During a raw, deeply emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle revealed the onslaught of harassment she received as a member of the royal family led her to a mental “breaking point.” She sought help for suicidal ideation but told Winfrey, "Nothing was ever done."Elle I admit that I do not follow the Royal family. … Continue reading Meghan Markle and depression; why admitting depression is so difficult
The COVID-19 pandemic has a societal impact. It is like a wave that crashed over us all and every single person has been impacted in some way. That loss in our sense of control that most people have in their lives can be extremely hard to cope with. Those of us with chronic illness are … Continue reading How is mental health affected during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our mental and emotional well-being is just as vital as our physical well-being. So often ignored until it gets too severe to ignore. So often belittled by society as some sort of weakness they are immune to and only the weak are susceptible to. The stigma for mental illness is pervasive. When we are chronically … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: The workplace
I wish I could say depression is cured with a pill but it isn't really. Dampened for sure. Any stressors and it rises up and your habitual thoughts... happen. You are more aware of them, if like me, you did all the therapy thing. But they still happen. Way better than unmanaged depression for sure … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness: Depression thoughts
I don't like the fact I have depression. I have that sort of personality type that is logical and thinks about my emotions, reflects on them, but doesn't emote them quite so well. I feel them deeply though. Just don't share them quite so much. So this... beast in me that is a chaotic turmoil … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness: My depression struggle
There was recently a campaign for mental illness awareness called #BellLetsTalk. And most people love this campaign because Bell, the company promoting it in Canada, gives money for every mention of the hashtag and they raise a lot of money. I tell people I have Major Depressive Disorder. And that it is treated with medication. … Continue reading Mental illness: stigma thoughts