Mental Health


When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression, Part 2

When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression, Part 2 After finding out the horrible things that had been said to my daughter on the bus, and still reeling to the point that my very insides were shaking, I called the school immediately and left a message for the principal. I sent notes to school and spoke with teachers and did everything I possibly could just shy of getting up on […]


When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression (Part 1)

When Your Child Is Diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression, Part 1 My daughter has always been one of the smartest children you could ever imagine. I cannot tell you how many times I, and others, have called her “wise beyond her years”. Not only is she smart in regards to schoolwork, but she has a level of common sense that most children do not get, even past their high school years. I […]


How blogging is helping me fight my depression

How Blogging Is Helping Me Fight My Depression

I first started seeing my counsellor in October of 2016; two months after finally being diagnosed with depression. I had been on a medical leave from school for just a little over a year, I had been diagnosed with 1 dermatological condition, 4 spinal conditions and I got into an MVA. Everything prevented me from going to school and work – no wonder I was depressed.  One of the things that we spoke […]


The Struggle Is Real

Read about one woman’s journey with depression and anxiety and the notebook that keeps her health in check. The Struggle Is Real We all have our own struggles. My struggles are what I was told everyone has. The only problem is, I have depression and Social Anxiety Disorder. That old saying, “Don’t cry over spilt milk”. Yeah, that was made because of me, I am sure of it. I worry about everything. Seriously. […]


A letter to a stoic husband

A Letter To a Stoic Husband – From Your Wife Who Suffered Mental Illness

  To my good man, thank-you for teaching me the meaning of unconditional love. In the beginning you were my companion for carefree nights out. You were my super cute boyfriend and together we knew only good times. It’s hard to reconcile that from the seeds of that friendship an unbreakable bond would grow. It would carry me through the darkest of days. You would become my soul-mate and your love would […]


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Anorexia Ate Me Alive

We must all remember that our words can truly affect someone’s life. We must choose our words wisely and with care. We must teach our children to do the same. We can really have an impact on someone whether or not we realize it. This is Jessica’s story. Anorexia Ate Me Alive We all have iconic moments in our lives where our destiny’s change forever. This was one of them. It was like […]


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A Parent With Depression (The Mental Black Hole)

Depression. It’s dark. It’s lonely. It’s a trench that keeps getting deeper. It’s the mental black hole. It’s hard to have your mind put you down constantly. I thought that it was difficult before but… Being a parent with depression is a new level of difficulty. It makes you feel like such a failure. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, A major depressive disorder — usually just called “depression” — is different than the […]


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Just Because You Can’t See Me Struggling Doesn’t Mean I’m Not

I am in pain And I struggle everyday. I constantly argue with myself. It’s tough to have your mind tell you That you’re not good enough… That you’ll never be good enough…. That no one will read this… (Because noone will care…) Why would they want to? Why should you get out of bed…? Don’t bother doing anything… You’ll do it wrong anyway. And then they’ll get mad at you. Do you […]


10 ways to manage a relationship with depression

10 Ways To Manage a Relationship With Depression

It’s always such a pleasure to meet like-minded people. I’ve suffered with depression during my life time, but only recently have I been diagnosed with clinical depression. I have always wondered what it was like to be on the other side of a partnership where depression exists. I am excited that through my new love of blogging, I met Alexandra – a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in New York – who […]


Convincing My Anxious Brain To Start Blogging

I’ve been reading blogs for as long as I can remember – you may be thinking that that can’t be that long since with depression comes bad memory… but I promise you, I’ve been reading blogs for years. I’ve tried blogging as well but I guess the only platform that I’ve actually stuck with is Facebook. Mind you, I actually don’t share anything personal on Facebook. I mostly just “share” whatever posts […]