Posts in category Personal Story

The Healing Power of a Dog

The Healing Power of a Dog

Suffering, medications, endless crying, panic, electric shock therapy, more medications, hospitalizations, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, more medications, more crying, hopelessness, talk therapy, and more opinions than I can count, that was my life for the last 17 years. My challenges with mental health began at the age of 18 and proved to be much harder to […]

The Calculating Mind: About Me

The Calculating Mind: About Me

I could see that my depression was something that you were taking personally… as if it was your job to ‘cheer me up’ and any failure was a personal one for you.

Story of My Life

Story of My Life

I like to please people and make them happy. When in fact I need to make myself happy, because in the end it is my life and my story and I’m the writer.

Not Recovered, But Still Trying

Not Recovered, But Still Trying

I don’t know where it comes from but I still get out of bed most days and manage to wash. Brushing my teeth in the shower helps just a tiny bit. Getting out for a walk helps a little more. Exercising with a personal trainer has got me to lose almost 20 kg in the last 6 months. I am learning the guitar and hope to revisit drawing which I was reasonably good at when I was at school. I’ve joined a band (I am quite a good drummer) and am trying to get out a bit more.

Working to Heal

Working to Heal

Growing up with an adult who suffered from severe mood swings and outbursts made my young life very confusing. I never knew what the day would bring. People with Bipolar, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder have unpredictable behaviors. A lot of blaming and shaming is involved. As a young kid, I was on the receiving […]

My Depression Launched a Lifeline

My Depression Launched a Lifeline

Success is one of those qualities that can be measured in so many different ways. Success at work. A happy marriage. A beautiful, healthy child. Harmonious family relationships. I was a successful entrepreneur who built her own thriving business from scratch. In fact, in 1998 I received the Business Excellence Award (Entrepreneurship Category) for Etobicoke. […]

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

My name is Carissa Wright and I am 26 years of age. I may appear to you as a normal functioning human being. I have a job, I play sport and I have friends. But I also have a disorder. I am a sufferer and recovery of the mental illness which is borderline personalty disorder. […]

My Story of Verbal and Narcissistic Abuse

My Story of Verbal and Narcissistic Abuse

I never realized Narcissistic Abuse even existed until I had the unfortunate experience of falling in love with a Narcissist. I met my ex two years ago. She is a female but I do want to add that gender has no role in this because Narcissists can be of both genders. Our relationship started off […]

Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

“There is a much deeper relationship that you gain here you really talk to these girls, you find out what their journey and path has been. You’re like ‘wow’ I can really relate to this.”

Suicide Hotline Blues- Schizoaffective Disorder

Suicide Hotline Blues- Schizoaffective Disorder

The truth is, I’m still me, I’m still the same person I was before this diagnosis.