Today was a big day for us. It was also #BellLetsTalk Day. Derek and I were up at 4am for an early morning arrival, in the dark, at CAMH. It started off with an invitation to join one of the CAMH doctors, Dr. Daskalakis, for an interview with Jamie Gutfreund from CP24. We discussed rTMS… Continue reading Putting the Spotlight on rTMS, Mental Health and our Government
The following was written back in 2014, when we lost one of the funniest men on earth. We've learned a lot about mental illness since then, losing countless celebrities, family members, neighbours, heroes if you will, to suicide. Before now, I only ever dipped my toes into fully revealing what has happened in my life,… Continue reading I am ready.
My eyes open and I scramble to find my cell phone. The grey concrete block walls feel like they’re closing in - I can literally hear the crushing in my head. Why is my head hurting so much? There’s a drab cloudy window with no curtain - just a blind inside the window that I… Continue reading This broken brain is beautiful.
Hey! Welcome to my newest endeavour - where I hope to share my deep dark secrets (well, the ones that I CAN share anyways). I live in small bungalow in Barrie, Ontario, love all of our seasons, have a sweet golden doodle named Loki, a beautiful 14 year old son named Zach, and my very… Continue reading Chapter 1: This is us.