Okay, I may have fooled you a bit! This isn't necessarily a blog post as much as it is a preview of whats to come this February. Sorry, it's just been such a hectic week at the 9to5 and in regular life, with Bell Let's Talk and attending events. I'm still getting a hang of … Continue reading Being Black with a Mental Illness
Epp! Today is Bell Let's Talk day and I wanted to post something personal and deep. So I've decided to share my mental illness timeline with you which I am realizing is very personal but what the heck, here goes! 2000 - First signs of Depression, saw very first psychiatrist, 15 years old 2000 First … Continue reading Timeline of my depression (and OCD)
Ok, obviously there are a lot of things about your mental illness you could be embarrassed/ashamed about, especially when it comes to anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and of course the big one, suicidal ideation (which no one really wants to admit, who wants to tell people that?). And if it were a perfect world we … Continue reading One of the most embarrassing stages of my depression
I want to be honest about my writing journey because it's part of the entire picture and has definitely been influenced by my depression. I also don't want to pretend and leave out parts of the story as it really defeats the purpose. And really if you go back far enough in my blog posts … Continue reading What kept me from properly launching my book?
Epp! Okay I know, New Years crap is over. Resolutions are made. Gym memberships paid for. And I'm sure there were tons of countdown episodes on entertainment TV and like MuchMusic and MTV (I only have an antenna and Netflix now so I'm assuming here). But I've been dying to write about how mental illness … Continue reading Mental Illness in Movies & TV: The Last Year
I know everyone is super focused on 2019 and #goals and so am I but I think it is also important to reflect on 2018 and have a hard look at what made it successful or a disaster. For me, it was a bit of a strange year as I spent about six months of … Continue reading What helped me with my mental health in 2018
Let me begin by saying I am no man expert (man-pert, if you will). In fact, I'm not very good with men (despite having my first boyfriend in Grade 4 - we held hands). I'm terrible at the "game." Usually, my past boyfriends have started out from friendships. BUT what I do know is mental … Continue reading Dating in 2018 and Having a Mental Illness: 8 Tips & Tricks to Avoid Getting Hurt
I've been having a hard time articulating this topic but it's one that keeps coming up for me and how I approach my life, especially my thought patterns (which is important to my mental health). I grew up in a Christian household, attending church most Sundays until I was about 13 years old. I used … Continue reading Who Is In Control, You or Jesus/the Universe?
Obviously, it hasn't been a stellar decade for racism in America. Police shootings, Trump etc., let's just say I'm not running over the border to be black in America any time soon. Naively, I've leaned towards the opinion that it's not as bad in Toronto, Canada. Not here, I'd think in my head (well I … Continue reading Is being black depressing me (more)?
This is a super late post I know! But guess what? It's still January (a week and a half left I know) but I can still discuss New Year's resolutions right? Right? Going to anyway. Personally, I was feeling some very tangible anxiety over the Christmas break. A New Year already? Jesus, where did the … Continue reading New Year, New You? Handling New Year’s & Mental Illness