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Hi my name is Julie and I have borderline personality disorder. I am constantly in and out of hospital -- I used to indulge in a lot of self harm...

Dec 5, 2017

‘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

When it hits you

Depression is a tricky son of a bitch. Even when you think you’ve conquered it, tied it up, and stuffed it in a nailed-shut box, that slippery bastard gets out...

Nov 14, 2017

Love more, judge less

My husband Kirk died by suicide, but that is not his story. I feel like the very word suicide can be a conversation non-starter but I want you to know...

Nov 7, 2017

The Roller Coaster

This morning, just pressing the pump on the shampoo bottle required too much effort. My physical strength was low. My mental willingness was non-existent. Not one part of me,...

Oct 31, 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

Another battle

After five months of battling anxiety and depression, now I have another battle.  Maybe that is a bit dramatic, maybe it is simply an appeal.  But for me, at this...

Aug 22, 2017

The darkness and I

I’ve struggled with mental illness for years. For a little while now, I’ve had more good days than bad. Tonight I find myself unusually low. There are probably a...

Aug 17, 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

Practice makes imperfect

My favourite movie as a child was "Mary Poppins," who was "practically perfect in every way." Fitting, since by three years old, I had...

Aug 1, 2017

Changing the medication conversation

Over a year ago I was a person existing in a constant state of fear; I was literally a person who was living...

Jul 26, 2017