27, 2018

Like a piece of mental floss cleaned out my brain

I would like to shine some enlightenment that you are not alone. No one chooses to have...

Jun 13, 2018

Collateral Beauty

Looking back at the past two years now, I am able to reflect on some of the struggles I've dealt with. Depression doesn't just make you feel down for...

May 9, 2018