MindF#!k Blog

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Last week my friend Andrea and I were giving a presentation to a local school who had come to visit mindyourmind.  We played the “Reach Out Game” and at one point a fact was highlighted saying that when your body is stressed it produces a chem

If you had three wishes...

...that could change the world, what would they be?

Mentally ill people are dangerous and violent

Not true. However it's one of the most common myths and misconceptions about mental illness. The media often portrays mentally ill people in this light. News stories, movies and even TV shows, make a strong connection between mental illness and violence.

Panic Dude

A couple of years ago a group of youth volunteers from across Canada between the ages of 15-24 created a resource for users of our website, called Anatomy of A Panic Attack.

Gambling addiction is no game!

About seven years ago I met a woman addicted to gambling. I was eighteen at the time and had heard of gambling being addictive but didn’t know much about it.

Madness, muggles and professional help

Running away from myself is how I spend my days. Running back only happens after my daily exercise at the Hotel Atlantica gym.

Dan & Terry's message: It gets better

Dan and Terry share a message of hope and want youth that are struggling with their sexuality or are experiencing anti-gay bullying to know that "It gets better".

Five tragic suicides as a result of anti-gay bullying

Tyler Clementi, 18, was a freshman at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He was bullied for being gay. His roommate filmed him in a sexual encounter with another man and posted it on the internet.

The hand made revolution.

When I was a kid, I always had handmade Halloween costumes.  My mom was, and is, a great seamstress, and enjoyed the process of making unique costumes for both me and my brother.  I was a strawberry one year, a bag of jellybeans another year, a fuzzy spider, a princess, a witc

Learning from the experts

I just got back from the best learning experience I’ve ever had. This weekend my friend Amanda and I hopped on a bus to Kingston to visit the city’s annual Writersfest, which hosted such big authors as Cordelia Strube and Joyce Carol Oates.

Stigma higher for men?

“I’ll be called a pussy”, “It’s embarrassing”, “Others will laugh at me, they’ll think I’m weak”, “I should be able to just suck it up and deal with it on my own”, “Men aren’t supposed to cry”, “Men are supposed to be TOUGH!”...

Youth can vote!

Whirligig movie review

At the age of 25, I had a nervous breakdown.A combination of a genetic predisposition to anxiety and a generational predisposition to gettin

Can suicide be prevented?

I know it’s not that simple a question. I know there isn’t a simple answer. But I do believe in reaching out, and I do believe in getting help, and giving help. So if these thoughts and ideas are true, then I guess I do believe that it is possible to prevent suicide.