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‘You too?!’:Finding a best friend through mental illness

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‘You too?!’:Finding a best friend through mental illness

Make no mistake; living with a mental illness can be downright hellish. However, in order to...

Mar 6, 2018

Depersonalization and Derealization Teamed up to Drive me Insane

I never wanted my family to lose me to violence nor...

Feb 13, 2018

What Bell Let’s Talk Day means to me

This year, Bell is hosting their eighth annual “Let’s Talk Day” on Wednesday, January 31. Let’s Talk is a day dedicated to raising...

Jan 31, 2018

I decided

Hi my name is Julie and I have borderline personality disorder. I am constantly in and out of hospital -- I used to indulge in a lot of self harm...

Dec 5, 2017

Healthy boundaries

The month of June is often a very busy and stressful time of year for many of us, not necessarily all in a bad way though. For me June...

Sep 5, 2017

Life’s purpose

Hello. My name is Laura and I would like to clarify my official mental health diagnosis: Severe depression. It wasn't till October 4th, 2016 when I officially received my...

Dec 22, 2016

How Instagram’s New Feature impacts Mental Health

Instagram has pulled out a game changing feature called #PerfectlyMe which heavily impacts the mental health...

Nov 3, 2016

PTSD is not me

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder AKA PTSD, describes very normal reactions to life-threatening, traumatic experiences. Never in a million years, did I think that in my early forties, I would be on...

Oct 27, 2016

None of us is immune

January 2002 I was a fully functioning viable member of the community; an active volunteer; involved in local politics and on a career path I loved. I had the world...

Oct 25, 2016

Asking for help

A few weeks ago, I had a bad night. It had started off as a good day, nothing bad had happened and I was ‘ok’. I guess that makes me...

Oct 12, 2016

Benefits of an active lifestyle

I have been living with this for as long as I can remember. I think everything this site, Bell Let's Talk, and especially...

Sep 29, 2016

The Relapse Queen

"Facing your demons head on will probably be one of the scariest, but rewarding events to EVER occur in your lifetime." ~Kelley McElreath I used to not have relapses at all....

Sep 2, 2016