In Canada, Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is from October 4-10 and today is World Mental Health Day. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. If you are a regular follower of my content, I am very open about my depression and anxiety. There are people in my life who have a hard time understanding why I choose to be so open. What I've come to realize in sharing my . . .
12 Self Care Activities
Welcome back to my blog! It has been exactly 6 months since my last post, an open letter to myself, expressing my hopes, dreams and goals for the year. At the time, this seemed like a good idea. Well, six months have passed and it is safe to say, so far, 2020 has been completely facocta (a fancy Yiddish word for shit-storm). Between a global pandemic, tragic deaths in the hundreds of thousands, and racial injustice, let me be completely honest with you when I say it has been . . .
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019
Tomorrow is Bell Let's Talk Day, an annual initiative that seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Over the years, I've had mixed feelings about this campaign. I know just as well as you that one day won't solve or cure anything. I've seen first hand the state of mental health funding in this country. The long waiting lists, limited access and constant hoop jumping. Six months ago, I experienced a major depressive episode. With the help of my doctor, we tried to get . . .
My SAD Coping Strategies
Happy New Year! My first post of 2019 and we're already halfway through the month. Womp Womp. In my last post, I shared my 19 goals for 2019. I'll admit, it was a pretty ambitious list. And while it's been keeping me accountable and providing inspiration to go after the things I want in my life, there have been a few setbacks. I shared this raw and personal moment on my instagram last week. Not one of my finest or proudest memories but I have no regrets. It is no . . .
#MentalHealthMonday – A New Blog Series (And Life Update)
Happy Monday! It has been forever and a day since my last post but it feels so good to be blogging again. This post in particular has been in living my head for the last few weeks. But after much overthinking and over analyzing, I'm ripping off the band-aid. Here's what's been going on in the last month. A Little History I'm no stranger to mental health struggles. Over the course of the last fifteen years, I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. While I thought I had a . . .