Integrating Appropriate Representations of People with Mental Health Concerns into (Society/Research/Information)

“People with lived experience of mental health concerns can offer significant value, and provide equity to any group or organization that communicates with the public.” Recently, I was invited to co-present at the 2020 Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Conference, and, along with a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, spoke about my …

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Should I Take Three? Hoarding in The Time of COVID-19.

I wrote this poem at the beginning of the isolation, when toilet paper was incredibly scarce, and the panic was at one of its highest peaks. “Hoarding is a disorder that may be present on its own or as a symptom of another disorder. Those most often associated with hoarding are obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), …

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Tell Your Story – A Worksheet To Manage Anger & Anxiety

We all deserve a chance to be heard. I have ADHD and, as a result, my emotional regulation – the ability to control the expression of my emotions – is seriously compromised. I generally have a much stronger (louder, more visible) reaction to things than a neurotypical person would, and, because of that, it has …

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