Congratulations to our contest winner, Macy Mercieca! Thank you to all who participated in the contest over the last few weeks. We hope to see you on the blog again soon!
“Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for is the one standing behind the trigger” I’m not sure where I’m going with this post. Coincidentally, much like my life lately. I’m not sure where things are heading. It’s not just one feeling, it’s a million feelings coming at me like a tidal wave. I’ve been […]
Mental health is often an exceptionally misunderstood subject. From employment relationships to service relationships, the stigma attached to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and personality disorders often prevents people from being able to receive equal treatment and protection within the context of the above relationships, plus many more. Disabilities often express themselves differently for everyone. Someone… Continue reading Your rights: Mental Health Disabilities are Protected by the Law
A side effect of depression and anxiety is irritability. By side effect, I mean a very common occurrence for many suffering with either. As someone with both, I struggle to control myself with it in all situations. I get overwhelmed extremely easily. At work, I get frustrated and angry at the drop of a hat… Continue reading Restraint and Control – Anger in Addition to Depression and Anxiety
So about a month ago, this video was posted on the UOIT Student Mental Health Services Facebook Page: “Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax — except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an… Continue reading My Autistic Experience – What IS So Funny About Mental Illness?
My first post for this blog is quite personal, a little philosophical, and written in just over a thousand words. I highly recommend skipping the next five paragraphs that sound like they came right out of a journal entry, so you can read the section of this post that looks like it came out of a priest’s… Continue reading Learning to Look Back, Learning to Move on
Turns out I have something to say. Perhaps my ‘extended break’ will not be as long as I thought. Maybe I’ll just have to take it later… Awhile ago I made a post where I suggested I would discuss my experience with Dungeons and Dragons. Finally I have been able to link it to my… Continue reading My Autistic Experience – Dungeons, Dragons, and Ideas