Why me?


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


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

‘Fight, fight, fight’: Dissociative Identity Disorder

My name is Shirley, I am 57 years old, and I live with a condition known...

Jan 23, 2018

Lucky to be alive

One week prior to my accident, I was on vacation in Florida with my boyfriend and I was suddenly jolted awake in the middle of the night with a...

Jan 16, 2018

‘I stuffed that memory down into the dark place’: #MeToo

About 20 years ago I was riding the subway when an older man sat directly beside...

Jan 9, 2018

The sillier the better

'Adulting' should only be done when it's absolutely necessary. Otherwise a childlike approach throughout life should be mandatory. Those of a more serious disposition, those who are not naturally inclined...

Jan 3, 2018