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Raw and Open: Social Media and Suicide

Suicide

Raw and Open: Social Media and Suicide

We are consumed with technology. It surrounds us at every corner. We not only cannot tear ourselves away from our cell phones, but...

Oct 10, 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: Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

I have been passively suicidal since I was eight years old, when I had my first...

Aug 15, 2019

Raw and Open: The repetition of unhealthy behaviours

When an unhealthy behaviour is repeated enough, over enough time, it actually changes our normal innate...

Jun 13, 2019

Raw and Open: Thoughts from the Borderline Community

A diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is misunderstood by most. Regardless of the number of...

May 30, 2019

Raw and Open: The Misinformation of Borderline Personality Disorder

The label Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) does not do justice to...

May 16, 2019

Not my first time at this rodeo

September 2018: Crying and in total despair, I struggled to walk to our local hospital with my 20-year-old daughter (who was on the...

Feb 13, 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

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

Raw and Open: My first loss to suicide

Aside from my own first attempt at age eight and a few subsequent overdoses, I was relatively untouched by suicide until I was...

Oct 18, 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

Often

Nine long months ago, I sat in this very spot and contemplated ending my life.   It wasn’t the first time by a mile, and it wouldn’t be the last time...

Aug 22, 2018