Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Health · Mental Illness · School · Stigma · Stigmatization

Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Asperger · Autism · My Autistic Experience · Opt Ed · Stigma · Student · UOIT Mental Health Services

My Autistic Experience – More Than Just A Label

So apparently this month is Ableism Month? I don’t follow this kind of stuff all that much, but with some thought, I do have something to say. This post was originally going to be an angry rant, but after some thought, I was able to think of a way to inspire people, a lesson I may… Continue reading My Autistic Experience – More Than Just A Label

Asperger · Autism · My Autistic Experience · Opt Ed · Stigma · Student · UOIT Mental Health Services

My Autistic Experience: To Fix A Broken Person

It fascinates me from time to time how other people see the autistic condition from the outside. My understanding of autism is limited to my own experience and the experiences I read about in books or on blogs. Much of it is what it’s like on the inside, and I must say it is quite… Continue reading My Autistic Experience: To Fix A Broken Person

Informative · Opt Ed · Services (On Campus) · Stigma · Tips for Friends · UOIT Mental Health Services

Offering Help to a Friend

Please note: this post was written by a student who wished to remain anonymous Before I get into the specifics about a time I reached out to a friend in need, I wanted to share a time that I did nothing.  In grade 8, one of my peers committed suicide. I was absolutely devastated, how… Continue reading Offering Help to a Friend