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Raw and Open: My first loss to suicide

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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

That was a lie

Dear Depression; We’ve known each other for a long time now. As a child I first met you through the distance in my young mother’s eyes as she struggled with...

Oct 17, 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

Anxiety, running its course.

You and your family are invited to an annual BBQ. You have attended in previous years and always have a great time with...

Oct 3, 2018

Disappointment is a side effect of depression

I usually have no issues sharing my story. At least in person, I don’t. Writing it...

Sep 26, 2018

Raw and Open: A friend for life

One of my best friends is afflicted with depression. He has it as well managed as such a vile disease can be, but...

Sep 20, 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

I am winning

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) when I was 17 years old (2008). I had always been very shy; I had always been scared to try new...

Aug 29, 2018