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Mental Illness Awareness

Mental Illness – Do You Know? was created to increase the mental illness awareness, based on personal experiences I’ve had with loved Mental Illness Awarenessones who have lived with the debilitating affects of mental illness.

Most people have acquired the knowledge of mental illness awareness through articles written by doctors and other medical professionals, who have not lived with mental illness or experienced the affects through a loved one.

This website will include articles related to mental illness, but will be hand chosen, to share with you, and written by those who have experienced mental illness first hand. Topics will include agoraphobia, anxiety, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders or schizophrenia.

A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

Article: Why is sharing our mental health story important?

 

People wonder why I share my story? So that someday no one will call me brave for acknowledging a very real illness. Because the world would be a better place if everyone shared their story - and if more people listened.

Crista Burnett

It is your actions that will help create a new state of mind in Canada

We would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” for your support, on behalf of our Board and the team at Partners for Mental Health. There is still much work to be done, so we hope you will continue taking action to drive change in the way mental health is talked about and supported in this country. It is your actions that will help create a new state of mind in Canada.

Thank you for the great work that you do

Thank you for the great work that you do in support of mental health and people with mental health problems or illnesses.

PJ Vankoughnett-Olson
Director, Volunteer Services and Stakeholder Relations, Partners for Mental Health

Only 49% of Canadians said they would socialize with a friend who has a serious mental illness.
Canadian Medical Association

On any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness.
Mental Health Commission of Canada

27% of Canadians are fearful of being around people who suffer from serious mental illness.
Canadian Medical Association

Only 49% of Canadians said they would socialize with a friend who has a serious mental illness.
Canadian Medical Association

Eight signs you grew up with a Mental Illness

Eight signs you grew up with a Mental Illness

I grew up in a household where I thought life was normal.  I thought everyone’s parents fought, thought dad always
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Common Symptoms of OCD

Common Symptoms of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions),
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Explaining Mental Illness to Children

Explaining Mental Illness to Children

Children of all ages are naturally curious and constantly asking questions. We, as adults, need to be attentive and take
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Life Finally Changed

Life Finally Changed

My life, like everyone else’s, had its ups and downs. My brother and I would take turns spending weekends with
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Doug Smith – Interview for Bell Let’s Talk

Doug Smith – Interview for Bell Let’s Talk

Doug Smith is a Canadian retired former professional ice hockey player who played for the Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres,
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Ron Ellis – Interview for Bell Let’s Talk

Ron Ellis – Interview for Bell Let’s Talk

Ron Ellis started out as a professional hockey player to speaker, now speaks about his personal experience with depression. Ron Ellis
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Mental Illness Portrayed in the Media

Mental Illness Portrayed in the Media

Chances are the majority of knowledge of mental health comes from the media. Researchers have suggested that most portrayals
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Joanie Malarchuk – Interview

Joanie Malarchuk – Interview

Joanie Malarchuk is wife of former NHL hockey player Clint Malarchuk. 28 years ago the then 27-year-old ice hockey goaltender, of
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How Do I Cope With This ?!

How Do I Cope With This ?!

What do you do when a situation is the most positive of experiences, but your not equipped to deal with
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What is High-Functioning Depression?

What is High-Functioning Depression?

How well do you know your friends, co-workers or even family? It would be surprising to know it doesn’t
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Addiction and Mental Illness

Addiction and Mental Illness

On September 12, 2016, I went to listen to former NHLer Clint Malarchuk speak for the World Suicide Prevention Day.
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The Impact of One Brave Night-CAMH

The Impact of One Brave Night-CAMH

Imagine having the same thoughts in your head or seeing the same visions in your head, over and over again.
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Fight The Stigma – CAMH One Brave Night

Fight The Stigma – CAMH One Brave Night

Dear Friends, For those of you who aren’t aware, I am VERY PASSIONATE about Mental Health Awareness. This year I am
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Being a Mental Health Advocate

Being a Mental Health Advocate

Written by Anita Levesque The mental health community was in shock yesterday, March 29, 2016.  Patty Duke passed away at 69.
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How do I cope with this?!

