Tag Archives: Mental Health

Why I’ve Almost Given up Writing

Believe me, I’m aware of the staggering irony in that headline. Here’s Nick, writing about not writing. Here’s Nick, intending to post it on his blog intended to promote his writing. Here’s Nick, writing this on his 6+ year old … Continue reading

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I Am Here – Of Depression, Yoga, Meditation, and Profound Epiphanies

I’ve made it no secret on here, on social media, or privately among friends, that I’ve struggled with depression most of my life. I was diagnosed with situational depression when I was 18, then re-diagnosed with bi-polar II and ADD … Continue reading

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Why I Attempted Suicide

This past New Years, I had the first major mental breakdown in a long time. I’d certainly struggled many times throughout my life. Most certainly in the recent years. But something about that night really struck me. Why? It stemmed … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Battle: A Reading

I’ve considered reading The Never-Ending Battle aloud, but when Open Minds Quarterly republished the story in their Classroom Edition, I couldn’t think of a better celebration. This reading unexpectedly became one of the most publicly emotional things I’ve ever done. … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Battle: Rewritten & Republished

In 2009, Open Minds Quarterly published my short story, The Never-Ending Battle, in their Fall edition, Volume XI, Issue III. Along with stories in The Country Connection and A Thousand Faces, it was one of four of my published work that year. It … Continue reading

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The Wall that Broke Me

Five years ago, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at York University. At the time, it was my biggest accomplishment. I thought to myself, “Finally! After 13 sporadic years in university, I have this blasted 4-year … 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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