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My Love/Hate Relationship With Stigma

Mental Health

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

Men, we have a problem

Men, we have a problem. A deep seeded, long standing practice of remaining silent about our mental health. This “tough guy” facade is killing us. Therefore, we owe it to everyone...

Jun 26, 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

Isolation: My Natural Defence

A sign of my lowering mental health can be that I detach from the people I love most. I have low self-esteem and...

Jan 16, 2019

My greatest enemy

Since I was 14, I’ve woken up with this crippling feeling that I can’t possibly face the day. It’s almost as if some event today will be the moment that...

Jan 9, 2019

True passions burn brighter than fire

I am a mental health advocate. It’s not something that I ever planned to do but I sort of fell into it and...

May 23, 2018

The day I called in depressed

I don’t know why but, even as a person who deals with anxiety and depression on a daily basis, I always felt there...

Feb 20, 2018

Depersonalization and Derealization Teamed up to Drive me Insane

I never wanted my family to lose me to violence nor...

Feb 13, 2018

What Bell Let’s Talk Day means to me

This year, Bell is hosting their eighth annual “Let’s Talk Day” on Wednesday, January 31. Let’s Talk is a day dedicated to raising...

Jan 31, 2018

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

Trudeau and Mental Health

Mental health advocates are urging Justin Trudeau and the federal government to provide more funding for mental health and make it a priority...

Nov 29, 2016