The Recovery Fallacy

Personal growth isn't rewriting your history or changing the inherent essence of who you are but it can feel just as scary. Denying that I have a problem might have temporarily sheltered me from this fear, but also prevented me from realizing my strengths I could use to help me through it.

Healing? It’s a lot of Work

Note to self: It feels like a lot of work because it is. It feels exhausting because it is. Don’t minimize what you’re doing for yourself. It’s almost like raising yourself from scratch. It’s like starting over. It’s major construction, excavation and strengthening. It is a ton of work. It’s taking your young self’s hand and [...]

#MentallyMe Montage

Thank you to everyone participating in the #MentallyMe movement! I'm hopeful that this form of "digital-age mindfulness" will instil some sense of responsibility for our use of social media. It's a reminder to check in with yourself, not only with regards to how your social feeds influence you, but also to start being more introspective. I [...]

I define me.

People with mental illnesses are, first and foremost,  people. I'm excited to announce that I recently became an ambassador for project I Define Me. This campaign strives to combat the stigma and fear associated with mental illness by disassembling the ignorance underlying it all by showcasing that above all else, people with mental illness are just [...]

Mental Illness Diagnostic Labels – The Good and the Bad

Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]