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The many mountains and valleys

Mental Illness

The many mountains and valleys

My mental wellness journey has been fraught with challenges that have brought my life to a halt at times. I believe that it all...

Mar 20, 2019

I was desperate

As a person of mixed ethnicity, growing up in a town that was almost completely white and going to a primary school where there was only one other person...

Mar 13, 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

Missing Mom

I love you, Mom, please tuck me in.  I miss you, Mom, the pain within. Your touch of love, is deeply missed. Your warmth & heart, too long the list. Your smile so...

Feb 27, 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

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

The Diagnosis

In January of 2018, I was diagnosed with having the Bipolar 2 disorder for mental illness. To say my life has drastically changed since then would be huge understatement....

Jan 23, 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

The Comeback

With every good comeback, you need a point in your life where you hit rock bottom, then you find a shovel and keep digging deeper. The greatest comebacks are from...

Dec 19, 2018

I’ve got so much to tell

My life changed forever when my mom died -- I became very depressed. I was in a dark place in my mind. I...

Dec 12, 2018

Looking for answers

It was in November 2017 when everything in my life came crashing down around me. When my world went dark, it was like a light switch being flicked off....

Dec 5, 2018