Mental health problems and the physical hospitals that treat mental illness tend to embody stereotypes, positive and negative. I am a mom to a ten-year-old girl, a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, a friend, an entrepreneur – but I also have chronic paranoid schizophrenia. and my experience as an entrepreneur. I am also an accomplished […]
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It’s funny that when asked to describe ourselves, we often reply with what we do for a living. So many times, I’ve shared my job title first beyond anything else. I placed so much of myself into my career that work became an integral part of defining who I was and who I wanted to […]
When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time with grandparents. I have very fond memories of spending time together doing things like playing cards with my grandma or going for long nature walks with my grandpa. I was fortunate to have had them play such a big part of my childhood. It’s […]
It took 3 years and 30+ doctors to find out that the concussions I had playing junior hockey were the underlying cause of my mental illness. Although I eventually found a solution, four guys I played hockey with weren’t so lucky and died by suicide before the age of 25. These are the reasons why […]
To say that it was strange to be a patient on a psych ward at a time when I worked as a nurse on a psych ward would be an understatement. I was 27 when major depressive disorder first came knocking at my door. After an initial period of denial, I was able to tick […]
Hi Everyone! My name is Arissa and I am a youth activist! A little bit about me you ask? Ok! In 2018 I went on a life-altering trip to India with my family. Before going on any adventure my brother and I like to research more about the place we are visiting. When researching India, […]
Hi my name is Natacha. I’m from the Congo. I came to Canada on March 23rd 2016 leaving my life and family behind. I am not living with my parents anymore because I was abused. It was hard for me, as a young girl, to come to Canada by myself. But I was treated like […]
Until the age of 19, I never really understood what true loss meant. Of course I had heard of it, and I obviously knew that death happened everyday. I was just not prepared for it to happen to me. I guess. When I would think of death, I think I just assumed that it would […]
Alayna Fender has been a YouTube content creator since 2012. With over 240,000 subscribers, she’s clearly doing something right! She has added being a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher to her offerings. When I watched several of her videos ahead of this interview, I was struck by the warm, funny, honest, vulnerable, kind and super smart […]
Imagine living in a world where you’ve just come down with the flu, except, you have never heard of the flu or the symptoms, and you have never knowingly met someone who has experienced it. The only thing you know, above all else, is that something is wrong. The shivers, the pain, and the head […]
The experience of losing a limb is a complex and encompassing journey and a hard one to describe to those that have no knowledge of what it entails. It is walking a narrow, twisted, winding pathway with oddly placed speed bumps of varying heights, the very act of which everyday literally requires not only balancing […]
I think it is very important that we highlight the trauma that Black people of all ages experience as a result of systemic anti-Black racism. This poem talks about the different experiences and perspectives that are impacted by this issue. As opposed to an angry perspective that we often see (and rightfully so) recent events […]