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Mental Illness

Mind Games

The thoughts you don't want, the thoughts you don't like, The thoughts that you know, it’s all so alike. The hollowness, emptiness, your thoughts so sad, It feels so real, you feel...

Nov 7, 2018

OCD and me

My OCD began to develop at the age of seven, around the time of my Grandma's death. I have been very lucky with my upbringing as I have a...

Oct 31, 2018

I have to stay alive

At a very early age I began self harming -- I was a hair puller. My parents were constantly trying to hide bald spots. They took me to a doctor...

Oct 10, 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

Gaining an understanding

I have been riddled with shame ever since I can remember, which is as far back as six years old. I was born with...

Sep 19, 2018

A hostage to my brain

I regret the many years I spent as a slave to my mental illness. But something that I have believed for a long time is that the best response to...

Sep 13, 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

What goes up, must come down

As I sit here about to write my story I start to think -- how did it all happen? I was always a...

Sep 5, 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

This isn’t a contagious illness

I’m coming out of a seven-month depression.  It’s important to me because this is a fight I fight every day. Mental illness doesn’t...

Aug 8, 2018

There will be days

There will be days that hurt worse than you can imagine. Days that feel like weights. Anchors. Drowning. There will be days that make you question everything. Whether you’ll laugh again, whether you’ll...

Jul 25, 2018

The guilt is still there

“You’re no good for anything!” “You can’t even keep your house clean or keep a full time job!” "What is wrong with you?" Say the...

Jun 27, 2018