Tag Archives: mental health

Reflections on public pain and collective rage at the end of 2016

I’ve cried in public more times than I can count. I’ve cried openly on the bus after saying goodbye to a loved one, I’ve cried at parties, and I’ve cried at work. Yesterday I sat in a coffee shop and … Continue reading

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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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Calling Trump “crazy” is lazy, ableist and counterproductive

This is going to sound repetitive for anyone who read my last blog post, but throwing around language about mental illness like this, without evidence, is not okay. Not ever. And when it’s about someone like Donald Trump, it carries even more power. 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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