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Raw and Open: Loneliness can literally break your heart

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Raw and Open: Loneliness can literally break your heart

We all need human contact. Human beings are social creatures by nature and although isolation is...

Feb 28, 2019

Missing Mom

I love you, Mom, please tuck me in.  I miss you, Mom, the pain within. Your touch of love, is deeply missed. Your warmth & heart, too long the list. Your smile so...

Feb 27, 2019

Comfort in a lonely time

I write to share a recent experience which shows how strong the mental health stigma continues to be, even in a national medical...

Feb 20, 2019

Raw and Open: The Four Letter Word That Haunts Me

There is one four letter word that haunts me. It rattles around my head daily. It...

Feb 14, 2019

Not my first time at this rodeo

September 2018: Crying and in total despair, I struggled to walk to our local hospital with my 20-year-old daughter (who was on the...

Feb 13, 2019

Battling the demons everyday

There’s no hiding the fact that physically I’m very weak. Confined to a power wheelchair as a result of Muscular Dystrophy, there’s not...

Feb 6, 2019

Raw and Open: The SickNotWeak family

Compared to most people, I am relatively new (three to four years) to social media. I thought it was actually a bit pretentious,...

Jan 31, 2019

My triggers, my saviours

These are my triggers, but these are my saviours. We have Churchill to thank for his reminder that “attitude is a little thing...

Jan 30, 2019

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