How do I cope with this?!

allinyourhead.co.uk   What do you do when a situation is the most positive of experiences, but your not equipped to deal with
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Stigmas or Superheros

Stigmas or Superheros

allinyourhead.co.uk First of all, apologies as I haven’t written a blog for a while. It’s down to a few reasons, work
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Love vs. Love

Love vs. Love

Us caregiver’s take on the role of care-giving because we have to, because we want to, but most of all
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Bipolar and Suicide

Bipolar and Suicide

Last month on the 28th of February I tried to commit suicide for the third time.. I took an overdose
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Are You Panicking Now?

Are You Panicking Now?

During the years, I must admit…. Even though the panic/anxiety has been crippling and I would not wish it upon
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A Bipolar Life

A Bipolar Life

Hi, today I want to talk about medication, mania, voices and finding the right doctor.. I have been diagnosed with
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It’s Not Easy Quitting

It’s Not Easy Quitting

http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/   Giving in can be a hard option. I’ve read a load of quotes paragraphs even heard people say that ‘quitting
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The Caregiver Roller Coaster

The Caregiver Roller Coaster

Sometimes when writing or blogging I will use the term roller coaster… As a parent or caregiver of someone with
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Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate

Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate

I don't like to use my blog for rants, but I am angry. And if I'm being compassionate with myself,
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Your Emotions While Helping Someone with Mental Illness

Your Emotions While Helping Someone with Mental Illness

Mental illness is very real and affects everyone around, not just the person living with it. Do you know
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What is Normal?

What is Normal?

http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/ What is ‘Normal’ ? Is it the way in which a person who is more outspoken than another saying how you
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Lost Freedom

Lost Freedom

This was written by someone very close to me who lives with mental illness. I see what it's like for
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Meet Fliss Baker!

Meet Fliss Baker!

Written by Fliss Baker Twitter is a wonderful thing! I’m four thousand miles away and I’m meeting the like-minded. For info
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O Captain! My Captain!

O Captain! My Captain!

http://joethesicilian.com/ I honestly do not know where to start. I am devastated. I was having a hard time deciding what my
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Kelly Risbey – My Story

Kelly Risbey – My Story

Written by Kelly Risbey http://mentalhealthwarrior.com/ I’ve battled anxiety and depression on and off for almost 20 years. My anxiety started getting bad
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Clint Malarchuk – Interview

Clint Malarchuk – Interview

CLINT MALARCHUK Interview by Samina Raza December 28, 2014 I had the great pleasure of interviewing Clint Malarchuk, NHL goalie, NHL coach, cowboy,
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Work Under Pressure – Neil Moon

Work Under Pressure – Neil Moon

Work Under Pressure centres on the personal story of Neil Moon who was so severely bullied by co-workers that he
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My Name is Sarah and I Have Panic Disorder

My Name is Sarah and I Have Panic Disorder

Written by Sarah Fader http://www.psychologytoday.com/ I'm Sarah Fader, a mother of two, a blogger, an animal lover and I am living with
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Why art is my lifeline

Why art is my lifeline

Written by David Sandum http://davidsandum.org/ People often ask me, “Have you always known you wanted to be an artist?” The fast answer
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Marisa Lancione  – My Bipolar Journey

Marisa Lancione – My Bipolar Journey

Written by Marisa Lancione http://madgirlslament.com/ Some people’s depression is triggered by an event, a major loss or a tragedy. My first depressive
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The Kevin Hines Story

The Kevin Hines Story

Kevin Hines is a global speaker, author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely
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Family. What happens when you don’t have family support?

Family. What happens when you don’t have family support?

As I've speak about frequently,  my family, in the form of my daughter, has been crucial to my recovery. When
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Travelling the Hard Way – Social Anxiety

Travelling the Hard Way – Social Anxiety

by http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/ One experience in my journey through this mental illness is probably the most difficult to explain. I do not know
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I experience depression: there is also much more to me and I’m happy to be open about all of it

I experience depression: there is also much more to me and I’m happy to be open about all of it

By Rufus William, May 19, 2014 http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ I have had problems with depression for my whole adult life. Despite running as fast
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Jim Russell: A Police Officer No Longer Sworn to Silence

Jim Russell: A Police Officer No Longer Sworn to Silence

The following is a slightly edited article I wrote for the newspaper, The Indian Express.  I was published as part
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Don’t be blind

Don’t be blind

I have been thinking for a while what people should realize about mental health.. This is my personal experience last
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Starting Over Without Medication

Starting Over Without Medication

Trying to give an opinion about whether or not people, especially teenagers, should be given medication to cope with certain
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Depression vs. Sadness

Depression vs. Sadness

'Tis the season to be jolly. Unless you are prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder like me. Don't get me wrong--I
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I Don’t Want to Talk About It. (But I Really Do.)

