Many are having conversations around being black and what that means to them. Some are just realizing what it is like to live as a black person. Some are seeing their black friends or family in a new light. Often black people mention that we cannot take our blackness off at the end of the … Continue reading What does it mean to be black and have a mental illness?
Nicholas H One of my favourite things to do pre-covid19 was going to events about writing, mental health, black mental health or being a creative. I went because events like this keep me going. They keep me inspired. They keep me abreast regarding mental health topics. And most of all, I get to see the … Continue reading Talks with Strangers: Perspectives on Mental Health pre-covid19
I'll never forget this memory. I was 18 years-old and it was the year I took off after high school before going away to university. I mean I knew something was wrong at the time and that I was more than just sad and needed help. I was with a happy-go-lucky guy at the time … Continue reading The first time I realized suicidal thoughts weren’t normal
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
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