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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

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

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

Raw and Open: The Downfalls of a Temporary Psychiatrist

So I am just over three weeks into a new med called Elavil, and although I...

Aug 1, 2019

Raw and Open: Depression and Medical Marijuana

Many people experience depression and often try to treat it with anti-depressants or other related medications....

Jul 4, 2019

Raw and Open: Depression and Medical Marijuana

Many people experience depression and often try to treat it with anti-depressants or other related medications....

May 2, 2019

The new normal

My Name is Sam and I thought it would be a good idea to share my story even if it’s just starting. I’m 41 and at the end of last...

Mar 27, 2019

Panic over manic

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 35 years ago. I have been able to manage it with a small amount of medication and psychiatric support. I was very proud...

Mar 6, 2019

Comfort in a lonely time

I write to share a recent experience which shows how strong the mental health stigma continues to be, even in a national medical...

Feb 20, 2019

Battling the demons everyday

There’s no hiding the fact that physically I’m very weak. Confined to a power wheelchair as a result of Muscular Dystrophy, there’s not...

Feb 6, 2019

My triggers, my saviours

These are my triggers, but these are my saviours. We have Churchill to thank for his reminder that “attitude is a little thing...

Jan 30, 2019