I have committed high treason…against myself…AGAIN! I once again have begun to spread myself to thin. Breaking promises I told myself like, “I’ll go to bed by 10:00pm” or “I’ll stay on top of things”, and the classic “I’m fine, of course I’m not taking on too much”. But I’m not fine. School, work, friends,… Continue reading Drawn and Quartered
Over the break I completed the online educational training called “Mindsight.” This is an excellent resource created by a professor here at UOIT. The aim of the module is to reduce stigma by promoting awareness of mental illness, as well as providing a greater understanding of the basic signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses.… Continue reading Mindsight
To gain a better understanding of mental health and mental illness, I’ve spent a portion of my time simply researching about my condition, as well as others. I’ve found that medical journals aren’t always easy to follow and don’t always offer that comforting aspect you may be looking for. I’ve compiled some of my favourite… Continue reading Top 5 Ted Talks About Mental Health
Graduation is creeping up and I have no idea what will be next. We all come to University with different plans. Mine was just to get my undergrad and figure the rest out when the time came. That time is here and it’s terrifying. Since second year I have known that I want to go… Continue reading What’s the next step?
I have always had a fear of letting people down. For the majority of things I have done in my life, I didn’t do them because I wanted to, it was more because I knew it is what other people wanted me to do. Whether it was because of friends, boyfriends, and even my family,… Continue reading Scared to let people down
When UOIT students were asked by a Mental Health Services representative about how they deal with their stress, it was no surprise that many students answered: music. Seeking solace in music seems second nature for some, closing the world out and losing yourself in the music and messages the lyrics sew. It’s become evident that… Continue reading Students Seek Escape Through Music
Any form of expression is a glimpse into the soul of the creator, and writing is no different. An artist rips back the walls they build up around them, and allows the viewer/reader/etc to really see them. Their faults. Their weaknesses. Their vulnerabilities.