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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you

Maya Angelou
American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

White, black, old, young, tall, short: What different types of therapists are really like, Part ll

* Originally published March 20th, 2019 One of the longest relationships with a therapist I’ve had, was a short Jewish lady who was a general practitioner. I’d come in, sit on the chair next to the examination table and we’d have long sessions, instead of the normally provided quicker family doctor appointments. She was amazing […]

White, black, old, young, tall, short: What different types of therapists are really like, Part lll

* Originally published March 20th, 2019 There were times I did meet a therapist and simply didn’t connect or like them and what they had to say, this is partly what led to such a high count of mental health professionals I’ve seen. It was never difficult for me to stop seeing someone right away, […]

This is a marathon, not a sprint

This is by far still one of my favourite lockdown/covid19/race revolution quotes! What do you do to prep for a marathon? How do you run a marathon the day-of? You eat well. You get rest. You run longer and longer distances to condition your body and mind. You look into the future and think about […]

Dear West Indian & African parents

Many immigrant parents have a very hard time processing that their child has a mental illness or poor mental health. “You have food, shelter and everything else I provided for you, why are you depressed? What is there to be depressed about?” As someone who is half Jamaican and half Vincentian and lives with depression, […]

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