Category Archives: Health

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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Bonding Part One: Two Choices She Made That Made Me

Even though I lived with her, I didn’t know who my Mother was until I was eight-years old. That was one of the main rules of the Commune / Collective / Cult I grew up in: the kids are everyone’s … 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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Even More Mental Health Studies & News: Vol.6

This issue: More fMRI studies proving distinct brain differences in people with Bipolar and/or Schizophrenia and those without; using genetics to improve diagnoses and personalize treatments for manic depression; raising children who have a mental illness; Virtual Reality and autism; … 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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