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
Tomorrow is a BIG day in the mental health fundraising world. It's Bell Let's Talk Day, a day where we don't care about how sore our thumbs get because it's so easy to help. For every tweet, post, use of a picture frame, snap, or text using #BellLetsTalk, Bell donates 5 cents towards mental health… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk
We are in the thick of exams. The first Zach has ever experienced. I'm hoping we get out alive. Exam anxiety is very real. We had three 14 year old boys downstairs. They were studying for music and practicing their instruments: Zach a violin, Liam a viola and Oliver, a cello. Part of their exam… Continue reading Exam Anxiety
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.
I can remember always being super sensitive. It seemed a little odd, but I didn't know any different. I simply didn't understand why other 5 year olds weren't brought to tears when they heard Sally Struthers' voice screeching about the starving children in Africa. There were kids starving in Africa? We needed to fix it.… Continue reading Ohhh! She’s So Sensitive.
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.