“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
Alec Morrison’s video of recording an album in the now closed North Bay Psychiatric Facility, and a poem re life with schizoaffective disorder.
LSZ explores the question “is mental illness hereditary?” as she writes about how her Mom and Sister both experience mental health issues.
MHT founder and editor Trish Hurtubise describes the floating sensation associated with anxiety and what you need to do to get relief from it. And there’s a cartoon!
LSZ writes about her experiences with anxiety and depression throughout her life and her denial to get help. Eventually she turns to medication.
A mother writes about coping with her daughter’s mental illness and her hopes for a better future.