I Don’t Want to Talk About It. (But I Really Do.)

I have always considered myself a fairly open person, but maybe I'm really not. Blogging has made me realize how
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Personal Ways I Cope With Panic Attacks

Personal Ways I Cope With Panic Attacks

Personal Ways I Cope – HOBBIES To Help Me With My Panic Attacks About Death, I have found over the years hobbies
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Andy Behrman: A Memoir of Mania – Bipolar

Andy Behrman: A Memoir of Mania – Bipolar

By Andy "Electroboy" Behrman http://www.electroboy.com/ 2008 For years, I suffered with a mental disability. I still do -- no one has found a
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I Am Jonathan

I Am Jonathan

“I am Jonathan”   Having retired from professional filmmaking, this had been where I left off--a study of psychosis and schizoaffective disorder
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OCD and The Real Me

OCD and The Real Me

Written by: Wendy Sparrow http://wendysparrow.com/ I’m medicated for OCD. I have to be. And it’s not 100% symptom control…more like anywhere from
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My Story – Stockholm Syndrome

My Story – Stockholm Syndrome

Written by: Reva Steenbergen http://www.stockholmabuse.com/ I am a survivor of controlling, narcissistic domestic abuse and still learning everyday, making mistakes and learning
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SSRIs: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

SSRIs: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Written by: Caroline CriadoPerez Journalist & Feminist Activist https://weekwoman.wordpress.com This is a blog I’ve been meaning to write for a while. I’ve held
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Living with Mental Health

Living with Mental Health

Written by: Neely http://deardarlingsanity.com/ As a 24 year old female who has endured, suffered and been at the mercy of ill mental
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Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

By AIMEE LEE BALL http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ To the casual observer, Danielle Hark was living an enviable life, with a devoted husband, a new
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Thoughts, Comfort and My Mind

Thoughts, Comfort and My Mind

Written by: http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/ When days become your night time and night becomes your day time, unless you are working a permanent
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Anxiety and Panic at Work

Anxiety and Panic at Work

Written by: http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/   Most attacks I can deal with these days,the thoughts the slight physical symptoms , they are ok…well not
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Personal story (Bipolar Disorder)

Personal story (Bipolar Disorder)

My story is really not for the faint harted.. I am 18 years old btw.. I was diagnosed when I
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Films Featuring Mental Disorders

Films Featuring Mental Disorders

This is a list of some of the best films that have themes of mental disorders. Enjoy the list! Read More →
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Manic (Bipolar)

Manic (Bipolar)

By: Keith O'Neil keithoneil.com Everything was perfect. I had recently retired from the NFL with a Super Bowl ring. I was working
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Living with Bipolar

Living with Bipolar

By Elena Peters thebipolarmaniac.com   In many ways, my marriage is no different than anyone else's marriage. This is the second marriage for
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A PRAYER FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

A PRAYER FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

By Christopher Luke, UK This prayer was written by Christopher Luke in recognition of World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2014. Eternal
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How I Suffered From Clinical Depression and Came Back From It

How I Suffered From Clinical Depression and Came Back From It

by Myrko Thum, Germany http://www.myrkothum.com/ “King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men together. They meditated
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My story: “I am a survivor of suicide”

My story: “I am a survivor of suicide”

by Kurt Cunningham http://www.citizenkurt.net/ I tried to end my life one night after having a wonderful fun-filled evening with friends. It was
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Reinventing Care: Bridging the gap between medical and mental health care

Reinventing Care: Bridging the gap between medical and mental health care

When the planning for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s new West 5th campus began more than a decade ago, words like
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What is Mental Illness Awareness Week?

