Fear is a powerful force.
There are rational fears. There are irrational fears. There is biology and there is psychology.
Fear leaves us awake at night. Fear makes us run. Fear can consume us.
This week on Feel Good Friday we have a young kid who knows when the good part of a song is coming up.
Imagine you are standing in front of thousands of people in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The packed ACC eagerly await your speech!
Your topic: mental health! What would you say?
I started medication at the age of six for anxiety, depression and OCD, and I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17. After searching for answers, following many bouts of depression and hopelessness, I decided to escape the emotional jail built for me. About eighteen months ago, I did a complete 18. Below are a few things from my “toolbox” that have helped me live a life I never thought possible. I spent all those years looking for someone or something to save me, all I needed was to look within myself.
Part III: Literally and Figuratively Living Under a Cloud
Part I: Stomach Pains & Patterned Pant Suits
This week we’re welcoming two new staff (Jennifer and Sierra), and meeting a potential third. All three are student placements from varying programs, and both J and S are here full-time.
Mental health may be getting more publicity, but is the stigma getting better? Anyone who suffers with mental health issues knows the importance of this statement. I have suffered with borderline personality disorder since I was a child. It has been an uphill battle. Until recently, hiding this little fact from the world was even more of a battle. It took all of my effort to act normal. It occurred to me, finally, that I shouldn’t need to. No one should. We are all human. Having anxiety, depression, bipolar ect. does not make you a failure.