“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
In part I of this story, a woman talks about how she started her battle to self harm and what triggers her to do so.
MHT founder and editor Trish Hurtubise talks about her experience with anxiety/panic attacks and a 5 step approach on how to stay centred during an attack. And there’s a cartoon!
Dave Ursillo examines the “mentally ill” label through his past experience with depression and anxiety and proposes we use mentally brilliant instead.
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.