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.
Today I spent the day at mindyourmind. I'm in Grade 9 and this was my placement for today. It was fun! My first job was to look through the website and I checked out the games. They are different but all very fun!
When I was 6 years old, we inherited my great-grandmother’s piano. I immediately took to it, and begged for lessons. For the next 10 years, music would be a constant part of my life.
More and more, community agencies are choosing to focus on mental wellness. Which is great! Resilience strategies are a crucial piece of creating a mentally healthy community.
Hello. I suffer from a malodor disorder called TMAU. Although I've been aware of my disorder for fifteen years, I've never spoken about it with anyone before (although others are very much aware of my odor). It's something I always try to ignore and not dwell on although it affects every aspect of my life.