What is Mental Illness Awareness Week?

Written by Anita Levesque Next week, October 5-11, 2014, is Mental Illness Awareness Week. I know this week is important, but has
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Living With Depression is a Full-Time Job

Living With Depression is a Full-Time Job

Being broke and having depression go hand-in-hand. I’m really sick of it. Even if money can’t buy happiness, it can
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Healing Caregiver Collapse

Healing Caregiver Collapse

If you are a friend or relative of a loved one with mental illness, you too suffer the effects of
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Mental Health Issues in the Workplace – Webinar

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace – Webinar

Learn and follow best practices when handling employee mental health issues to make accommodation as easy as possible on both
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Someone You Love Has Anxiety—How You Can Help

Someone You Love Has Anxiety—How You Can Help

Silver & Grace guest post author, Jill Green, expands on this with an entire list of advice for loved ones
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Managing Concentration Problems With Anxiety Disorder

Managing Concentration Problems With Anxiety Disorder

I’ve got generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and I’ve also got some serious issues with concentration. As in, my ability to
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Landmarks to Light up Purple for World Mental Health Day

Landmarks to Light up Purple for World Mental Health Day

More than 40 landmarks across Canada will be lit up with purple lights across on Oct. 10, World Mental Health
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Talk therapy may treat social phobia better than drugs

Talk therapy may treat social phobia better than drugs

Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first
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Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Do you face mental health stigma in the workplace? Learn how to let go of the 'doom and gloom' attitude
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The other shoe: fighting depression and anxiety

The other shoe: fighting depression and anxiety

By Marisa Lancione Published by Healthy Minds Canada Living with a chronic mental illness can sometimes feel like waiting for the other
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New head of Ontario Bar Association speaks out about depression

New head of Ontario Bar Association speaks out about depression

Four days before Orlando da Silva became president of the Ontario Bar Association this month he heard the news that
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Don’t suffer in silence

Don’t suffer in silence

BELLEVILLE - Michael Teasdale never thought about killing himself. But he did feel like curling up in a corner and letting
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From fear to love: student combats mental illness with writing

From fear to love: student combats mental illness with writing

To some, anxiety is a taboo term. To one student, it was seven letters that defined her life. At the age
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The frustration of depression

The frustration of depression

Last November, I was diagnosed with depression. Depression is an illness which provokes a wide range of reactions in people,
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Olympic figure skater, Stanley Cup winner, cyclist share struggles with mental illness

Olympic figure skater, Stanley Cup winner, cyclist share struggles with mental illness

When Elizabeth Manley opened the door and saw her mother for the first time in weeks, her mother collapsed on
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Sue Cleland’s Story – Social Anxiety Disorder

Sue Cleland’s Story – Social Anxiety Disorder

I am telling my story, because if it means that it brings hope to just one person who lives with
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An Introduction – Agoraphobia

An Introduction – Agoraphobia

Hi ! I am Roz and thought I would share some of my own experiences of living with agoraphobia with
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WHAT IF Thinking – Anticipatory Anxiety

WHAT IF Thinking – Anticipatory Anxiety

“What If” thinking is how I would refer to anticipatory anxiety. An anxiety which is experienced with an initial thought
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Dealing With Anxiety on a Daily Basis

Dealing With Anxiety on a Daily Basis

Around my freshman year in high school, I received a diagnosis I frequently refer to as "the trifecta" -- depression,
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Coping With Paranoia In A Loved One

Coping With Paranoia In A Loved One

A Guide To Understanding Paranoid Disorder How to Cope with Paranoia Living with someone who has been diagnosed with paranoia requires patience,
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Fear of the Fear: How to Combat Anticipatory Anxiety

Fear of the Fear: How to Combat Anticipatory Anxiety

Sometimes I’d wake up in the morning, wondering how the bed could hold the weight of it all. I felt
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Personality Disorders – Reality

Personality Disorders – Reality

I came across something that would best explain what personality disorders are like, so everyone can understand. I found these
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Anxiety and Talking with People

Anxiety and Talking with People

Most everyone engages in conversation daily. From talking to the members of our household, to answering the phone, to ordering
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Steps to Employment

