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An open letter for those who have left

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An open letter for those who have left

Recently I’ve realized just how many friends have stepped out of my life because of my mental illnesses. I’m not talking about the...

Dec 12, 2017

I decided

Hi my name is Julie and I have borderline personality disorder. I am constantly in and out of hospital -- I used to indulge in a lot of self harm...

Dec 5, 2017

‘Just be a good person’

Hi. I’m Mitch. I deal with depression and social anxiety. I also work as a sports writer, covering mostly football and mixed martial...

Nov 29, 2017

I am still me

I remember meeting you almost 10 years ago.  It was during an interview for a job that I so desperately wanted. The company had a good reputation, and more...

Nov 21, 2017

When it hits you

Depression is a tricky son of a bitch. Even when you think you’ve conquered it, tied it up, and stuffed it in a nailed-shut box, that slippery bastard gets out...

Nov 14, 2017

Love more, judge less

My husband Kirk died by suicide, but that is not his story. I feel like the very word suicide can be a conversation non-starter but I want you to know...

Nov 7, 2017

The Roller Coaster

This morning, just pressing the pump on the shampoo bottle required too much effort. My physical strength was low. My mental willingness was non-existent. Not one part of me,...

Oct 31, 2017

The biggest club in the world

Please don’t be ashamed of your mental health. I’m not suggesting you stand up and shout it from the roof tops, but at...

Oct 24, 2017

My imaginary friend

Having an imaginary friend is all part of growing up. Many children go one step beyond pretend play by creating a special and invisible friend. They may be a...

Oct 18, 2017

Butterflies

I work in a public field.   I'm an Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church and while I'm often surrounded by people, I am by nature, a strong introvert.  In...

Oct 10, 2017

Under the shield

As a police officer I have seen a great deal of suffering over the course of 18 years, including: suicides; homicides; death of children; drug overdoses, and; violent acts...

Oct 3, 2017

How a documentary changed my outlook on recovery

My name's Andrea, I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with restrictive anorexia nervosa at 17. Wow,...

Sep 27, 2017