17 ways to support family or friends living with mental illness during covid19, Part II

“We are in this together,” has been an emotionally provoking statement for a lot of people as we are not all really in this together! Due to many socioeconomic factors we are definitely not experiencing this in the same way. And for those who live with mental illness, I can 110% tell you they are … Continue reading 17 ways to support family or friends living with mental illness during covid19, Part II

17 ways to support family & friends living with mental illness during covid19, Part I

Today I thought I would go over a list of things you can do for your loved ones who struggle with mental illness and what was helpful for me. We are in unprecedented times because of covid19 and we are all vulnerable to mental health issues. For those of us who already live with mental … Continue reading 17 ways to support family & friends living with mental illness during covid19, Part I

Tall, short, black, white, old, young: What different Types of Therapists are Really Like

This is going to sound outrageous but if you've ever sought mental health services in Toronto you will not be shocked by what I am about to say. I've been going to therapy since I was 15, that's a total of 18 years and in those years I've seen maybe 20 different medical professionals including … Continue reading Tall, short, black, white, old, young: What different Types of Therapists are Really Like

Having a Mental Illness and Being West Indian

Being West Indian/Caribbean is a special thing, our people are culturally bonded regardless of their island (though they can also be relentlessly patriotic). We share a common history, similar foods, similar music, beautiful beaches, beautiful people, similar upbringings (broughtupsy), a similar timeline of immigration to North America...and well we also share the same prejudices, same … Continue reading Having a Mental Illness and Being West Indian