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Raw and Open: The repetition of unhealthy behaviours

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Raw and Open: The repetition of unhealthy behaviours

When an unhealthy behaviour is repeated enough, over enough time, it actually changes our normal innate...

Jun 13, 2019

Being Gone and Coming Back

I wake up, and immediately wish that I hadn’t. The overwhelming feeling of despair isn’t the first thought I have, it is just...

Jun 5, 2019

Raw and Open: Thoughts from the Borderline Community

A diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is misunderstood by most. Regardless of the number of...

May 30, 2019

Born this way

I was born sick. On May 15th, 1992, my lifelong journey with anxiety began. My parents knew nearly right away that something was not right. Doctors, nurses, specialists all said...

May 29, 2019

Man up On Mental Illness: The silence of men

To recognize mental health month in the U.S., I have decided to write about the silence...

May 22, 2019

Raw and Open: The Misinformation of Borderline Personality Disorder

The label Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) does not do justice to...

May 16, 2019

Chasing the High of Success and the Hell it brings

Maybe it's just me. But it seems that anyone who suffers from depression, often searches for...

May 15, 2019

Proof of hope

I was born in 1980. My struggles with mental illness began when I was four years old. I started sticking myself with sewing needles and slamming my head against...

May 9, 2019

Raw and Open: Depression and Medical Marijuana

Many people experience depression and often try to treat it with anti-depressants or other related medications....

May 2, 2019

PTSD and the startle response

I am lucky, every morning when I open my eyes to greet a new day I do so with a blank slate. I...

Apr 24, 2019

Raw and Open: Persistent Depressive Disorder

There is never a time when I am not depressed, nor do I remember a time...

Apr 18, 2019

An abnormal childhood

Our childhood was far from normal. Our Mom had epilepsy, so we witnessed lots of Grand Mal seizures. She passed away. Leaving behind Dad, my brother and I. Well, soon after she...

Apr 17, 2019