Steps to Employment

Is work important? Being able to work is important to many people, although this might be for a variety of reasons.
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Returning to Work – Realistically

Returning to Work – Realistically

When Laura returned to work after eight weeks on leave after a severe depression, she found that very little had
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Positive Thought and Your Depression

Positive Thought and Your Depression

Instead of trying to harness the power of positive thought, more often than not when we are depressed, we ruminate
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Understanding Mental Illness is Not an Easy Task

Understanding Mental Illness is Not an Easy Task

Some people grow uncomfortable when talking about mental illness, especially if it involves a loved one. The idea of someone
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Yoga and depression

Yoga and depression

Meagan Arnold’s story could have been tragic. The 29-year old had spiralled into a deep depression in her teens. Her
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Getting Mental Health Assistance

Getting Mental Health Assistance

Kendra Fisher, mental health advocate and former member of Team Canada's Hockey program, speaks about the frustration in getting help. Read
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Police Chief Bill Blair ordered to investigate Toronto police suicides

Police Chief Bill Blair ordered to investigate Toronto police suicides

Aug 28 2014 http://www.thestar.com/ Blair has been asked to report to police board chair Alok Mukherjee about recent officer suicides, but the
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Young Sault Ste. Marie woman dogged by depression for years see some sunlight

Young Sault Ste. Marie woman dogged by depression for years see some sunlight

SAULT STE. MARIE - Melissa Cutler looks forward to rising these days — that’s perhaps because her future shines a
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OCD and Fear

OCD and Fear

Written by Janet Singer http://ocdtalk.wordpress.com I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with OCD, and how heartbreaking it can be for family and friends
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About Gabe Howard, Author of Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog

About Gabe Howard, Author of Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog

My name is Gabe Howard. I live in Ohio, am married, a hockey fan (go Blue Jackets), a college football
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Bruce Cockburn Supports Collateral Damage Project

Bruce Cockburn Supports Collateral Damage Project

MEDIA RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2014 Canadian singer-songwriter and internationally recognized humanitarian Bruce Cockburn, is lending his voice to suicide prevention by
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Debut: The Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour

Debut: The Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour

Since publicly disclosing her own struggle with bipolar disorder, Demi Lovato has become an outspoken advocate on mental health and
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Living the Dream by Sandra Yuen MacKay

Living the Dream by Sandra Yuen MacKay

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander The Great Believing in one's abilities goes a long way, but
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Jim Folk, Anxiety Consultant/Coach

Jim Folk, Anxiety Consultant/Coach

Jim specializes in personal coaching for: Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Social anxiety disorder (SAD) Panic Disorder (PAD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Ending the Nightmare

Ending the Nightmare

“Shortly after beginning CBT, I was able to discontinue medication and stop seeing a therapist.” An excellent student, a talented singer
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Employers to look at Canadian workplace mental health

Employers to look at Canadian workplace mental health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has announced plans to partner with more than 25 employers on a three-year
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A mother’s story of mental illness: One woman’s struggle to get her daughter help

A mother’s story of mental illness: One woman’s struggle to get her daughter help

My daughter Ann is 15. We started our long journey with her anxiety when she was 11. At that time,
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A fashion show for mental health heads to Ottawa

A fashion show for mental health heads to Ottawa

It is probably the least likely place to expect a catwalk- the home of Canada’s Governor General in Ottawa. But
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Face-to-face with Arthur Gallant

Face-to-face with Arthur Gallant

Arthur Gallant is from Burlington, Ontario Read More →
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VIDEO: Heartfelt Robin Williams tribute promotes mental health awareness

VIDEO: Heartfelt Robin Williams tribute promotes mental health awareness

Erika Rybinsk wrote song "Robin, You're Free" as tribute to late comedian Erika Rybinski was inspired to write a song after
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What Does ‘Triggering’ Actually Mean for Mental Illness?

What Does ‘Triggering’ Actually Mean for Mental Illness?

When we talk about mental health and surviving traumatic events, we often hear the phrase “triggering,” but what does it
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Ottawa girl opens up about OCD, saved by classmates’ support

Ottawa girl opens up about OCD, saved by classmates’ support

A 23-year-old University of Ottawa student who struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder in high school said she couldn’t have overcome
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Why is sharing our mental health story important?

