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What Not To Say To Those Struggling With Mental Illness.

For those who are grieving, the holidays are hardly “the most wonderful time of the year.” Not only are they navigating their pain, they’re doing it during a time that’s supposed to be joyous. Loved ones often try to alleviate some of the grief a person may be feeling by offering helpful phrases or advice, but what […]

The Aftermath of Bell Let’s Talk.

I think this is an insightful perspective into the impact Bell Let’s Talk day has on the mental health movement. I have to admit it is one of my favourite days on social media, it’s incredibly inspiring to see so many people open up for the first time and share their experiences or words of […]

Tips for a stress free Christmas.

With the holidays coming up, one would think that it would be an incredibly joyful time. I however, find the holidays particularly daunting, especially with all the functions i’m expected to go to and spending money on gifts. It’s a little different going into the holidays when you suffer from depression, although I am in […]

The Sad Reality.

Most People With Depression Aren’t Getting Treatment, Survey Finds… “The latest depression report shows that the majority are suffering in silence” Link to article at bottom of post. -M ——————————————————————————– The latest statistics on depression in the U.S. don’t paint a picture of progress, though the condition is common. Nearly 8% of Americans over age […]

The effects of depression on the body.

Depression is a mental disorder, but it can affect your physical health and well-being. – M ———————————————————————————– According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 6.7 percent of adults in the United States have depression. People with depression often develop other health issues as well. Major depression is also called major depressive illness or clinical […]

Students worry about rising toll of mental illness: Goar

Alliance of student leaders calls on Ottawa to address rise in mental illness on Canada’s campuses. It’s time for campuses to address mental illness that affect students, but the change starts with us calling for our schools to take action. – M http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/07/22/students_worry_about_rising_toll_of_mental_illness_goar.html ——————————————————————————————————- Long before statistics show a trend, people sense a change in […]

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness

Another example that shows depression has no socio-economic boundary. It’s enlightening to read about a young successful lawyer being able to turn her “weakness” into a strength. Such a powerful read and well written! Remember you are not alone. – M —————————————————— “I also realized in the process that my mental-health struggles were in fact […]

Daily Inspiration

A lovely blogger shared this article with me earlier, thought this could be my daily inspiration for today 🙂 Thanks for the share Deanna! 20 steps to Happiness.