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Mental Health

I’m trying my best

I feel so raw and exposed, on this healing journey I've chose. And nobody even knows, if this will work or when. It's difficult to deal with all these...

Nov 25, 2020

Fighting like never before

Editor's Note: Warning, some language in this story may be triggering for some, reader discretion is advised. At my wedding ceremony in the late...

Nov 11, 2020

The simple gesture of writing get-well cards

People from near and far are admitted to the Regional Hospital into the Adult Psychiatric Unit...

Nov 4, 2020

An open letter to all essential workers

I see you. Because I am you. I am a Public Servant. I know you’re scared but you’re brave anyways. The hero you are. Never...

Oct 21, 2020

You can do this

It’s never an easy thing to admit you’ve been lying to yourself. In my case, I can’t say that I admitted to anything. It was almost like the realizations of...

Oct 7, 2020

How my cat saved my life

He was going to leave me. I wasn't good enough. After all, why would anyone want me? I couldn't control my own tears,...

Jul 29, 2020

A little white pill

~ My poetic thoughts on finally taking the brave step and trying medication… ~ In this orange container, lies a little white pill.  Apparently if I take it, it will...

Jul 22, 2020

I’m not sorry and I shouldn’t have to be

I thought the most difficult part about having a mental illness would be telling people I had a mental illness. I was wrong....

Jul 15, 2020

Talking Youth Mental Health on Isolation Nation

Got plans now? You won't want to miss Isolation Nation. We have partnered with our friends...

Jun 27, 2020

Sometimes I leave, but I always come back

My name is Coconut Heels. At various times, I visit this wondrous, bizarre, vibrant and frightening place. You may have visited as well....

Jun 17, 2020

Discussing Mental Health and Race in the NHL with Ben Scrivens and Mark Fraser

Join us for a really important episode of #IsolationNation. Michael is...

Jun 4, 2020

DP is his name

I have to write. Because at this very moment I’m struggling to find a glimmer of light; I need some insight. I’m constantly faced with my fight or flight, and...

May 20, 2020