Reverse Engineer Your Life

When I’m depressed, I definitely want to wallow in it. The thought of getting up to do something is so exhausting, that just doing nothing seems a better option. This includes showering and eating. However, there comes a point when I think to myself, “Enough is enough!” and I make this big effort to get …

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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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Hair, there, everywhere.

I wrote this poem amidst my breakdown, when I’d find myself spending significant periods of time in front of my bathroom mirror, hunting for a small hair to pull out and distract me from the tornado of thoughts swirling around in my mind. I wondered why I was doing it, and this rhyme came to …

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