Life’s purpose


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

I Shouldn’t Be Here

How my friend ended up in the mental ward. I walk past the receptionist who told me what room number my friend Matt is going to be residing in for...

Aug 31, 2016

I am Vivian

Close the blinds. Turn on my music. Turn off the lights. Get into bed.  Think of nothing. I did that every single day for years.  Not all day, but it...

Aug 29, 2016

Connecting with social service agencies

I was lucky enough to interview Jazmine Alyssa, a former co-worker and friend that is passionate about working in the vulnerable sector and...

Aug 24, 2016

Mental health in the North American Muslim Community

"I feel pulled back because of my background," Haneen said of her struggle with depression and...

Aug 24, 2016

Still fighting

Hi!  My name is Marianne and I have Bipolar Affective Disorder Type 1 with ongoing depression.  Over the years, I have tried many medications and even went so far...

Aug 19, 2016