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My Purpose Picked Me

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My Purpose Picked Me

Pick a color. Pick a date. Pick a card, any card. The mere mention of the word “pick’” used to make me cringe. As an avid writer, filmmaker, stand-up...

Jun 20, 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

I’m tired of wondering if the next call is the last call

I’m tired. I’m tired of worrying about you. I’m tired of wondering if the next call...

May 30, 2018

True passions burn brighter than fire

I am a mental health advocate. It’s not something that I ever planned to do but I sort of fell into it and...

May 23, 2018

Roller coaster ride

I have suffered with mental illness for as long as I can remember. It took me a long time to go to a psychologist. I didn’t want to believe...

May 16, 2018

Collateral Beauty

Looking back at the past two years now, I am able to reflect on some of the struggles I've dealt with. Depression doesn't just make you feel down for...

May 9, 2018

Much more than a university student

Dear University, I’d like to thank you for all of the opportunities that you have given me. I can definitely say I am the...

May 1, 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

Fences, Pills and Possibilities

The other night I picked up the refill of my prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that I've been on for several years. There...

Apr 17, 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

Hope in The Dark

No matter what, there is always hope. When I was seven years old my dad lost his job. Mom’s salary as a teacher would have been good enough to scrape...

Apr 3, 2018

I wanted a way out

I’ve spent most of my life as a quiet, reserved guy, and there were plenty of times that I found it nearly impossible to go out, even with the...

Mar 27, 2018