Elspeth falls again into depression after a tough winter. This time, her usual coping strategies don’t work. So she goes back to her favourite study as a teenager.
Over 1 year, Renée’s mom died, she came out as queer, lost her job, and started deconstructing her faith. She became overwhelmed with depression and obsessed with life events. It would take hearing a comedian for her to finally understand what was going on.
Manu shares their experience of being unemployed in COVID-19 and having to live with their parents, their dependence causing them to spiral down into anxiety, depression and suicide ideation.
Sean uses narrative therapy to understand that his life is multi-storied and he is more than a diagnosis.
A woman shares her experience with sexual abuse and how signs from the universe led her to therapy and healing.
Elspeth’s dominant feeling when she hit rock bottom was she was not safe. Depression and self-harm soon followed. Until one day she realized she was the one responsible for making herself feel safe.
P. Cervinus shares their perspective on a mental illness diagnosis; the peril of pathologization or the blind acceptance, and operating between the two poles.