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The Diagnosis

In January of 2018, I was diagnosed with having the Bipolar 2 disorder for mental illness. To say my life has drastically changed since then would be huge understatement....

Jan 23, 2019

Isolation: My Natural Defence

A sign of my lowering mental health can be that I detach from the people I love most. I have low self-esteem and...

Jan 16, 2019

My greatest enemy

Since I was 14, I’ve woken up with this crippling feeling that I can’t possibly face the day. It’s almost as if some event today will be the moment that...

Jan 9, 2019

Raw and Open: The stigma of mental health

The statistics are jaw dropping. One in three girls and one in six boys will experience some form of severe trauma during their...

Dec 20, 2018

The Comeback

With every good comeback, you need a point in your life where you hit rock bottom, then you find a shovel and keep digging deeper. The greatest comebacks are from...

Dec 19, 2018

I’ve got so much to tell

My life changed forever when my mom died -- I became very depressed. I was in a dark place in my mind. I...

Dec 12, 2018

Looking for answers

It was in November 2017 when everything in my life came crashing down around me. When my world went dark, it was like a light switch being flicked off....

Dec 5, 2018

Raw and Open: We all want something to change

There is always something about ourselves we dislike and want to change. Straight-haired people want curls,...

Nov 29, 2018

Coming back together again

I was diagnosed as a kid with A.D.D. I was always losing focus. I also hit puberty young, so with that came the pimples....

Nov 28, 2018

But you’re so fit

As a competitive CrossFit athlete, and fitness professional, people are often shocked when I open up to them about my struggles with mental illness; specifically my anxiety and depression. “You’re...

Nov 21, 2018

Raw and Open: BPD Feels Like A Life Sentence

It seems that as the number of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) rises, so...

Nov 15, 2018

Remembering Our Military

Rwanda will never end and I will never be free. I know there is no remedy for what I saw, what I did...

Nov 11, 2018