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Is stigma all bad

Is stigma all bad?

Is stigma all bad? As a collective, we must fight to end the stigma around mental illness but can we also use it to set boundaries?

How To Affect Change

How to Effect Change

All too often, I hear the of someone in a mental health crisis being turned away from care or there's a shortage of beds. So, how can we affect change?

Our Mental Illness Is Real

Our mental illness is real. Here I lay out my argument. It’s no secret that one of the biggest battles for people with mental illness is the stigma – a […]

After the diagnoses

After The Diagnosis

    In the last blog post, Mental Health Assessment: A tale of strength, I discussed how monumentally difficult it was to put myself through all those mentally- draining assessments. I […]

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Face To Face With My Mental Illness

Face To Face With My Mental Illness This time last year I came face to face with my mental illness. I had reached the tipping point as it were, the […]

Psychotherapy – After the Session

    Psychotherapy – after the session   A trip to the psychologist’s office is never an easy one. It’s not that I dread it, but it’s – as I’m […]

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MDD And The Absence Of Sleep

Lack of sleep For the best part of a week and a half, I have lived among the millions of people who experience the better bulk of their lives in […]

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The Mental-Health Work Injury

Not all wounds are physical, the mental health work injury known as PTSD can be very debilitating. A reality that can take years to heal.

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