Tag Archives: depression

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau needs to stop talking about mental health

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s approach to mental health is completely individualist, over-simplistic and useless for most of us who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma. It’s also not new. Continue reading

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Your pro gun control rhetoric is dangerous for people like me

Mental illness has become a scapegoat for systemic violence, and I’m scared for my friends. Continue reading

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Why I don’t believe in “self care” (and how to make it obsolete)

Someone asked me recently what my favourite self care strategies are. It seemed like a reasonable question until I realized that I had no idea what the answer is. I drew a complete blank. Which is weird, because I’m a mental … Continue reading

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Five major barriers to basic mental health care

Trigger warning: the following includes discussion of health care professionals, depression, anxiety and mood disorders in general. It’s June of the year I turned 23. I have just moved across the country, from Ottawa to Vancouver, and into my mother’s house, … Continue reading

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We need an anti-oppressive analysis of depression

After my last blog post was published, someone pointed out that depression is not usually included in the popular definition of “neurodivergence”. The term is often used by people with autism to explain the fact that they are not sick … Continue reading

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How to make your social movement more inclusive of neurodiversity

Some friends and I have been talking lately about the ways that people with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and mental health issues have become excluded from the social justice organizations that we have been a part of. Even in grassroots collectives … Continue reading

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