Tag: education

12 Hours.

A lot can happen in 12 hours. It’s crazy to think this is what my life is going to look like, i’ve never learned so much in anything prior to my first 12 hour clinical experience. The mental, physical and emotional high you ride through your shift. As a second year we don’t typically get […]

The Power of Grit.

“Ability to learn is not fixed, that it can change with your effort” Growing up I was always seen as the “weaker” student compared to my fellow peers. Whether it be starting off in French immersion school and being told I couldn’t handle it or starting off grade one having to be taught to read […]

Atikokan, Ontario: A Rural Community Health Assessment

History of Atikokan, Ontario: Atikokan, Ontario, is located in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 200km west of Thunder Bay (Atikokan.ca, 2012). The town is often referred to as the canoeing capital of Canada. It is also known for being a safe, and healthy community with a diverse economy, and strong ties to the wilderness. Atikokan was originally […]

Things I wish those around me would understand about depression.

That I am open talking about my struggles because I’m human and I don’t believe there should be a stigma around it. Similar to someone who has any other chronic condition, there’s no shame in opening up about what I feel. Just because I look happy and often put out a positive vibe doesn’t mean […]

Gradumacated.

It’s weird being officially done undergrad. It has been a bumpy five year ride that for sure. I’m so thankful for many of the people that have come into and may have left my life. I truly believe that everyone comes into your life for one reason or another and I’m glad to have had […]

Approaching someone you care about.

I think one of the toughest things to grasp is trying to figure out how to help someone you think may have depression. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as I feel that someone very close to me has been struggling a lot lately. I have also been told by countless amounts of […]

Ontario Health Minister slams Jenny McCarthy for 'outrageously irresponsible' anti-vaccine campaign

It’s unfortunate to know how much influence celebrities have on influencing decisions for people, particularly when it puts other people’s health at risk. The recent outbreak of measles should be a wake up call for parents to immunize and protect not only their own children, but help keep other children healthy as well.

Day 5

I was talking to someone yesterday about my antics from the last two months and how they had felt like it had negatively impacted thier life. In essence, I had been really clingy to them during a time when they needed to focus on something highly important in their life. It’s a strange feeling to […]

The First Stage: Denial

I recently came across a great quote that does a pretty good job at describing depression: “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.”- J.K Rowling […]