Life, Mental Health

I’M ANXIOUS AND MAYBE YOU ARE TOO

I have had Anxiety all of my life, from my early childhood until now - though I didn't have a name for that feeling, or a formal diagnosis until several years ago. Anxiety is one hell of a thing, it's an incredibly isolating, and often times indescribable feeling. It can make moments that should be… Continue reading I’M ANXIOUS AND MAYBE YOU ARE TOO

Life, Mental Health

An Open Letter to the Professor at the University of Guelph

To the professor at the University of Guelph, I woke up this morning, jumped on Twitter, and immediately felt a pit in my stomach. There it was, a story by CTV News, "Students walk out after prof allegedly mocks classmate with anxiety." "A Guelph University professor referred to a student's aid worker as his 'handler.'"… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Professor at the University of Guelph

Mental Health

The Dreaded “A” Word: Anxiety

     Alright, let's do it. Let's talk about anxiety. (*crowd goes wild*). For some reason, mental illness has become so stigmatized, that people, for the most part, seem to avoid talking about it. We seem to have no problem admitting to having the flu, being Diabetic, or having any other physical ailment, but for… Continue reading The Dreaded “A” Word: Anxiety

Mental Health

Words Matter: Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone With A Mental Illness

     Mental Illness is an incredibly complex, at times indescribable thing. It's something that you'll never truly understand unless you've lived it. However, that doesn't mean that you can't be empathetic towards those who do live with it. My best friend has never struggled with mental illness, he's never had depression or anxiety, yet he… Continue reading Words Matter: Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone With A Mental Illness