Category Archives: Depression & Mental Issues

My Only Writing Award

My family moved to Summerside, Prince Edward Island when I started Grade 7. For most of the next six years, I thought I hated living there. I hated my neighbourhood because at least half of the boys that bullied me … Continue reading

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10 Small Things to Deal with Depression

For almost 20 years, depression has been a major, constricting factor in my life. I was officially diagnosed with it in high school and have struggled with it ever since. Officially, my diagnosis is situational depression. Most times, I’m okay. … Continue reading

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Robin Williams & What Dreams May Come

Yesterday, Robin Williams committed suicide, succumbing to a life-long battle with depression. It…hits pretty close to home. While I never knew him in person – though I wish I had – one particularly work of his touched me and has … Continue reading

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Living Without Confidence

A psychiatrist recently evaluated me. I suppose it could be re-evaluated since I’ve been evaluated by psychiatrists for decades now. Previously, I’d been diagnosed with depression, situational depression, ADD/ADHD (or whatever the cool kids call it these days), and probably … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Battle

Note: Many years ago, this story was written for the intention of a volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul. They rejected it, but it did find a home at Open Minds Quarterly, a small, Canadian psychology magazine. Rereading it … Continue reading

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