Why is sharing our mental health story important?

By Marisa Lancione About Marisa Lancione Marisa Lancione is a mental health advocate who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II 8 years
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Valerie Pringle – Her Family’s Story

Valerie Pringle – Her Family’s Story

As the mother of a daughter who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, Pringle has a personal stake in bringing
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Mark Henick

Mark Henick

I thank Mark for our brief conversation the other day and the opportunity to share his story. He has given
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Mental Illness and it’s powerful grip

Mental Illness and it’s powerful grip

Mark Henick How suicide can overtake love, family, and even fame. Read More →
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Local woman bikes across Canada for mental health

Local woman bikes across Canada for mental health

Hamilton Spectator By Rachael Williams Danielle Berman vividly remembers the day she pulled up to her driveway in a friend's vehicle and
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This is OCD

This is OCD

I had the opportunity of briefly discussing OCD with Al, very insightful. Thank you for letting me share your story Al!
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4 Things No One Tells You About Having OCD

4 Things No One Tells You About Having OCD

by Mara Wilson http://www.cracked.com/ We live in the Age of Awkward. It's hip to be square, cool to be uncool, and sexy
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Nilam – My Story

Nilam – My Story

by Nilam Chhetri http://sidebysidemh.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/sidebysidemh Twitter: @nilam_chhetri I am captivated by the topic of mental health. I spend countless hours reading new studies,
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Fighting the War at Home

Fighting the War at Home

A soldier returns safely after surviving sniper fire and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the hypervigilance and suppressed
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A Triple Threat: Workplace isolation, West Coast grey and the “black dog”

A Triple Threat: Workplace isolation, West Coast grey and the “black dog”

Gwen Marsh http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/ It was supposed to be an ideal solution. My husband had a new job in a new city. I
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Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace

Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace

What are Psychosocial Risk (PSR) factors? Thirteen psychosocial risk (PSR) factors have been identified by researchers at Simon Fraser University "based
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Tips to Help a Friend with Anxiety

Tips to Help a Friend with Anxiety

By William Meek http://gad.about.com/ People who struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) often need more than psychotherapy and medication to overcome their
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Coping Tips

Coping Tips

Source: http://fameforfamilies.com/coping-tips/ Self care is one of the most important things that a family can do to keep themselves well. It is
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10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

http://www.thedarlingbakers.com/ Note: I have struggled with clinical depression since I was a child. It has been a constant companion I have
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Learning To Live Well With A Mental Illness

Learning To Live Well With A Mental Illness

By Amanda-Marie Kavanagh http://thoughtcatalog.com/ Imagine a time when you felt really down. Like the kind of down when your body feels really
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MENTAL HEALTH: Why it takes a traumatic event to get an intervention

MENTAL HEALTH: Why it takes a traumatic event to get an intervention

Jul 29, 2014 Hamilton Spectator By Laura Armstrong From the tender age of 14, young people are masters of their own medical treatment
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Dealing with PTSD & mental illness

Dealing with PTSD & mental illness

January 28, 2014 http://www.chch.com/ Not feeling up to going into work or school today? You’re not alone. On an average day, half
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My Personal Story

My Personal Story

by Anita Levesque I have lived with the ups and downs involved with manic depression all my life. But I didn’t
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Depression Poem for a Friend

Depression Poem for a Friend

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Amie Merz, LPC, NCC http://www.healthyplace.com/ I know words won’t take away your pain. But I’m here for
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How Does Depression Really Feel?

How Does Depression Really Feel?

Laurence White http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ I have suffered from clinical depression for over three decades. Depression is a disease, a disorder, the manifestation of
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I had a black dog, his name was depression

I had a black dog, his name was depression

This video is the best way of explaining depression.  I haven't come across anything better.
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Personal Stories

Personal Stories

Stories of personal experiences with mental illness or the support you gave to a friend or family member are important
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World Mental Health Day: A personal story

World Mental Health Day: A personal story

By Alyssa Ashton http://www.canadianliving.com/ I’ve always thought it was strange that there was a World Mental Health Day. Why do we need
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