Today was a hard day. I cried. A lot. I missed my ex. I've had to make some hard decisions recently, and not having him there as support proved to be rather difficult. After speaking with my sister, the question came to mind "Do I love myself?" because she mentioned taking care of oneself. She … Continue reading Do You Love Yourself?
Today in therapy, my therapist said sometimes everything in your life is just crappy. Now I can't fault her for using the word crappy, because to be fair I used the word first. But did she really need to say sometimes it's true! That is the last thing I want to hear, her acknowledging my … Continue reading Today In Therapy
In my most desperate times, I see suicide as a possible release. A release from the depression, the negative thoughts, the strain and suffering. I truly see it as that and nothing more. At times, I've compared it to physician-assisted death, to myself only because I know a lot of people would feel differently. But … Continue reading Is Suicide A Selfish Act?
What really gets me about life, is the whole no rule book thing. There's no if you do A and B, C will happen. Even if you are a good person and do everything "right" doesn't mean things will turn out well for you. And I'm tired of that. I'm tired of trying and not … Continue reading Life’s Rule Book
Lately, the thought of leaving town has occupied my mind more and more. Right now, I reside in Toronto, Canada and I can't help but think about escaping this town. But what are my reasons? Not only is the question "Is this it?" hounding me but the repetitiveness of living in the same city my … Continue reading Time to Leave Town?
I had this overwhelming feeling today of "Is this it?" Wake up, go to work, come home, eat, TV, bed - repeat. I never felt this way before. It could be from my break up, not having that person to come home to, a dog to curl up with. Maybe my outlook is bleaker now. … Continue reading Is This It?
I don't know if you've noticed but I've been posting everyday this week! After a year of trying to get back on book stuff, I decided to give myself a fun challenge - to blog everyday for the month of December. So far it's been great! We'll see how it goes in another week when … Continue reading December Writing Challenge
You've got to try to live for "what if." What if tomorrow you... Meet the love of your life Find an amazing job (or meet the person who will get you that job) Have the best meal of your life Have the best drink of your life Meet the love of your life while having … Continue reading Losing Your “What If”
I wish I had wrote this sooner. So much has happened between my original post and now. Everything feels like simply a memory, which it is, but you know what I mean! My first post was optimistic I think but things have definitely been up and down since then. I had to do a lot … Continue reading A Jilted Bride, 30 and Depressed
Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly.
Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to a productive public dialogue about mental health; indeed, the problem seems to be largely one of communication. So we asked seven mental health experts: How should we talk about mental health? How can informed and sensitive people do it right – and how can the media do it responsibly?
End the stigma
Easier said than done, of course. Says journalist Andrew Solomon: “People still think that it’s shameful if they have a mental illness. They think it shows personal weakness. They think it shows a failing. If it’s their children who…
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