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In 2014, after attempting suicide, I was released into the care of my parents. At that time, I didn’t have a formal diagnosis of my illness. I didn’t have a prescription for any medication. I didn’t have a family doctor. I had no appreciation for the delays involved in getting psychiatric or therapeutic help. It’s …

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I attended a “Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace” lunch this week with colleagues from across London.  The lunch was to raise awareness and help managers identify mental illness in the workplace.  The presenters shared a distressing statistic from a 2014 Mind report that, “40 percent of employers view workers with mental health problems …

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Roughly 12 years ago, I was issued a challenge from a good friend of mine. The challenge was simple: Spend 5 minutes sitting in silence. 5 minutes…that’s it. Pffft…I thought, that doesn’t seem so difficult. So I tried it. I sat down in a chair, turned my timer on, and sat there. For the first …

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I’m an advocate for the disorder Misophonia. Lately, you may have seen it in the press. I should be happy. I should be jumping for joy that my disorder is being researched – and even more, joy that it’s been featured around the world by the media. Unfortunately, I’m too close to all this. I’ve …

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Healthy Minds Canada by Jumana Rahman - 7M ago

Samantha Lynn Hogan 1992 –2017 On October 26th, 2017, we lost a friend, an advocate and a brilliantly talented human being. You will be deeply missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know you.   No, I’m not a regularly-scheduled blogger. But I’m here to share my own perspective on losing Sam. How I …

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This time I was more aware, more in tune with what was happening. A true sign I’m learning! Progress is possible!! Being more informed regarding my mental illness (specifically) and mental health, in general, has been so important in my recovery journey. Over the last year, I’ve talked and asked, read and listened. And I’ve …

The post Progress on this BPD Recovery Journey is possible! appeared first on Healthy Minds Canada.

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Healthy Minds Canada by Anita Levesque - 7M ago

I didn’t fully understand all that went on during childhood, until I moved out and started college. While at home, I had thought my parents yelling and fighting, the physical abuse was how every family was.  I tried talking to a counsellor in high school and I don’t think they took me seriously.  I feel …

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The 90’s for me was a time of the best music, film, and all around popular culture. It also has significance to me because that was the time I was born. Born into a broken family, with a brother from another father and a young single mother who spent all of her weekdays either at …

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Healthy Minds Canada by Chelsea Moore - 7M ago

I am worthless. I am less than. I have no value. I am a burden. I am a waste of space. I am broken. I am useless. Be small. Be quiet. Don’t take up too much space. I have been going to therapy for years, years upon years, and I have only cried one time …

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This is a very different post from what I usually write. It’s rawer, I think. But it’s an issue that’s been troubling me for quite a while and, I think, might be troubling some of you. At some point, we are told to let go, to move on. But like all things involving mental illness, …

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