I was a normal, fun-loving and playful child. School, playing with friends and sports were the basic ingredients of my nine-year-old life, until one day everything changed. Waking up one sunny weekend I made my way to the breakfast table when my mom yelled, “Stop!” She continued, “What happened to your eye Andrew”? I looked […]
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What we all fear the most is the same – experiencing grief and losing a loved one. Of course, the more unexpected or sudden a death or loss is, the more fear it creates as we feel more helpless and entirely powerless because we never felt ready or prepared. But the realty is even when […]
Choosing a therapist who’s right for you can be a daunting task. It’s often a decision people make when things are at their most difficult or they are feeling desperate. How will you know who will you feel most comfortable sharing your struggles, emotions and past events with? How do you ‘shop’ for a therapist […]
Hello, my name is Tyler Smith. I am from Leduc, Alberta and am a survivor of the April 6th, 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash. First, I’m going to tell you a bit about myself. Ever since I was young, sport has been a very dominant aspect of my life and has ultimately shaped me into […]
I am often asked, “How do you cope? It is hard enough to lose one child but I cannot imagine having to cope with losing two?” The following narrative is a brief account of how I have managed to ‘weather the storm’ of losing both my children to suicide. My two sons were born two […]
In 2008 I gave my son, Daniel, the book Scar Tissue by legendary rock musician, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He devoured the book over a few days. Daniel identified with the lead singer’s music and life story. Kiedis writes about his journey and battle with addictions with brutal honesty. The narrative […]
Back in 2015, I launched my blog and shared, for the first time, the truth of my life. I received countless messages from people letting me know that by me sharing my story, they felt less alone, and in some cases, they were able to share their own as well. How beautiful when we can […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Silken Laumann from her interview with Augie Nieto On the back of Augie Nieto’s best seller, Augie’s Quest, there is a quote that resonates for me even beyond endorsements of Jerry Lewis, Arnold Schwarzenenegger, and Lance Armstrong. It is from Bob Saget: “People don’t know how much […]
I started taking antidepressants in 2004 though I have suffered from depression most of my life. I have been on many types of medications that worked sometimes for long periods of times, while others only worked briefly or not at all. I never shared my depression with most of my family, friends, or co-workers. It […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Hannah Alper At 9 years old, Hannah Alper decided it was time to start making her world a better place. Seven years later, she’s known around the world as an activist, blogger, and motivational speaker. Oh, she’s also an author. […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Lorelei Williams I had the privilege to interview Lorelei Williams, one of the most visible and tireless activists for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada, and increasingly around the world. Lorelei took my call from the […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Markie Ethier I watched your TED Talk and read about you in Flare Magazine – I was pretty blown away. Can you talk about what life looks like for you now? I work for the YMCA and I’m an Anti-Human […]