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
Therapy is one of the most widely misunderstood and misinterpreted practices, and yet, it has the power to be life changing, and absolutely instrumental for growth and healing. I don't know when it happened or why it happened, but somewhere along the way we started to think of therapy in the most stereotypical (and utterly… Continue reading LET’S TALK ABOUT THERAPY: HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?
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
If you've ever spoken to a doctor about feelings of depression (or anxiety,) one of the very first things they will suggest you try is exercise - which is an absolute nightmare for someone with depression. If you can barely get yourself out of bed, how are you supposed to go to the gym? It's… Continue reading Working Out with Depression
To You Who Needs to Hear This - From My Heart to Yours, In 2015, I took the screen out of my 5th floor apartment window, stuck my head outside, and tried to determine if the jump would kill me, or just terribly injure me. I was already in so much pain emotionally, the last… Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Battling Depression