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Not my first time at this rodeo

Suicide

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

Luke Sklar: A Walk to Remember

On May 12th, 2018 I lost a dear friend to my greatest enemy. Everyone who knew Luke Sklar knew he was an amazing guy....

Aug 16, 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

I have a mission

My name is Emily and I am 20 years old, born and raised in Canada. I was adopted at the age of one. My biological mother was young when she...

Jul 4, 2018

Like a piece of mental floss cleaned out my brain

I would like to shine some enlightenment that you are not alone. No one chooses to have...

Jun 13, 2018

When mental illness rears its ugly head

My name is Julia. I am 36 years old. I suffer from severe anxiety with panic attacks and depression. Six years ago, my illness...

Apr 24, 2018

Light at the end of the valley

This article…it’s a big step for me. I mean, yes I’ve come a long way; but I never thought that I would ever...

Apr 10, 2018