Listen to the Cry of the Child

Listen to the Cry of the Child

‘Here is a picture of the little girl you molested. You don’t know who I am now but you will remember this child. The adult woman before you now is courageous & strong but I want you to remember this child as I speak to you.’

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.

The Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

The Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

Cannabis is the most widely used illegitimate psychotropic substance which has a lengthy history of medicinal, recreational and industrial use. It is surprising getting to know that victims of several ailments have found alleviation with the aid of medical marijuana. Medical products like CBD oil are a natural, low-cost and safer way to handle or […]

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 […]