Reality vs fantasy

At times, I’m aware that I’m not always “with it”; I acknowledge that what I hear and see are sometimes  voices and hallucinations. Other times, it’s impossible to pull me back from a delusion into reality. This is the space between reality and fantasy that I live in. I begin to treat life like a…

My problem with this new Facebook trend

J.K. Rowling is known for her brilliance in writing fantasy. Through her beautiful words, she has also precisely summarized my feelings in this simple line: It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. It made me question why I pound in the meaning of depression and other…

Dear younger self

When I’m asked, “Why do you do this?” My answer is always, “Because I wish someone was there for me when I was growing up.” Anxiety and depression weren’t real then and you can bet there weren’t advertisements about it either. Our PSAs were more like, “Don’t you put it in your mouth / Don’t…

Accessing therapy

Can I hear an AMEN if you’ve ever had the most difficult time trying to find a specialist, then book an appointment with them? I love being Canadian and Medicare is one of the first reasons why, but the system can be cruel. I’ve come across a lot of people who don’t even know where…