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Raw and Open: Are we attached to our trauma?

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Raw and Open: Are we attached to our trauma?

Everyone has a favourite thing or attachment. It could be an old, worn out sweatshirt or...

Nov 1, 2018

Raw and Open: It’s More than Just a Fear for Me

Everyone has a fear of something. It could be a physical thing like spiders or ladders....

Oct 4, 2018

Raw and Open: The Canadian healthcare system is broken

The Canadian healthcare system is broken. There are as many cracks in the system as there...

Sep 6, 2018

Raw and Open: True words from a survivor

Jody is a guest blogger for SickNotWeak who, in her own words, is a master at the art of survival. She lives with...

Aug 23, 2018

Fences, Pills and Possibilities

The other night I picked up the refill of my prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that I've been on for several years. There...

Apr 17, 2018

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

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

Cheer up, Buttercup

Are you sick to death of hearing about depression? How sad we all are? It’s an epidemic apparently… I know I’m sick to death of hearing about it –...

May 16, 2017

My eating disorder, she runs the show

‘I feel like I am taking control of something, yet really I have no control at all’ is the first thought that comes to...

May 16, 2017

How I Crushed Anxiety Twice

Black? Brown? White? Mixed? Afro-Caribbean? What the fuck was I supposed to be? How was I supposed to act? What was I supposed...

May 4, 2017

Burnt out

Burnt out. What would it take to hear it? "You are suffering from burn out" said my doctor, and my friends, and my family.  Why could they see it,...

May 2, 2017

But You Seem So Strong

I struggled with depression for a long while before I did anything about it. That’s because I was, for the longest time, mostly functional. I did well in high school,...

Apr 13, 2017