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Fences, Pills and Possibilities

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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

Why me?

At some point in your life you have probably looked at yourself in the mirror, fixated on the unrecognizable image staring back at you, preoccupied and possibly dazed, you...

Mar 20, 2018

Goalies wear masks

I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression in my early thirties and went through the usual trials and tribulations of trying different types of anti-depressant medications for many years and...

Mar 13, 2018

‘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

Progression

To the priest: “Am I possessed?” “What?” At the hospital: “I haven’t slept for three nights. My thoughts are racing. My mind is making amazing connections. People are talking about me when I’m not there.” “Are you hearing voices?” “No!”  (What...

Feb 27, 2018

The day I called in depressed

I don’t know why but, even as a person who deals with anxiety and depression on a daily basis, I always felt there...

Feb 20, 2018

Depersonalization and Derealization Teamed up to Drive me Insane

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

Feb 13, 2018

Ending the War

Looking at me, you’ll probably see something is different, but you might not be able to pinpoint it to mental illness. Your eyes might travel over my scar-dappled skin, wondering...

Feb 6, 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