Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health

The holidays are hard – especially for those with #mentalillness

I come from a long line of people with mental illness. From OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) to schizophrenia to GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) to maybe even PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It stands to reason then, that some of this landed on me and even my kids. If you've read one or two of my… Continue reading The holidays are hard – especially for those with #mentalillness

Mental Health

It’s #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek in Canada – Many still suffer in silence.

The difference in awareness of mental illness now as compared to even three years ago is astounding. Social media helps a great deal in spreading awareness. I follow several mental health-related handles on Twitter including CAMH, Elephant in the Room, and┬áMental Health Platform, to name a few. They have been and continue to be great… Continue reading It’s #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek in Canada – Many still suffer in silence.

Anxiety, Depression

Surviving Depression – Help a Friend

I am recovering from depression. What I mean by this is that my chronic depression is well managed and provided I stay on┬ámy medication, I will remain in recovery. Having had three major depressive episodes over the past thirteen year, I'm in a very unique position. I have lived through deep depression, gotten very close… Continue reading Surviving Depression – Help a Friend