When asked if we could feature her as our Artist of the Month, Linda Strawberry responded with a resounding yes.
I did five storyboards for this stop motion video and finally landed on this version. "Helix" is about a girl trying to escape her problems or "monsters". Unwilling to confront them, she encounters even bigger problems. Eventually the shadow foxes of fear take over and the darkness becomes absolute. Will she find something within her to keep the monsters at bay?
Video submission by Indellable, age 15.
Stephen P. Lewis, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. His areas of expertise are self-injury and youth mental health.
There is not much discretion when it comes to me choosing a mate when I’m ill. It seems that my M.O. is to fall for someone who also battles some form of mental illness – be it anxiety, depression, addiction, paranoia – the list drones on.
I struggle with always trying to achieve perfection. While that can make me ambitious and resourceful, it also makes me incredibly unhappy. I agonize over my yoga poses (are they as good as they can be? why can’t I touch my nose to my thigh yet?
Happy Holidays from mindyourmind!
Depression is living in a body that fights to survive with a mind that tries to kill it.
As a kid growing up in a small and tight knit family, I thought I had it all. I was a happy go lucky kid, always exploring and trying new things. School was always fun and I was known as the 'happy kid' all throughout primary school. I was not expecting the transition between primary and middle school to be so difficult.