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Mind Games

The thoughts you don't want, the thoughts you don't like, The thoughts that you know, it’s all so alike. The hollowness, emptiness, your thoughts so sad, It feels so real, you feel...

Nov 7, 2018

Raw and Open: Are we attached to our trauma?

Everyone has a favourite thing or attachment. It could be an old, worn out sweatshirt or...

Nov 1, 2018

OCD and me

My OCD began to develop at the age of seven, around the time of my Grandma's death. I have been very lucky with my upbringing as I have a...

Oct 31, 2018

Dear depression, it’s over

It's been a long 21 years. I can't say I'm going to miss you. You had my full attention. We met 21 years ago when I...

Oct 24, 2018

Raw and Open: My first loss to suicide

Aside from my own first attempt at age eight and a few subsequent overdoses, I was relatively untouched by suicide until I was...

Oct 18, 2018

That was a lie

Dear Depression; We’ve known each other for a long time now. As a child I first met you through the distance in my young mother’s eyes as she struggled with...

Oct 17, 2018

I have to stay alive

At a very early age I began self harming -- I was a hair puller. My parents were constantly trying to hide bald spots. They took me to a doctor...

Oct 10, 2018

Raw and Open: It’s More than Just a Fear for Me

Everyone has a fear of something. It could be a physical thing like spiders or ladders....

Oct 4, 2018

Anxiety, running its course.

You and your family are invited to an annual BBQ. You have attended in previous years and always have a great time with...

Oct 3, 2018

Disappointment is a side effect of depression

I usually have no issues sharing my story. At least in person, I don’t. Writing it...

Sep 26, 2018

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