Category Archives: Depression

My Bipolar Origin Story Because We Should All Have At Least One

Most of us have an origin story. The first time we heard a diagnosis that made sense, that explained and even justified our behaviour, that gave us something to fight against. Something that just made sense. Mine came when I … Continue reading

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Even More Mental Health Studies & News: Vol.7

This issue: fMRI study into understanding why depression meds don’t work for everyone; new texting support for suicidal teens in Canada; Normal Person problems vs. the Mentally Ill; soldier-suicides recognized by Canadian government as equal to deployment deaths; 15-year old … Continue reading

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The First Quintin Update: Un Deux Trois Four

I woke up one morning not too long ago to my youngest son singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ in his room. Quintin just turned four-years old, and there he was, laying in his bed, barely awake with the blankets bunched … Continue reading

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Evaluating My Mental Health Evaluation

“The signs I’ve slid into a depression should be obvious to me by now. After almost two decades I should at least have a check list by my door, or beside my bed. Dressing in black for days on end … Continue reading

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Mental Health News: Depressed woman denied entry to US; Fathers are important; pregnant women with bipolar vulnerable; psychopathic tendencies; government monitors social media

“A Toronto woman denied a flight to New York as part of a cruise trip wants to know how U.S. border agents knew about her history of mental illness. Ellen Richardson says she was told by U.S. customs officials at … Continue reading

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Grandfather update plus another death in the family and it’s really hot (Updated 11pm)

My grandfather’s youngest brother died Friday morning. It wasn’t a surprise. My granduncle had a stroke last week, which led to the heart attack on Friday. But he had been… ‘damaged’ for a couple of years. He lost most of … Continue reading

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