When I was in high school something tragic happened, a student named Kyle took his own life. Our school community was devastated. Walking through the halls like zombies were numerous students who not only knew Kyle, but were close friends with him. I remember seeing a girl I know who was best friends with him… Continue reading #smileforkyle
It is so important to find someone you feel comfortable talking to. Someone you can tell anything to and know they will support you. Someone whose always ready to listen, to ask if you’re okay, to see if you are drowning. I am so thankful that I have found 2 of these people. I know… Continue reading Someone to Talk to
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
Mental illness comes in all shapes and sizes, it can happen to anyone at any time in their life. Sometimes, all we need is a little support and reassurance that we are not alone and that we can do this. Here are 15 positive affirmations to live by when you live with depression, anxiety or… Continue reading YOU CAN DO THIS.
A few years ago my friend came to class with marks on his arms. It was clear these were from self-harm. Since I had met him, he never had such marks. Everyone in my friend group noticed, but none of us asked him about it. Later that day, another one of my friends told me… Continue reading Helping a friend in need
** This post may relate to some and may be a trigger. Please always read with caution and take care of your mental health** It’s interesting, I have had people in my life who really try to understand what I am going through and want to know how I feel during an “episode” but when… Continue reading Disassociation
After a long four-month summer, the return to school has finally come. Like many students, I never find returning to school very easy, especially after having four months to soak up the sun while avoiding textbooks and assignments. Either way, I packed up my things and moved back to Oshawa to continue my studies. The… Continue reading Watching Someone Struggle With Their Mental Health