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Raw and Open: A friend for life

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Raw and Open: A friend for life

One of my best friends is afflicted with depression. He has it as well managed as such a vile disease can be, but...

Sep 20, 2018

Gaining an understanding

I have been riddled with shame ever since I can remember, which is as far back as six years old. I was born with...

Sep 19, 2018

A hostage to my brain

I regret the many years I spent as a slave to my mental illness. But something that I have believed for a long time is that the best response to...

Sep 13, 2018

Raw and Open: The Canadian healthcare system is broken

The Canadian healthcare system is broken. There are as many cracks in the system as there...

Sep 6, 2018

What goes up, must come down

As I sit here about to write my story I start to think -- how did it all happen? I was always a...

Sep 5, 2018

I am winning

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) when I was 17 years old (2008). I had always been very shy; I had always been scared to try new...

Aug 29, 2018

Raw and Open: True words from a survivor

Jody is a guest blogger for SickNotWeak who, in her own words, is a master at the art of survival. She lives with...

Aug 23, 2018

Often

Nine long months ago, I sat in this very spot and contemplated ending my life.   It wasn’t the first time by a mile, and it wouldn’t be the last time...

Aug 22, 2018

Luke Sklar: A Walk to Remember

On May 12th, 2018 I lost a dear friend to my greatest enemy. Everyone who knew Luke Sklar knew he was an amazing guy....

Aug 16, 2018

Broken, scarred but still enough

Growing up, I felt like an outsider. I was shy and socially awkward, lacked self confidence and worth and was bullied from a...

Aug 15, 2018

This isn’t a contagious illness

I’m coming out of a seven-month depression.  It’s important to me because this is a fight I fight every day. Mental illness doesn’t...

Aug 8, 2018

Obsessive Compulsive Dramatic

My struggle with mental illness began at the age of nine. My first debilitating affliction was with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. People often mischaracterize...

Aug 1, 2018